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Beside the weather (which looks like an immediate show-stopper) that is a big trip to make right away. The east coast of the US has many nice places to sail to. You could do several "shake down" cruises and see what needs to be fixed. And you will get your distance sea legs back in the process.
I'm considering a trip to Bermuda now in a boat that will be mine for 2 years, with 3 others - 2 of whom have done serious ocean passages before. And that's in June not January. And that's knowing what additional equipment I need to buy, having fixed things that did not show up on the survey, having a thorough rigging inspection, and knowing what I need to keep an eye on.
If you are going to do some spring sailing, stop by Long Island and I'll buy you a beer.
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