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 28th ICW passage prior to his arrival at the Toronto International Boat Show, after having led some 23 boats south in the Sail to the Sun ICW Rally, his third rally format trip south on the ICW. Following the show, he will again sail to the Bahamas and through to Cuba's south coast.
When he's not sailing, he writes for various sailing and boating publications, including Cruising World, who published his feature article on the Bahamas in their September 2016 edition, 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 2017 will be especially interested in learning more about the ICW regatta going south to Miami that he will be leading for the fourth 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.