As the co-author of Waterway Guide's Cuba cruising guide, Cuba Bound, Wally certainly is aware of what cruisers need to sail to, and in, Cuba. His in depth knowledge includes the best routes, legal and other requirements for entering Cuba for both Canadians and Americans, recent changes in the country affecting cruisers and much more. Wally will discuss passage planning, marinas, anchorages, provisioning, money, legalities and many other topics in this interesting and entertaining discussion on cruising in Cuba. Lots of superb photos and a Q&A session to follow, plus the story of how he smuggled his dog, Aduana, out of Varadero Cuba.
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