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Of 6 days between 1996 and 2018, Sunny was the most frequent condition. Additionally, 0 days were recorded with precipitation.

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When is it good weather for the activity: Sailing in Gaithersburg, MD?
Boating and Sailing

The Chesapeake Bay is one of the great sailing basins of the world. For scenic and historical sightseeing, take a day trip to Annapolis, Maryland, the home of the U.S. Naval Academy. The popularity of boating and the many boating businesses in Annapolis make it one of the best civilian sailing centers on the East Coast.

Canoeing, sailing, and powerboating are popular in the Washington, D.C., area. Several places rent boats along the Potomac River

north and south of the city. You can dip your paddle just about anywhere along the river—go canoeing in the C&O Canal, sailing in the widening river south of Alexandria, or even kayaking in the raging rapids at Great Falls, a 30-minute drive from the capital.

Rentals

Belle Haven Marina

(George Washington Pkwy., Alexandria, VA, 22307. Tel. 703/768-0018. www.saildc.com), south of Reagan National Airport and Old Town Alexandria, rents two types of sailboats: Sunfish are $30 for two hours during the week and $35 for two hours on the weekend; Flying Scots are $46 for two hours during the week and $54 for two hours during the weekend. Canoes, jon boats, and kayaks are available for rent at $20 for two hours. Rentals are available from April to October.

The Boathouse at Fletcher's Cove

(4940 Canal Rd., at Reservoir Rd., Foxhall, 20007. Tel. 202/244-0461. www.fletcherscove.com), just north of Georgetown, rents 17-foot rowboats for $11 per hour and $20 per day. Canoes are available for rent at $11 per hour and $22 per day. Single kayaks are $8 per hour and $24 per day, while double kayaks are $15 per hour and $35 per day.

Thompson's Boat Center

(2900 Virginia Ave. NW, Foggy Bottom, 20037. Tel. 202/333-4861 or 202/333-9543. www.thompsonboatcenter.com. Foggy Bottom/GWU) is near Georgetown and Theodore Roosevelt Island. The center rents canoes for $8 per hour and $22 per day. Single kayaks are $8 per hour and $24 per day, and double kayaks are $10 per hour and $30 per day. Rowing sculls are also available, but you must demonstrate prior experience and a suitably high skill level.

Tidal Basin

(Bordered by Independence Ave. and Maine Ave., The Mall, 20024. Tel. 202/479-2426. www.tidalbasinpeddleboats.com. Farragut W), in front of the Jefferson Memorial, rents paddleboats beginning in mid-March and usually ending in October. The entrance is at 1501 Maine Avenue SW, on the east side of the Tidal Basin. You can rent two-passenger boats at $10 per hour and four-passenger boats at $18 per hour.

The Washington Sailing Marina

(1 Marina Dr., Alexandria, VA, 22314. Tel. 703/548-9027. www.washingtonsailingmarina.com) rents sailboats from around mid-May to October, or until the water gets too cold. Aqua fins are $15 per hour or $40 for three hours. The 19-foot Flying Scots are $23 per hour and $80 for four hours.

Sailing Locations
1 Loews Annapolis Hotel
Loews Annapolis Hotel
126 West St.
Annapolis, MD 21401

Although its redbrick exterior blends with the city's 1700s architecture, this hotel's interior is airy, spacious, and modern. Guest rooms, decorated in a sailing theme, include coffeemakers and terry robes. A free hotel shuttle bus takes you anywhere you want to go in Annapolis, and a complimentary breakfast is served in the Breeze restaurant for concierge-level guests. Pros:

many amenities; more reasonable than some of the closer-in locations.

Cons:

a mile from the dock, it's a bit removed from the action of the historic center. www.loewsannapolis.com. 216 rooms, 15 suites. In-room: Wi-Fi. In-hotel: restaurant, bar, gym, parking. Credit cards accepted.

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2 Captain's Row
Captain's Row

Alexandria, VA 22314

Many of Alexandria's sea captains once lived on this block. The ships sailing to America during the Revolution weren't fully loaded with cargo, and they used stones to balance the ship during the passage. These stones were then used to pave the streets, as can be witnessed best on Prince and Princess streets.

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Current Conditions
78 °F
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Weather History & Almanac
June 25, 2018 Max Temp Min Temp
Normal (KCGS) 44 °F 29 °F
Record (KCGS) 89 °F (2007) 8 °F (2018)
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Daily Observations
2018 Temp. (°F) Dew Point (°F) Humidity (%) Sea Level Press. (in) Visibility (mi) Wind (mph) Precip. (in) Events
Jan high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg high sum  
2018/1/1 19 12 5 6 2 -2 87 62 47 30.61 30.55 30.50 10 10 10 20 7 26 0.00  
2017 Temp. (°F) Dew Point (°F) Humidity (%) Sea Level Press. (in) Visibility (mi) Wind (mph) Precip. (in) Events
Jan high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg high sum  
2017/1/1 51 43 35 28 25 19 65 50 39 30.40 30.22 29.99 10 10 10 10 5 17 0.00  
2016 Temp. (°F) Dew Point (°F) Humidity (%) Sea Level Press. (in) Visibility (mi) Wind (mph) Precip. (in) Events
Jan high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg high sum  
2016/1/1 41 36 32 28 24 18 70 59 48 30.19 30.15 30.10 10 10 10 20 8 25 0.00  
2015 Temp. (°F) Dew Point (°F) Humidity (%) Sea Level Press. (in) Visibility (mi) Wind (mph) Precip. (in) Events
Jan high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg high sum  
2015/1/1 41 29 17 18 14 7 80 53 31 30.26 30.16 30.07 10 10 10 12 2 20 0.00  
2014 Temp. (°F) Dew Point (°F) Humidity (%) Sea Level Press. (in) Visibility (mi) Wind (mph) Precip. (in) Events
Jan high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg high sum  
2014/1/1 44 34 23 28 21 14 86 63 42 30.43 30.31 30.15 10 10 10 10 3 - 0.00  
2013 Temp. (°F) Dew Point (°F) Humidity (%) Sea Level Press. (in) Visibility (mi) Wind (mph) Precip. (in) Events
Jan high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg low high avg high sum  
2013/1/1 42 36 30 28 25 19 75 62 53 30.03 29.99 29.93 10 10 10 10 3 16 0.00  
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