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Paul, I would not go anywhere until the tail end of hurricane season, which would be some time in late October, then I would head to the Abacos and wait for a big weather system coming from the north to provide a boost south.
Another option is bring a lot of extra fuel in plastic jerry cans lashed to the stern and just head east, and/or east southeast (from your location), around the Bahamas, motoring as needed, and then slowly turn toward the south toward the USVI. Itís better to get your easting further north as opposed to further south because itís a long hard slog beating to windward once you get into the trade winds.
While waiting for hurricane season to wind down you could check you engine spares and stock items you might need, like water pump parts, injectors, filtersÖetcÖ
Ideally itís nice to be (eventually) heading straight south to the Virgin Islands rather than the south east, once you get into the trades. A good motor and sufficient fuel will help you get there if needed. Have a SSB on board? You could make contact with someone in the USVI or BVI to let you know exactly which direction the trades are coming from to help determine how far east you will need to sail. The idea being that you don''t want to do a hard beat to windward once you are several hundred miles away, toward the north.