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Re: Need help/advice sailing from NYC to Marthas Vineyard
That's an ambitious cruise in that timeframe. At 4kts, it must be at least 50 hrs of sailing, probably closer to 75, after tacking/gybing/headwinds/foul current, etc, is my guess. Even 1kt of foul current is going to seriously extend a trip on a 4kt boat. Are you sailing through the night or planning 12 to 15 hour days?
Add me to the chorus of taking the route through the Sound. You could certainly find bad weather and some rough seas over 5 days. You'll need to prepare for a bailout or to be held up. Comes with the territory.
Beautiful time of year for that trip. Crowds are down after Labor Day. Weather is usually warm during the day and cooler at night and the breeze is up. However, storms are storms and they are still around.
When are you going to return to NYC? Unfortunately, weather does start to go downhill fast in Sept.
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