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Old 06-18-2012
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Season charter near Philadelphia??

I'm interested in chartering a daysailor for the season (or portion), somewhere accessible to Philadelphia.

I haven't seen much about season chartering - does the concept even exist? I was thinking it might be like summer house rentals; where the owner wants to get revenue for a portion of the season, and use it for the other portion.

I've taken the ASA 101 course and chartered daysailors several times on the upper Chesapeake. I'd like to have easier access to both enjoy sailing and to practice. Being less tied to pickup and return times for a day-sail would be nice. Plus, I'd like to try out having access, and learn more, before taking the plunge of ownership.

I'm thinking about Essington or Riverton because of their proximity. I'm getting swayed by the notion that closer access leads to more sailing, even if it isn't as scenic and has the tide to deal with. I'm certainly open to other ideas.

Thanks in advance.
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