this on behalf of a pair of fairly inexperienced sailors who have just bought a 23' sloop
. They need to move the boat from Smith's Marina (Little Round Bay on the Severn R.) and would like to find a cheap
or free, secure mooring
to leave for a week, no farther south than Galesville, MD.
The pair have taken a sailing class but are, as I say, relative newbies. They live in D.C. area and would like to work the boat down to the Potomac
in small steps over the next month or so.
I suggested anchoring
in Back Creek for their first (admittedly very short) hop, but we all have concerns about leaving an anchored boat there, unattended.
Ideally, would be a cheap mooring
ball somewhere, but Annapolis
only rents them to liveaboards for long-term (I just spoke to the harbor master who confirmed that).
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.