Re: Weather Forecasts (Chesapeake in this case)
For local sailing in the Bay, I always rely on NOAA and the weather channel on VHF.
Depending on your skills and the familiarity of the boat, to stay on the safe side, just reef. Besides, it is early in the season, just take it easy for a while.
Have fun !!!
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