Over Hill Sailing Club
The last couple of years I have left my boat in Florida so as to be able to visit folks and to sail in warmer climes. What I have found is that I am doing a lot LESS actual sailing down there. It seems like there are hundreds of really big, really expensive sailboats covered in canvas and plastic that never hoist a sail. Along the eastern coast of S. Florida, in and around the ICW, it seems there are not that many places to put the sails up and go. Inshore waters are very shallow and most of the inlets from the ocean are far from wherever the boat is. Most are shallow and nasty except for the few class A inlets. Even if you can get to the ocean for a sail, The Gulf Stream hems you in for weeks at a time from getting offshore if there is any sort of north wind. I am really missing the NE, with its abundant sailing waters and short season.