Old as Dirt!
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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On an upcoming trip to southwest Florida, we'll be poking about looking at possible areas for retirement.
Would like to get your comments about various marinas, yacht clubs, or local sailor hangouts. Things like "snooty," "casual," "racing-oriented," "mostly kiddie instructional," etc.
Ranging pretty much anywhere from Venice down to Naples.
St. Charles YC is also an excellant club with a good, protected, harbor and one of our favorite stops with cruising. The only disadvantage is the distance up-river from the Gulf.
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."