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post #1024 of Old 09-24-2018
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Re: 2018 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Yeah, pretty much, Don. That's why I loved sailing the lower Florida Keys so much. It was summer year round, but not nearly as hot and humid as summers here in Maryland. The temperature was always 10 to 15 degrees cooler in Big Pine and Key West during August than it was here, and ironically, the locals would complain about how high the humidity was when it hit 40 percent.

Some folks claim the Chesapeake Bay is the sailing capitol of the world, but not IMO. I've traveled much of the world, and there are lots more places that provide far more sailing opportunities than the Chesapeake. Plus, most of those places had clear, blue water, outstanding year-round weather, excellent fishing and snorkeling and the cost to live aboard in those locations was no higher than it is right here - maybe less.

Good luck on your return voyage to the sunny south, Don and be safe.

All the best,

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