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Re: Buy a boat or take some courses?
Welcome aboard! There are quite a few of us from your "area". DeniseO30, Ulladh, and TakeFive all keep their boats on the Delaware. Deltaten and DRFerron are somewhere near you, and keep their boats in the Chesapeake. I'm north of you and keep my Allmand in NJ. I'm sure there are others, too. If you don't mind the drive, my wife and I took an introduction to sailing class at Peace Valley Park in Chalfont, PA. It was cheap ($85 for 3 classes of 2-3 hours each, IIRC). The lake also rents sailboats, but you do have to be able to "prove" that you know how to sail (they ask some basic questions, like what to do if the boat capsizes). There's also Nockamixon if you want to go up there.
Just re-read your post, and realized that you should be fine at Peace Valley. They rent American 14.5's, which are sloop-rigged, and at least one of them has a roller-furling headsail.
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