Originally Posted by BubbleheadMd
I live nearby, and I'd like to take my boat to this event as well. I assume that mooring balls will fill up fast, and that I'll be relegated to anchoring.
Yep. Most of Back Creek and Spa Creek are full. Weems is filling up. The mooring balls still have vacancies, especially in St Mary's Cove (35' limit v. 45' limit elsewhere).
This year the powerboat show is the week before the sail show so your chances at a ball are pretty random. If you're willing to come up Monday after the power show and circle you might get one.
There is always room in the South Anchorage although it gets bumpy. There is also room up the Severn off the Severn Inn.
Dinghy dockage is easy. Lots of room by the old DNRP station. If that overflows or you don't want to push in there is a landing in St Mary's Cove that is a reasonable walk. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR ENGINE DOWN IN CONSIDERATION OF YOUR COLLEAGUES.
As noted, every public street in Annapolis that ends at the water has free dinghy dockage.
The water taxis will be running but if the wind kicks up they will not serve the South Anchorage. That can be a problem.
There is always Whitehall Bay.
I prefer to anchor out and dinghy in. I've always been able to find a place to put the dinghy.