Retirement Locations that include Small Boat Opportunities


Super Anarchist
Lake Champlain
Vermont is probably cheaper than SD, has tons of sailing on Lake Champlain. Yacht club membership is cheap, and downtown Burlington has the Community Sailing Center. Might be too much Winter for you.



Steam Flyer

Sophisticated Yet Humble
Eastern NC
Then you went to some kind of wrong place! Try Franklins:

And I am Scottish - leave torturing sheep out of this conversation. 
Y'know, some of that stuff is pretty good, and I don't care if you call it "BBQ" or whatever.

The best BBQ in this world is found in a dozen or so places around eastern NC, and I'm not going to tell you where. Fuck it. They don't need your business, and I don't like having to wait in line.

FB- Doug

[edit to add] I think in Texas they keep the meat for themselves and serve outsiders the charcoal. I've never even had steak ordered rare in Texas that wasn't burnt to fuck and back

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Old Yeller

Southeast coast.  Charleston, Beaufort, Savanna, Hilton Head areas. Lots of sailing clubs and not too far from the Florida regatta scene. Of course you have to deal with hurricanes. If you have the resources one option is to have a small second home in the mountains or inland areas on a sailing lake as a getaway for the hurricanes.



Super Anarchist
Charleston, SC
TX is high on my list.  Sounds like Dago is great, (except perhaps cost of living and potentially traffic on the roads).  I love Charleston and we have tons of small boat sailing in the SE in general.  Inland cost of living isn't bad, but compared to TX it's pretty high.  



Super Anarchist
Hello anarchists of the small boat world. I currently live in San Diego and I'm on the search for cool retirement locales that will be fun, have opportunities for sailing, and allow my dollar to go farther than it goes in southern California. Wide open to suggestions. Many thanks.
Great lakes you will learn to sail much faster than you ever dreamed of in San Diego:




New member
Coast Guard friend of mine can't wait to retire and move back to Traverse City Michigan.   He was a chopper pilot stationed in Traverse City,  Puget Sound, Kodiak, and Juneau and wants to go back to Michigan for the sailing and diving.



Super Anarchist
There aren't many places your dollar will go farther than in eastern North Carolina, and the sailing grounds are phenomenal.

Decent inland sailing near Raleigh as well, if you're not into going rural.
Way more sailing opportunities around Charlotte on Lake Norman (4 active yacht/boat clubs) than any lake near Raleigh. But both have a lot of light air months, and neither begin to compare to San Diego. 

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