For Your Consideration: Membership vs. Ownership
Annual ownership operating costs, not including acquisition/purchase, depreciation or major repairs, for a 34 foot sailboat, can easily top $7,500. A mid-grade new set of sails will cost another $7,500-you get the picture!
For comparison, a week at a beach house is typically $2500 plus, a three day weekend sailboat charter is typically $1500 plus and a northern bay boating club is about $5500, plus an initial joining fee for less advanced reservation days!
For some, ownership is the only option and for good reasons, but for the greater majority of sailors, club time or time share sailing is logical and a reasonable approach to explore sailing or continue to enjoy the sailing lifestyle and sport when ownership is not practical.
Club sailing gives you the most important benefit of ownership-sailing time! The club manages and maintains the yacht, you schedule your time on board and sail! Or if you prefer just spend the weekend on board at the marina -just getting away!
Chesapeake Sail Club (CSC) offers annual membership plans for your consideration. For season late comers, we offer pro-rata membership.
There is no time like the present for Sailing Chesapeake Bay with CSC!
Review what it takes to become a Chesapeake Sail Club Member.