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I have sailed from cumberland sound (north of fernandina beach)to Savannah and it took us about 14 hrs(i''d have to check my log book to be sure...) w/o looking at the chart, I''d guess its about 100nm from JAX to Savannah...thats 20 hrs averaging 5knots. Take a look at your Charts...you''ll see there is a line of lit markers following the coastline. You will also notice a redline with bearings and distance from a "point a" to a "point b". This is a good place to start planning your route. If you do this all in one hop, you will be sailing at night. Honestly, I think it is better to leave in the late afternoon get into open water, set your bearing, sail through the night, and make landfall in the morning....
I''d love to go on but I have to run. If you like, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
ps. the other post, for the record, is fine advice too...An instructor should no doubt increase your confort level with open water passages.