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New Orleans. Good year-round sailing, fairly easy access to the Gulf.

And a city that has way way more than its share of problems. But good sailing isn't one of them.

Come on down. We can use some new blood....
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wow thanks for the input everyone!

The city-data site is pretty slick. Too bad they don't have a sailing section for states but when I started getting into sailing I realized its sort of a "fringe" activity.

On the New Orleans area. I heard somewhere that on the gulf side you get a lot of tar and seaweed from the oil rigs. Is that true or just something that happens now and then or does it happen on every coast?

This winter I should rent a car and drive up or down the east coast and see what its like. At the moment my big desire is not having to deal with winter... I am sure once its actually here I will settle down but this was a pretty freaking nice summer here.
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No one has mentioned anything about Massachussetts or Rhode Island. Much better wind situation than the Pacific NW or Chesapeake. Good cruising in Narragansett Bay, the Elizabeth Islands, Cape Cod, and further north, all of Maine. For work, the entire Route 128 tech corridor around Boston. Though I noticed you're trying to avoid winter, being from Minnesota you probably wouldn't call what happens around Boston between November and March winter.
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I have been seriously considering Boston. I was there for some training once and I really liked the town. Lots of history and things to see. Getting around was interesting. I would guess just about any town on the east coast would have a lot of historical things to see and do though.

I have lived in Ohio and West Virginia so I know eastern winters are not like midwest ones. I have also lived in North Dakota which in my opinion has the worst winters. The wind and the lack of any trees to stop it makes it a very miserable place when the temp goes below zero. At least in Minnesota you don't need to have block heaters in your engine to keep them from freezing...

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No one has mentioned anything about Massachussetts or Rhode Island. Much better wind situation than the Pacific NW or Chesapeake. Good cruising in Narragansett Bay, the Elizabeth Islands, Cape Cod, and further north, all of Maine. For work, the entire Route 128 tech corridor around Boston. Though I noticed you're trying to avoid winter, being from Minnesota you probably wouldn't call what happens around Boston between November and March winter.
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wow thanks for the input everyone!

The city-data site is pretty slick. Too bad they don't have a sailing section for states but when I started getting into sailing I realized its sort of a "fringe" activity.

On the New Orleans area. I heard somewhere that on the gulf side you get a lot of tar and seaweed from the oil rigs. Is that true or just something that happens now and then or does it happen on every coast?

This winter I should rent a car and drive up or down the east coast and see what its like. At the moment my big desire is not having to deal with winter... I am sure once its actually here I will settle down but this was a pretty freaking nice summer here.
Re: tar, seaweed. I've never seen it much at all, and have never seen it stick to boats. The platforms are a navigational hazard at night, but otherwise not a problem.
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If you are looking to cruise, I would go with the East Coast. Cruising in the Pacific is pretty lame, unless you are in the PNW. California is great for the racing mindset, but the State is in big financial trouble and its very expensive to live here.
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I was not going to respond but since Honolulu was suggested, I highly recommend the sailing in the US Virgin Islands. I may be biased...
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