Hi, I've just joined, and have enjoyed browsing the posts.
I lived aboard various boats, am a UK Yachtmaster and have a USCG 50 ton license
, but have lived in Colorado for many years.
Now I'm retired and thinking of moving to Florida
and having, preferably sharing (not living aboard), a sailboat again to cruise
, maybe to the Bahamas
, maybe on the Gulf Coast
. I'm considering Palm Beach and Sarasota
, but isn't the inshore water
too shallow near Sarasota
? Would you have to motor
for an hour to get into sailing areas?
Another problem is finding crew, as none of my friends likes to sail. (That's what happens when you live in a ski resort.)
So, I have two questions. Where in Florida
is the best sailing, both daysailing and departing for short cruises? How do you meet fellow sailors to share a boat or to charter
Thanks for your advice and comments. jdg