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Newport/Martha's Vineyard/Nantucket--your feedbacked needed!

Hi all,

I've searched the forums about some of the great destinations for our upcoming cruise out of E. Greenwich, RI and wanted to get any quick feedback or suggestions on what you see below. In particular, trying to get a better sense of distances and expected travel time ranges. We want a vacation-like pace, with just 1 or 2 longer days of sailing. My charts are on the way. The sail plan thus far looks like: (with questions/comments)

1) E. Greenwich, RI through Narragansett Bay to Cuttyhunk
(our captain says it's about 6 hrs.)
2) Cuttyhunk to Vineyard Haven
(we know it's dry, so we'll dine onboard)
3) Vineyard Haven to Nantucket Harbor
(too ambitious? How long? Distance?)
4) Nantucket to Edgartown
5) Edgartown to Newport via Vineyard Sound
6) Day ashore in Newport
7) Newport to E. Greenwich, RI

We had considered saving Nantucket for another time, so also welcome suggested changes that might drop that from this trip. We normally enjoy easier sailing...just came back from 10 days in Vieques and Culebra in March and had a great time.

We've repeatedly sailed to Block Island from this origin point in RI, including in heavy daytime fog conditions, so won't go there this trip. And the wife wants to see the mansions, so Newport is a must do. (I've been many times).

Thanks in advance...happy to reciprocate for any traveling to the Spanish Virgins.
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