Rudy and Jill Sechez will discuss how to navigate the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) in a presentation spanning key aids to navigation, avoiding shoals and hazards, managing drawbridges, and currents and tides. They will also include time for questions and answers.
Living-aboard and cruising since 1997, Rudy and Jill built a 36' wood, cutter-rigged sailboat, and later, a 34’ sail-assisted wood trawler Briney Bug, their own design. They spend most of their time in Florida and the Bahamas but have also traveled the Gulf Coast to Lake Ponchartrain, north on the Tenn-Tom River to Tennessee, the east coast to the Chesapeake, the Hudson River, and some of the Great Lakes.
In addition to their articles on seamanship and anchoring, published in various boating magazines, they authored the book “ANCHORING- A Ground Tackler’s Apprentice.”
Rudy and Jill also conduct one-on-one onboard training sessions on anchoring, docking, and boat-handling. Learn more at trawlertrainingabc.com