Most cruisers heading south are heading for those gloriously turquoise waters of the Bahamas. Veteran cruiser, writer, author and speaker Wally Moran, will share his knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, this beautiful destination. Learn where to cruise, what to expect, what to bring (and not to bring), and how to cross the Gulf Stream (and the Bahamas Banks) safely and comfortably. Do you need water jugs? Extra diesel? Provisioning? What about fishing and snorkeling? Is the Bahamas safe? Have the past fall's hurricanes created any problems? As always, there will be time for questions and answers with Wally at the end of his presentation.
Wally will have just completed his 31st ICW passage prior to his arrival at the Toronto International Boat Show, after having led some 17 boats south in the Sail to the Sun ICW Rally, his fourth rally format trip south on the ICW. Following the show, he will again sail to the Bahamas - after repainting his boat that is. When he's not sailing, he writes for various sailing and boating publications, including Cruising World, who published his feature article on the ICW in their September 2017 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 2018 will be especially interested in learning more about the ICW rally 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. Those wanting more information on the Sail to the Sun ICW Rally can click through to www.ICWally.com