SAIL's 2014 Secrets to the ICW Seminar
WHEN: October 12, 2014, 1000-1600
WHERE: Westin Annapolis, Annapolis, MD
COST: $85 includes all-day seminar, panels of experts and lunch
Traveling the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from the Chesapeake to the Keys is a rite of passage for many sailors. It's a route that sails south to warmer waters, a pathway that leads to cruising in the Caribbean. The journey can take anywhere for 6 to 12 weeks and there's so much to consider along the way: Where to stop? How to provision? How much should to budget? What kind of navigational tricks to be aware of?
Once again, SAIL is bringing together the best in ICW experts to answer as many of your questions as we can in one day in an effort to equip you to take on the route yourself. This year, we'll meet at the Westin Annapolis on the Sunday of the Annapolis boat show. Below is our list of speakers and panelists. Hope to see you there!
Secrets of the ICW Seminar Speakers
Wally Moran, SAIL Contributing Editor and veteren ICW sailor
Sailing South: Plan the ICW Trip of a Lifetime
Hear Wally's up-to-date tips on navigating the ICW, including notes on bridges, tides and trouble spots, all created from his years of ICW experience
Jeff Grossman and Jean Levine, founders of Two Can Sail
Couples Cruise the ICW
These couples sailing consultants share their tips on traveling the ICW with another person—how to spread out the duties, how to plan for a party, how to differentiate between "blue" jobs and "pink" jobs and, importantly, how to keep everyone happy along the way
Mark Doyle, Co-Author of On The Water ChartGuides
Perfect Places to Plunk It: 50 Frugal Favorites on the ICW
Mark and Diana Doyle take you on a tour de force of ICW moorage—on the frugal side. From Norfolk to Miami, they'll highlight some excellent and inexpensive stops (anchorages, free docks & walls, moorings, and buck-or-less-a-foot marinas) that will allow you to go ashore, save a buck, and discover some special spots off the beaten path.
Paul and Sheryl Shard, Distant Shores Video Producers
Provisioning and Outfitting for the ICW
Learn all about how best to prepare your boat for a trip down the ICW, including what to pack, what to leave at home, how to plan and budget for meals, how to outfit your boat, and what to pick up along the way.
The seminar will be followed by a one-hour panel of experts to answer all of your questions, including
- Mike Ahart, Cruising Editor of Waterway Guides
- Dave Skolnick, President of Seven Seas Cruising Association
- Claiborne Young, Editor of Salty Southeast Cruiser's Net