I have read all this and would appreciate any advice
We are going to FR in late May to visit the Factory and attend Outremer
Cup Week and Regatta
Rather than fly back to the US we will buy a Eurail Pass and travel 3-4 weeks until our boat
is ready for delivery
the first week of July in southern France
We plan to sail locally for 35 days and return to the US for 2 weeks then back to FR pick up the boat
either to Greece
or Montenegro/Turkey/Croatia and winter the boat out of the EU by mid-November.
We will exceed the 90 days unless we hustle over to Turkey
Is it a viable solution to obtain a 1 year French Visa and will that allow us to travel any EU/Schengen country for the 1 year period without penalty?