We decided a night crossing would be best. In order to leave in the light and arrive in the light meant we could go really slow, save a bunch of fuel and just enjoy being at sea on a beautiful night. I just love night crossings and going offshore, so this suited us just fine. We travelled at 1400 rpm, 6.5 kts burning 1.4 gph. Perrrrfect! Stars, and clouds, and yes a few squalls in the distance that were not a threat to us.