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The History of the ICW

by Wally Moran, Posted October 29, 2014
Those who transit the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) often talk about the strange sense of history they feel while plying its waters. At anchor, whether in St. Mary’s or St. Augustine, they say they can’t help but think of those who have come before them: the tugs and barges, the pirates and looters, the sailors, the soldiers.
On board any cruising boat, charts and guides are pivotal for route-planning. But have you ever thought about how those guides are created? We checked in with the co-authors of an ICW cruising guide to get the skinny on guide-writing and ICW cruising.
The World ARC assists with material and logistical support and is a service that’s especially handy in places like Panama, a locale renowned for its paperwork, fees and Kafkaesque bureaucracy. It’s definitely nice to have somebody else take care of the hassles, and have the camaraderie that developes between sailors on a common journey.
SAIL's Snowbird Rally down the ICW announces a new stopover in Beaufort, South Carolina, complete with low-country dinner, music and free dockage
Sign up for SAIL's 2014 Secrets of the ICW Seminar in Annapolis Maryland on October 12, the Sunday of the Annapolis Boat Show
For many people, sailing across the Atlantic falls into the same category as climbing Mt. Everest. Even among serious sailors, a transatlantic crossing is not something to be taken lightly. Not only is it logistically challenging, it’s weather-sensitive, resource-dependent and more than a little intimidating.  
Jimmy Cornell has led five separate fleets around the world. In 2014, he sets sail again, this time for the Blue Planet Odyssey. But this rally is more than just a challenge to be conquered—it's a call to action for the future of the planet.
For many people, sailing across the Atlantic falls into the same category as climbing Mt. Everest. Even among serious sailors, a transatlantic crossing is not something to be taken lightly.

The Baja Bash

by Zuzana Prochazka, Posted March 11, 2013
If it’s true that gentlemen never sail to weather then what the hell am I doing here, I wondered as my knees slammed into the foredeck at the trough of yet another wave.
When I asked Dr. Wayne Andersen why he has sailed his tricked-out Moody 54 Habits of Health in the Caribbean 1500 rally four years in a row, his answer made me smile.
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