Sailing South - First Timers' Guide to the ICW



Wally Moran

Sailing South - First Timers' Guide to the ICW

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 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 and also has a highly enjoyable Facebook group, if you'd like to join him online. Those wanting more information on the Sail to the Sun ICW Rally can click through to

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Toronto Boat Show