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What do we know about St. Augustine Fl.

Is their good infrastructure for sailors? Good place to sail.
Lot's of places to sail to?
Any places that rent boats?
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Re: St Augustine

I don't know about renting boats, but St. A has a very strong cruising community. I've been twice, once by sail. You might check this out:

St Augustine Cruiser's Net

Some of our SailNetters are there now.

It's an awesome city.
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Re: St Augustine

David - I've passed through a few times and spent maybe 2 months there once. It is a fun town. There are a handful of good music venues, lots of good restaurants. It is on the ICW, has a couple large public mooring fields (the anchorages in town have pretty much disappeared by you can still find places to anchor if you have a good dinghy or are willing to go outside of town). Plenty of good marinas -- depending on your tastes and budget. I don't know about "rentals" depending on what you are looking for, I'd try the search engines. Nice sails on the outside up to Jacksonville or St Mary's. Are you headed there?
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Stopped twice in Nov on the way south. Both times the mooring field was quite uncomfortable from sustained hi winds.
Great town to visit but long term on a mooring would not be ideal.
Not much room to sail inside the inlet and the inlet can get nasty and unsafe in a blow. Not a class A inlet.
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Re: St Augustine

I stayed in the city marina, nice town, lots of things to see and do, great restaurants.

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Re: St Augustine

Bit tight in the inlet and docking is expensive. Great town though, check out "Sailor's Exchange" used and discount marine supplies.
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Stopped twice in Nov on the way south. Both times the mooring field was quite uncomfortable from sustained hi winds.
Great town to visit but long term on a mooring would not be ideal.
Not much room to sail inside the inlet and the inlet can get nasty and unsafe in a blow. Not a class A inlet.
Good info. By class a inlet you mean that their are days you can't get in or out?
Anything else?
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Re: St Augustine

Good protected dockage, marine services, full service yard with haul out, restaurant/bar, and sailboat school/rentals at Camachee Cove Marina on the north side of St. A. San Sebastian river has several marinas and yards. The municipal marina downtown is most convenient for exploring the city. Also as previously stated there are several large mooring fields operated by the city. Lots of history and culture and a good sailing scene. St. Augustine Yacht Club holds weekly races and some regattas. Listen in to the cruisers net on VHF 72 @ 0900 daily.
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ActiveCaptain.com has a wealth of information on the area and registration/membership on the site is free
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Good info. By class a inlet you mean that their are days you can't get in or out?
Anything else?
Yes. I am speaking from limited experience of the area but I do hear this inlet can get difficult more quickly than the big inlets.
Going out you have the choice to not go but once out if things get snotty you stay out.

East coast Fl. Class A Inlets are:
Miami
Ft Lauderdale
Lake Worth
Ft Pierce
Canaveral
St Johns
St Marys

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