This is my first trip to the Gulf coast of Florida and I love the beauty of the water and the beaches. This area became popular after Henry Plant promoted the building of a railroad into Tampa, thus making it affordable and desirable for northerners to vacation here in the winter by the 1880s.
As seems to frequently happen, we found the Clearwater Yacht Club while out for our morning walk. Founded in 1911, This boating club, like ours, sponsors youth sailing programs as well as supporting other community activities. While the Onondaga Yacht Club is older, the Clearwater Yacht Club has a much larger- and wealthier- membership.