Sailing South - First Timers' Guide to the ICW” is the one hour intro to the ICW, what you need, what you don't need, and how to cruise the ICW comfortably, safely and enjoyably. For the Toronto Boat Show, Wally also covers the Erie Canal/Hudson River and the New Jersey coastline to assist those coming from the Great Lakes. A Q&A session will follow to answer your specific questions and concerns.
Wally will have just completed his 26th ICW passage prior to his arrival at the Toronto International Boat Show, after having led some 16 boats south in the Sail to the Sun ICW Rally. Following the show, he will sail to the Bahamas and through to Cuba. When he's not sailing, he writes for various sailing and boating publications, including Waterway Guide, and has produced several videos for The Sailing Channel. Wally particularly enjoys answering the questions of new cruisers at his seminars. Those heading south in the fall of 2016 will be especially interested in learning more about the ICW regatta going south to Miami that he will be leading for the third time. Wally blogs his cruising adventures at http://bloggingtheICW.blogspot.com and also has a highly enjoyable Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/SailorsandCruisers/ if you'd like to join him online.