Thanks for the explanation. Makes a whole lot of sense now that you put it that way. I'm really a rookie to sailing the east coast. I grew up sailing the Great Lakes where tides are not an issue so I tend to forget about their existence until I'm sailing at a blazing 1.1 knot against them for 6 hours wondering what the heck just happened. LOL
I'd be extatic in all reality if at least a couple of boats met up and we all went together. At least that way we kinda know each other and have a similar itinerary when we raft up. My plan is to get there, fire up the blender and start passing out Margaritas and Mojitos, then maybe take a dip with a speargun on the north end and get us some dinner. Cook on my boat and then we hang out and tell boat stories. But I'm very open to any suggestions as well.