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Totally agree on the congrats. I must admit, though, I once again question the "rally" idea. I just finished delivering a Tartan 4400 down to the Abacos. We were lucky and the owner had a flexible schedule, something I was important to me. We moved the boat down to Norfolk from Annapolis tracking weather and currents at least weeks before departure. When we got to Norfolk we were stuck on the back end of a huge low pressure system with rediculous south winds. So we went inside during the blow to Beaufort, just in time for a new high to roll through.
We went out in a fresh norther, knowing it would turn SWly by the time we got to our southern point where we wanted to cross the Stream. Worked like clockwork, if anything things were a wee light for a day and we had to motorsail.
The Rally folks departure date was planned for Nov 1 - we left Oct 28. Nov 1 they were stuck in horrrible weather for quite a while. We were sipping rum drinks on the beach by Nov 3. Amazing what a flexible schedule, watching the weather and knowing when to GO can do for making a trip good or bad.