Re: OK. To where in the U.S. should a Midwestern sailor move after retirement?
jmo, but if I could afford it there'd be no contest: the PNW. I don't think the rest of the country understands how big sailing is around Seattle. Man, there are more sailboats on little Lake Union than there are in Maine. It's a sailing paradise.
I'd love to tell you that Mobile would be a great place to retire to and sail, but it's not. There are a couple of months a year when it is just too hot to go out for long (and I imagine Florida would be the same), and I'd say a good 50% of our racing this year has either been a wash or no fun at all because of a lack of wind. Like today, for instance. I know that almost all of North America suffers from lack of wind from time to time, but in our case there's no wind AND it's 90F.
If I were willing to move I know where I'd move to.
'A disciple of the Norse god of aesthetically pleasing boats, Johan Anker'