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?