I will be in the Tampa Bay area the week of August 6-10.
Is there anyone in the area who is going out for a day sail any time Aug 7, 8 or 9? I'd love to join you, along with a local friend who never has been sailing, and who is somewhat concerned about the ocean, although she has lived on the Gulf all her life. She says she is willing to learn. In other words, I don't think rail in the water
the first time out would endear her to the sport.
I myself have limited experience, most of that in the Gulf Islands of Vancouver Island. Would love to get an idea of your thoughts on marinas
and brokers in your area, as I will be buying
a condo there, as well as looking for a boat.