My husband and I have been boating since 1989. We started out at Mears marina in Annapolis. We are a 2 hr. drive and we have been coming every weekend (when in season) ever since.
We found that after awhile Annapolis became boring. Arriving Friday, having to find a restaurant to eat (2 kids) every weekend became expensive and there wasn't anyplace to hang out other than the boat. They had tennis courts and a pool which was small a shared by the tennis/swim club and therefore croweded. They had a small club house that only the officers had keys to.
Eventually a friend told us about CYC and we went down to visit. What a difference:
Easy access to the Bay, St. Mike's, Annapolis and Solomens island
A very nice restaurant
A BAR for after the kids went to bed or they hung out in the kids room
A nice private swimming pool with lovely view
A "pad" with picnic tables, GAS grills, umbrellas so you could grill out comfortably at each dock.
A outdoor wood fireplace with rocking chairs for cooler nites, and most of all
Guess what we were there to start our summer boating that April and that has been 17 years ago.
Come visit, and look for Victorious on the end of Middle Dock