Ice yachting

Ice Yachting

Ice-Yachting on Ullnasjön Stockholm Sweden 4 Januari 2015
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International DN Ice Yacht Championships 2015

The International DN Ice Yacht World and North American Championships are being held in Kingston, Ontario (right in front of our office). For the Kingston Yacht Club, we skated out to the middle of the lake, and put together a little highlight piece for them to remember the event by. Great job Kingston Yacht Club!

Austrian DN - Ice Yacht Racing Team at Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia - 2016

April 2016 is the 1st time that the Autrian team started at the Baikal DN - Ice Yacht Races. :-)

2016 DN Western Region Ice Yacht Regatta

Oh to be young again! Frankie Hearn shows you how to start fast on Green Lake in Spicer Minnesota on January 3, 2016.

Iceboard World Record GPS Speed.mpg

Windsurfer Ice Boards set Official GPS World Record speeds on Lake Winnipesaukee New Hampshire, USA. Many sailors surpase the 50 knot barrier over miles of clear safe ice.
February 12 2012
World Record Icesled Class: 52.65 Knots avg. 10 second run

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An ice boat (often spelled as iceboat) is a boat or purpose-built framework similar in functional design to a sail boat but fitted with skis or runners (skates) and designed to run over ice instead of through (liquid) water. Ice yachting is the sport of sailing and racing iceboats. Sailable ice is known in the sport as hard water versus sailing on liquid or soft water. A related sport, land sailing, utilizes a configuration with an iceboat-like fuselage or frame equipped with wheels instead of runners. Iceboats commonly used for racing are usually only for one person, but several classes of two-seat and multiple-seat iceboats are more or less common. On some boats, a side car can be fitted to take others along for a ride.

Traditional iceboats from before the late 19th century were used for transportation of goods and racing. These boats reached lengths of 30 to 50 feet (15 m) and were sometimes transported between sites on rail cars. Ice sailing was first developed in Europe. In America, it was done in several locations where the sport also continues today. Many active ice sailing clubs are thriving in the northern States and Canadian Provinces, including on the Hudson River, Long Island Sound, Detroit, Michigan, Sandusky, Ohio, Gull Lake, Michigan, Lake Muskegon, Michigan, Geneva Lake, Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Hamilton Bay, Ontario, Ghost Lake, Alberta and on other venues as far south as Decatur and Springfield, Illinois. Some of the older large stern steerer iceboats can seat several in their baskets. Several of these boats are maintained and raced today. The Northwest Ice Yacht Association sponsors an annual regatta that includes classes for these boats. This annual regatta recently celebrated its 100th anniversary.

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NORA 40 sqm ice yacht

Nora is Swedens largest ice yacht. Built 1917 and sailing for Stockholms Iceyacht Club on Stora Värtan.

Ice Ice Sailing

Ice Sailing near Pekin, Illinois. December 9th, 2006. This video is dedicated to my good friend Lou, who died unexpectedly in early September, 2009. :-(

Ice Yachting with Captain Goggles

Setting: Atlantic Ocean, Grande-Digue, New-Brunswick, Canada
Sport: Ice Yachting
Athletes: Wannabes, but there for a good time
Winds: 5-8 knots, vessel speed ~ 20 knots
February, 2017

Ice Yachting Sweden

Ice-Blokart on Ullnasjön Stockholm Sweden in the winter 2015

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Ice Yachting on the Hudson

Video shot aboard an ice yacht on the Hudson River, just north of the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge.

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Ice Yachting Around Ice Fisherman

Ice Boating Around Ice Fishing Holes And Shanty's

DNs From Hell Ice Yachting Association - Ice Boating on Lk. St. Clair

DN Ice Boating near Lk. St. Clair Metropark on the north side of L'Anse Creuse Bay, on a beautiful February day. Fresh, clear, hard ice had set up about 3 or 4 days prior with temps in single digits in the overnight hours in between producing about 5 inches of ice thickness. The next day, temps climbed above 60 degrees and the ice was kaput.

Ice Yacht Sailing Orchard Lake , Michigan 2016

Toes on the ICE: Jan.30, 2016 Ice Yachting on Orchard Lake

Ice Yachting in Lake Hopatcong

Ice Yachting in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey.

Ice Yachting on the Hudson

Classic gaff rigged ice yachts and their high tech cousins out on the ice in Athens, NY

XV Monotype Ice Yacht EC 2017, A-fleet start 4. L-2 and S-16 crash.

On a downwind leg L-2 gybing to starbord tack on the lay line. S-16 approaches on port tack. In the background another collision at the same time.

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Ice Yachting at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club

DN Ice Sailing - All Saints Regatta, Ranua Finland, 2017-11-19 SD

All Saints Regatta, Ranua Finland, 2017-11-19