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Lake Michigan sailing months? how many?

I have been bitten by the sailing bug. So at this point Im educating myself on many things and am working towards some ASA certifications. Meanwhile my concern is how many months a year does anyone sail on Lake Michigan. I am born and bred here and I know the lake starts to freeze over in January and thaws around March....but sometimes it never freezes.

Those who sail the lakes how many months "could you sail" providing the lake didnt freeze and they plowed your docks?

The reason I ask is that Im working 7am-6pm mon-friday. While thats a great thing, it leaves only Saturday/Sunday for fun time. Thus I dont want to jump into sailing and end up like other Michigan sports...very seasonal. Id like to know I could get 8-9 months a year of sailing in before committing big $$$$ and time. Cold doesnt bother me, but I understand the dangers of sailing in bad weather and this will limit even my Saturdays and Sundays during the warm months.

thanks in advance for your experiences....
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