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where to homeport?

Hi All,

Id 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. Its berthed there now, and Im planning to move it to a port closer to Atlanta sometime this summer. (St. Pete just isnt realistic as a location given the distance from here!! its 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.


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I sailed out of Savannah for years. Its a great sailing town. Most people actually keep thier boats on the Wilmington River. Cruising usually means a short hop in the Atlantic or a trip up the intercoastal. Currents can be wicked.

Another place that a lot of folks from Atlanta kept thier boats was Charleston. There are also some big lakes outside of Atlanta which have boats the size of your Hunter.

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I''m also living in Atlanta and looking for a place to keep a boat as well. I''m thinking of mooring my boat somewhere around Hilton Head Island or Savannah. Does anyone have a perspective on these areas from a safty and mooring availability standpoint?

I''ve never been landlocked like this and I was wondering what challenges I should be prepared for being at least 4 1/2 hours away from my boat?

I''d like to eventually keep my boat in a slip however I''d rather use my budget for more boat and wait until I have the extra $ to keep it in a slip.

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