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Re: first Sailboat and first sail from Annapolis to Washington NC

Check out Assume 5 MPH average or about 50 miles a day. If at all possible, time the trip so you're moving WITH any tidal current (I think the Potomac is still tidal even up through Dumfries, etc.). Active Captain will also have reviews of different anchorages and marinas along your path.

There was a thread here not that long ago (2-3 months?) where someone was doing a similar trip. I think they were headed from the Solomons area to Occoquan or Woodbridge (which are both unusual enough that you should be able to find it quickly). That thread had some very good information in it.

The S2's are nice boats. I've seen a few with issues, but in general they were well made. Goog luck with yours, and with the trip!

BTW, if you haven't figured this out yet, we NEED pictures!

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