How about if you're going to sail out of NY, which I agree would be awesome, then why not keep on going and come over and see us!!
6 days to southampton or you could have a couple more days and see the Med!!
I may try the same in reverse and sail into NY before too long.
Also, I know the Atlantic can be 'turbulant' but we have fantastic weather over here in the summer.
Best of luck in your quest,