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Philadelphia Area Sailing?

I have a potential opportunity with my employment to be temporarily relocated to Philly for 3 years. I'm curious as to what the sailing scene is there. I am a lake sailor here in Texas so have no experience with tides or currents or bay weather or commercial traffic or prolonged cold weather. Also, I suppose I would have to lease a boat but haven't found alot of opportunities there. I read stories herein about haulouts for the winter and not putting back in until May (that's midsummer for me). My boat stays in the water year round unless it needs some work. I could go sailing on a good day in Dec/Jan if wanted (although I usually don't). If it's below 60 or winds above 20 I stay off the water in the slip and just hang out and mess about on the boat. I have googled and understand there is sailing on the Delaware river, Delaware Bay, and Chesepeake Bay, but they all seem to be performance/racing boats, not cruisers.

So please let me know, what sort of culture shock am I in for?

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