Looks to me that it would be best if I could get down to the Carolina's, Georgia
even better, if I want to have an enjoyable
sail in February. I've sailed a number of times in Charlotte Harbor
at the end of January. Some years were great but I had a few where it was downright cold, especially on the water. I can't say that I much enjoy sailing if the temperature is below the mid 50's. My boat is a Catalina
310. It has auto-pilot but no radar
. Also, most of the time I'll be single
handling. My son will be with me for some of the time and although he's sailed with me many times, I'd need to be by his side most of the time. So sailing on the outside or at night is not a possibility. Anyway, my interest is to enjoy the sail and meander around a bit. If I don't get down far enough, I'll probably have to hire a captain
to sail it down further.
And then there's the hurricanes; they worry me. Certainly not a good time to be sailing but I have to play the cards I've been dealt if I want to be in the the game
. I remember once chartering in the BVI when hurricane
Lenny (1999 I think) showed up in November. My insurance
has no limitations within the US.
Thanks all for your suggestions.