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Old 19-02-2018, 06:32   #1
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commuter sailing ?

Hi hope someone can offer some advice,

I am thinking of getting a boat for my retirement, however I could get one sooner, and was wondering if it is possible to do the following.

Sailing the south coast and east of the UK, can you sail from one port to another, leave your boat for a week and return the next to move on to another port, without it costing a small fortune in mooring fees?

When you join a sailing club, RYA affiliated, does this offer any options that would be cheaper than using the GIN palace marina's that can offer moorings at silly prices, we would just need somewhere safe for a few days.

Has anyone tries doing something similar?

When I had my last boat, I had a yearly mooring in one area and sailed that local area, after a few years I moved to another area for a year or so..

Wonder if things have change in this respect..

Thanks for your help
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Re: commuter sailing ?

Not positive about the UK marinas but usually, the longer you stay the cheaper the per night price.

Particularly below 1 week, you get into nightly prices and it can get kind of crazy.
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Re: commuter sailing ?

MDL marinas offer Freedom Berthing but not sure if there is a limit on how many nights you can stay.

Passeport Escale also offers free nights at over 100 marinas, mostly in France, but there is a 2 night limit.
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MDL marinas offer Freedom Berthing but not sure if there is a limit on how many nights you can stay.

Passeport Escale also offers free nights at over 100 marinas, mostly in France, but there is a 2 night limit.
Thanks for the information, will give them a try, it may be worth finding out what they can offer, they do have a few in some useful locations.
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