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where to homeport?

Hi All,

Iíd 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 30í Hunter in St. Pete. Itís berthed there now, and Iím planning to move it to a port closer to Atlanta sometime this summer. (St. Pete just isnít realistic as a location given the distance from here!! Ė itís a 10 hour drive). Two places have been recommended Ė the Ft. Walton Beach area, and the Savannah/St. Simons area.

Can anyone fill me in on what each area has to offer Ė 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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where to homeport?

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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