Thanx Chuckles, we'll probably do that, perhaps later in the summer when the air's too light to move our heavy monohull. I've only sailed on a big cat twice and couldn't get used to the very different motion. But that was in the Caribbean in very different sea conditions from the Chesapeake, and I'd love to give it another chance.
Have a great European trip - are you going to post photos when you get back? And will they be photoshopped in Alex's unique style??