where to homeport?
I’d like to ask all Southeast sailors for some advice on where to homeport a sailboat.
I live in Atlanta and a few months ago, purchased a 30’ Hunter in St. Pete. It’s berthed there now, and I’m planning to move it to a port closer to Atlanta sometime this summer. (St. Pete just isn’t realistic as a location given the distance from here!! – it’s a 10 hour drive). Two places have been recommended – the Ft. Walton Beach area, and the Savannah/St. Simons area.
Can anyone fill me in on what each area has to offer – sailing clubs, opportunities to connect with other sailors, racing (fun, not serious), local waters, winds, etc. Any advice and information would be much appreciated.