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Thread: Who here has sailed with Chesapeake Shorthanded Sailing Society (CHESSS)?

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    Default Who here has sailed with Chesapeake Shorthanded Sailing Society (CHESSS)?

    I am flirting with the idea of moving away from the bay area and maybe relocating to a house on the Chesapeake in Maryland. Covid taught me a lot about I want for my wife and I. Things here are getting a little more difficult and costly. A path to downsizing from my house for another is too competitive, poor in choices, lifestyles very costly and now that they are building so much high-rises in Alameda and removing my much loved waterfront, our sailing ground are changing for the worse. I do know many people make it work and drive a distance to have a boat on the bay but that wouldn't work me. I would sure miss sailing here in the SF bay but there are other places where a working guy from the Bay area who must still work but not kill himself can have almost all - a house, sailboat, fair dock access close by, cruising and racing grounds and a nice community to belong.

    Can someone here tell me a little of what the organization is like, what kind of boats are sailed and the people involved?
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    meanwhile the other big east coast shorthanded racing I am currently watching is the Bermuda 1-2.

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    I sailed with CHESS. Good bunch of folks. It is not as organized as SSS and has far fewer events that are nowhere near as well attended as our events. They're fairly spread out, too, with a good center of folks in the Annapolis area but people spread out across the 120nm between Naptown and Hampton Roads. As a young organization looking to grow, it does seem to have a certain energy... I never took myself off the email list despite moving over two years ago. I can put you in touch if you'd like.

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