Hello all. My wife and I are looking to buy our first ever sailboat and liveaboard
her while learning
to sail. We will be starting from SQUARE ONE...we have never sailed before.
We are currently looking into marinas
in the DMV area that we can live in year-round. I will continue to commute to work
in Luray, Virginia and would like to find a place within 2 hours (I telework some days, as well).
My main question: how does sailing the Potomac
compare to the Chesapeake? I've heard some people mention that the Potomac
is mostly motoring...which obviously wouldn't be good for us learning
how to actually sail. The marinas
along the Potomac would be closer to work
for me, but it may be worth the extra drive in order to have a marina on the Chesapeake to actually learn the ropes. I should also mention, that Colonial Beach is another area that we're looking at...it's on the Potomac, but much closer to the Bay than, say Occoquan Bay (which is very close to us).
Just curious to hear thoughts from those who have sailed both of these areas. Thanks!