Can anyone provide insight into a good place to work towards our dream of moving aboard a boat full time?
We have a timeline to leave for a two year trip in about two years from now. The first year is to learn to sail by taking classes
, chartering, joining a sailing club, and finally buying
a boat after a year of saving and learning
. Second year would be spent living aboard
at a marina and working full time, coastal sailing the boat, learning
more, and saving for the trip before we take off.
We are looking for the perfect location for this transition period to the sailing life. We are set to move from our landlocked position in upstate NY in July 2016. I'm an ER doc and Hannah is a nurse, therefore we can move virtually anywhere in the coastal US. We would prefer east coast
for proximity to home.
Factors which are important to us:
1. Strong boating
2. Awesome nearby cruising grounds
which allows boating
most of the year
4. Low-ish taxes
and reasonable-ish cost of living (i.e. not california)
5. Friendly people!
If anyone can provide insight into towns/cities/states which would be a great fit we would surely appreciate it!
Tom and Hannah