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Re: Chesapeake charter early August?
If I had my druthers, I'd charter in the Pacific Northwest that time of year. Crytsal clear skies, warm days, cool evenings...
The Chesapeake is hit or miss in early August. Despite the claims, I've found plenty of wind in August. It's just not dependable. Gov Cup (1st weekend of Aug) has been an upwind slog for the past two years in 15-25 knot south winds. Three years ago, we enough wind to finish the race. For the past three years, Pirate's Weekend (2nd weekend in Aug at Rock Hall) has seen at least one serious low move thru the area. We've had very boisterous conditions either going or returning on at least one day (Fri- Mon) around that weekend.
You can expect wind, but you can't count on it. What you can count on is hot. Except for the passing front/low/storm, you can figure on high 80s to low 100s and plenty of humidity.
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