Barry, what if I sailed Port Washington to Sinai, spent the night and we left Sinai together? I've never made a straight run from Sinai before but I know for a fact that time of the year the wind is very undependable in the Sound and that 70 miles may as well be a million.
I had that problem last year and motored quite a bit. I took advantage of the good winds at dusk and dawn and the rest of the way I motorsailed. 12 hours to do 70mn I think is a bit of a stretch though. That's almost 6 knots the whole way and with the wind not being great its pushing it, at least for my 27' footer.
Anyway, whatever timeline we decide on closer to departure date, I'm in. I'd love to raft up with whoever would like, cook a feast, tell boat stories and share drinks. That's why we sail isn't it? Whoever dives will want to bring dive gear along on this trip. The diving is AMAZING out there compared to the rest of the east coast this far north.