sailing is best done where you can. I started in MN in the summer on a small lake, took a week long class liveabord class in San Diego
and now live on the Chesapeake Bay
with our own boat. None of them are similar but sailing is about differences. You can learn anywhwere but it eventaully comes down to where you are.
You need to be someplace for any number of reasons. I like the Chesapeake because I live here now. I might be able to list places I would rather be, but I can't be there just now. Don't come here in August! Right about now will start a nice fall season.
Fall and late spring are really nice here. Nothing is perfect. You sail where you can. Being on the water
is better than not being on the water
. If you found a good oppertunity to get out on the water where you live, I would say that is the best place you can be.
The week live aboard ASA
course my wife and I did in San Diego
was a _great_ time. It actually was cheaper than staying in a downtown hotel
doing nothing and we got to sail every day. That said being on our own boat for a weekend here is better. It's about sailing where and when you can - not what place you go to.