Southbound cruisers interested in experiencing the Intracoastal Waterway are invited to participate in SAIL’s Snowbird Rally. Led by cruising guide authors Mark & Diana Doyle and mechanical systems expert Tom Hale, the Snowbird Rally departs Hampton, VA on Friday, October 23, and ends in St. Augustine, FL on Tuesday, December 1 for the Festival of Lights.

The schedule has been tailored to allow plenty of time for sightseeing, while keeping long transits to a minimum.  Participants will enjoy regular navigational, weather and safety briefings, along with mechanical and electrical troubleshooting and advice, parties, potluck dinners, shoreside outings, dockage and fuel discounts, and lead-boat guidance through trouble spots. Visit for more information.