ICW Rally 2015

News From the Flotilla

A wonderful voyage ends – Sail to the Sun ICW Rally arrives in Miami

by Wally Moran, Rally Leader - December 17, 2015

Every ending is the start of a new beginning, and so it is with the Sail to the Sun ICW Rally. The Ralliers arrived in Miami from Fort Lauderdale on... Read More


Sail to the Sun ICW Rally cruises the wilds of Georgia

by Mike Ahart - December 10, 2015

Three up! Three down! The Sail to the Sun ICW Rally crew has carried the day, and it wasn’t playing baseball. It was taking on and handling three very challenging... Read More


From St. Marys to St. Augustine - the Rally cruises on...

by Mike Ahart - December 10, 2015

How do you celebrate Thanksgiving when you’re hundreds of miles from home? If you’re a cruiser anywhere near St. Marys Georgia, you head into town, tie up at Lang’s Marina or anchor out,... Read More


Cocoa rolls out the red carpet for the Sail to the Sun ICW Rally

by Mike Ahart - December 10, 2015

Cocoa, Florida. The only word that comes to mind is WOW! Ok, perhaps Oh WOW! From the moment we arrived at the "reserved for the Sail to the Sun ICW... Read More


Destination: Charleston, SC

by Wally Moran - November 20, 2015

Everyone - well, almost everyone - is tied up here at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina and it's just gorgeous here....lots of current coming in, no gelcoat lost, the crew... Read More


Destination: Beaufort, SC

by Wally Moran - November 20, 2015

We were at the most AMAZING anchorage last night, Steamboat Creek, after a fabulous sail with the tide behind us the entire way...then, again today with perfect timing, we rolled... Read More


Destination: Hilton Head, SC

by Heather Sadeg - November 20, 2015

From Sylvia Boehmer, 11/17/15: The fleet is headed to Hilton Head and the wind is blowing 20+. No motor sailing required. The silence is deafening! Andrew on Solace. From Marketa Jonas-Hagy,... Read More


Yes - you can sail on the ICW – Sail to the Sun ICW Rally update

by Mike Ahart - November 20, 2015

The most fun on the ICW continues to sail south, as the Sail to the Sun ICW Rally keeps moving on its way to Miami. Our last update was in... Read More


The Sail to the Sun ICW Rally sails into Charleston

by Mike Ahart - November 13, 2015

Despite the challenges of ICW shoaling and strong currents caused by recent heavy rain, the Sail to the Sun fleet has made it to beautiful Charleston SC without incident, under fleet captain... Read More


Destination: Isle of Palms, SC

by Wally Moran - November 11, 2015

The Sail to the Sun ICW Rally is safely in for the night, some anchored here at Whiteside Creek, the others at Isle of Palms Marina. All got through the... Read More


Destination: Waccamaw River, SC

by Marketa Jonas-Hagy - November 10, 2015

After a night stay, and a most fun pot luck and sing along at Osprey Marina, the Rally heads to Georgetown SC. The Waccamaw River is very beautiful and wild. ... Read More


The Sail to the Sun ICW Rally rolls on...

by Mike Ahart - November 6, 2015

The Sail to the Sun ICW Rally has reached the wonderful town of Southport NC, after an uneventful trip down the Cape Fear River, where the rally crew caught the tide... Read More


Destination: Hampton, VA

by Heather Sadeg - November 5, 2015

The fleet departed Deltaville at 7:30 a.m. on October 21, 2015, headed for Hampton, VA. By the end of the day the fleet was all safely tucked away at Bluewater Yachting... Read More


Destination: Dismal Swamp Welcome Center, NC

by Heather Sadeg - November 5, 2015

Read Mike Ahart's article about the start of the Sail to the Sun Rally from the Cruisers' Weekly Update. Video of Great Bridge opening, taken from the Waterway Guide boat.... Read More


Destination: Albemarle Plantation, NC

by Heather Sadeg - November 5, 2015

From Marketa Jonas-Hagy, 10/27/15: Enjoyed all the wonderful people and southern hospitality at the beautiful Albemarle Plantation Marina!!! From Jan Eure, 10/27: Buffet breakfast at Albemarle Plantation Golf Clubhouse. Had a marvelous... Read More


Destination: Belhaven, NC

by Graham Jones - November 5, 2015

A special thanks to River Forest Manor and Marina for putting our rally folks up at their fabulous newly renovated marina. And for letting us use the River Room for our rally... Read More


Destination: River Dunes, NC

by Wally Moran - November 5, 2015

Another gorgeous day as we sail to River Dunes...the early boats ahead of have sails up, winds SW at about 10-12... Gypsy Wind is doing an easy 6.2 on a... Read More


Sail to the Sun ICW Rally Enters Second Week

by Graham Jones - November 5, 2015

A great article on the progress the #‎SailtotheSun rally is making and the fun everyone is having along the way. This is available in Waterway Guide's latest Cruiser's Weekly Update Newsletter. If you... Read More


Destination: Beaufort, NC

by Wally Moran - November 5, 2015

Oh man - we've been having SO much fun these past few days, I simply don't know where to start....River Dunes and that fabulous dinner, then here in Beaufort, the... Read More


Destination: Swansboro, NC

by Heather Sadeg - November 5, 2015

From Marketa Jonas-Hagy, 11/3/15: The Rally group leaving Swansboro. Cute little town, delicious restaurants and great new town docks!! Thank you very much to all there for your hospitality and a... Read More


Daily Advance covers Sail to the Sun Rally visit

by Mike Ahart - October 27, 2015

Reporter Cindy Beamon and photographer Thomas J. Turney of the Daily Advance newspaper documented the surge of boaters at the Dismal Swamp Canal Visitors Center last Thursday – the afternoon the "Sail to... Read More


The Sail to the Sun Rally is on its way!

by Mike Ahart - October 22, 2015

It's been perfect weather so far for the launch of the Sail to the Sun ICW Rally, sponsored by Waterway Guide and led by cruising writer Wally Moran. After a... Read More


Welcome to Deltaville!

by Graham Jones - October 7, 2015

Hello all rally participants! Welcome to Deltaville! Waterway Guide is really excited for your upcoming Sail to the Sun Rally! As discussed in the seminar today, we want to use... Read More


Join the 'Sail to the Sun' southbound rally

by Mike Ahart - June 10, 2015

Waterway Guide is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring the "Sail to the Sun" ICW Rally this coming fall.  "Sail to the Sun" is the creation of cruising writer... Read More