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Re: Sailing South Florida with the teaching of the Shsmanic Wheel

I'd start a little further South as it is a day's sail, staying in the channel, to get to Key Largo from Miami. Can be a little hectic in the channel as there a many power boaters doing the same route. Most folks in that area would be ok with driving down to Key Largo and hopping aboard from there. Do a little recon on places for your clients to park overnight. There's plenty of places, but they do not all match up easily accessible (by sailboat) marinas. You might have to pick them up with the tender. Weather will play a big part on which side (Gulf or Atlantic) to take them to. Keep a look out for coral heads on the Atlantic side of Key Largo....lots of great places to snorkel and dive, but lots of coral heads. Try to pick up a mooring ball at the snorkel spots....they are very serious about coral damage in that area as it is their livelihood.

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