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“Sailing, anchoring out, visiting places, even the occasional storm, all provide a sense of adventure.”

We also offer a sailing school, as well as the option for a captain for half the day. For some clients, a half-day captain gives them the boost of confidence they need if it’s been a while since they sailed on the Bay, but they already have plenty of experience.” Why spend your precious vacations days on the Bay? Houpt explains, “On the Bay you can spend one night tied up in a city and the next night up a creek all alone. There are so many neat little anchorages and towns that you couldn’t do all of them in a lifetime. My favorite anchorage is Still Pond, but there are many more that I enjoy, including Harness Creek on the South River and Swan Creek in Rock Hall. The Chester River is another great place to spend fall nights at anchor, when you can take advantage of the slightly cooler temperatures.”

Vacationing with Family

“I love my family, and we like vacationing together,” says Mike, who first chartered two years ago with his wife and five children. “Sailing, anchoring out, visiting places, even the occasional storm, all provide a sense of adventure. “Three years ago I ‘remembered’ my childhood dream of sailing and started pursuing it,” recalls Mike, who learned to sail at Norton Yacht Sales in Deltaville, VA. “One of my sons and I got our ASA certifications (101, 103, 104) in May 2012, and we took our first family cruise about a month later. I have a great deal of appreciation for Norton’s because they helped me do something I have wanted to do since I was a kid. “My children are ages 26, 24, 21, 18, 13 (or something like that!), and we’ve chartered monohulls from 36 to 41 Follow us!

##There’s nothing like a good sunset at anchor. Photo courtesy of Norton Yacht Sales

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