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SailTime plans fractional sailing expo this weekend

SailTime said it is hosting a fractional sailing expo on Saturday during the 16th annual Summer Sailstice.

SailTime said it is hosting a fractional sailing expo on Saturday during the 16th annual Summer Sailstice, the worldwide celebration of sailing and the summer solstice.

Celebrations around the country will include tours of new model yachts and sailboats. Those who attend the expo also will have the opportunity to register for American Sailing Association-certified lessons, boat chartering, membership and ownership opportunities.

Summer Sailstice is set for Saturday and Sunday. It is always held on the weekend closest to the summer solstice.

With a fee that starts at a few hundred dollars a month, SailTime said its members can conveniently schedule blocks of time online to enjoy a new model sailboat or powerboat without the commitment or expense of ownership. When they are finished, they turn the keys over to the SailTime team to clean up and maintain the boat.

SailTime also invites boat owners to join its fleet. A certified professional handles the upkeep and maintenance of the boat. SailTime said it also finds boat sharers.

SailTime said those who attend its 2016 Fractional Sailing Expo will be able to speak with boat owners, captains, instructors and sailing enthusiasts about the new sailing sharing economy.

Information about the expo is available at www.sailtime.com/expo.

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