First Timer's Guide to the AICW with Wally Moran
First Timer's Guide to the AICW with Wally Moran • Educational, Short Films, Sports, Special Interest, Travel, G, 27-May-2014
A Video with Canadian sailor, Wally Moran, Charter Skipper and writer.
A Waterways Guide contributor, Wally is a highly regarded expert on cruising the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW) along the southeast U.S. seaboard from Norfolk, Virginia to Miami, Florida. In recent years he has organized a "Sail to the Sun" ICW rally guiding a fleet of vessels south. For more see https://bloggingtheicw.blogspot.com/
"Ask any two sailors what they like most about traveling the Intracoastal Waterway and you’re unlikely to get much, if any, agreement. We can all gripe agreeably about the downsides of the Ditch—long turns at the wheel, shoaling, brutal currents, inconsiderate boaters—but rarely, if ever, do you hear the upsides of one of the most fascinating water routes in America.... Belhaven, North Carolina, whose location on the Pungo River, far from anyplace, mandates that most of us will stop there overnight. This is not a bad thing, as Belhaven gets my nod for having the best sunsets along the ICW—spectacular, in fact. And even if you’re not an early riser, the sun rises too are well worth losing some sleep over."
-- Wally Moran, Sail Magazine
As Wally says, “The ICW doesn’t have to be a purgatory, it can be a true pleasure-with the right knowledge.” This video is like having Wally visiting with you in your cockpit and giving you a break at the helm as he talks about his ICW experiences.
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