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Ice yachting


Ice Yachting - The fun and fear of 100kph

Capable of more than four times the wind speed a DN ice yacht can reach 100kph and in a fleet of 50 boats the closing speeds are both alarming and intoxicating.
Former Finn sailor, David Howlett coached three teams to five Olympic Gold medals, including Ben Ainslie. But after 24 years of working towards other peoples’ success, he is using his spare time to work on his own and has switched to racing a DN. He explains to The World Sailing Show what makes ice yachting tick and why he has become so hooked.
[Feature first broadcast March 2017]

Ice Yachting

Ice-Yachting on Ullnasjön Stockholm Sweden 4 Januari 2015
Song: The Reciver Artist: Letter box

Iceboat Crash Compilation

Some youtube iceboat moments... Some of these look painful.

Just a reminder for us to be careful and try to stay in control for the 2012 season.

Music: Jeff Beck, You Had It Coming, Earthquake

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 at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club

CRAZY DN Iceboat Crash Through Ice Tuning For 2019 World Championship

This iceboat crash took place the day before the 2019 World Championship while tuning up with some other racers. Glad I was with other people and wearing a full helmet and face guard.

DN iceboat crash at 50+ mph.

Looks like I've got some repairs to do. A little clumsy at the helm had carpal tunnel surgery recently. Helmets are good :-)

The 29the European Championship in Monotype-XV ice yachting

The 29the European Championship in Monotype-XV ice yachting
Rydzewo Niegocin Lake,Poland
2015 February 26-27

Ice Yachting Sweden

Ice-Blokart on Ullnasjön Stockholm Sweden in the winter 2015

Music: Without a sound Artist: Letter box

Austrian DN - Ice Yacht Racing Team at Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia 2017

March 2017 is the 2nd time that the Autrian team started at the Baikal DN - Ice Yacht Races. :-)

~ Ice Yachts of the Hudson~

~ Ice Yachts of the Hudson~ 3/1/2014...Beautiful old wooden ice yachts of the Hudson river NY.... Most were built in the mid-late 1800's ~~

DN Ice Sailing Estonia 2018

Estonian Cup 2nd stage /Saaremaa Meistrivõistlused 2018
Orissaare, Saaremaa 24-25.03.2018

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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The perfect ice - Ice boats on Lake Geneva

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Before today I thought a hike was what a center did when the quarterback yelled the word, or a long walk in the wilderness. But I experienced a HIKE today on an ice boat called Zephyr III with Bob Mereness at the helm. In this case a hike is when the boat edges up on two of the three runners. Ice boats can get up to 100 mph although today I think we were only going about 50, which was plenty fast for this newby!

So I started by walking out on transparent ice, so see-through that I felt like I was walking on water. You could see fish swimming underneath. I was questioning my own sanity for just a second but then remembered I am committed to getting the shot no matter what so I charged on about a 1/4 mile into Lake Geneva with my Canon 5D Mark II with 1080p HD video built in. It turned out that a monopod and my 24-105 lens was the perfect combination for the video project.

I hope you enjoy this video as much as I enjoyed making it.

Music by Secrets in Stereo. Used with permission.

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Iceboat Crash (Footage from Yinfoxx)


Marlow 100 Ice

EXCLUSIVE: The editors check out the latest world traveler from Marlow Yachts, The Marlow 100 Ice, built to venture into the icy Arctic...

AWESOME Iceboating in March with the Toledo Ice Yacht Club


Iceboating and racing with the Toledo Ice Yacht Club March 2-3, 2019. Although there were only DN iceboat races this weekend, the club is notorious for a variety of iceboat fleets. Particularly the 15-meter iceboat.

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Last Blast 2015 (World Record Ice Sailing Speed)

Ice sailing at World Record speeds on Long Pond in Harwich, MA. Bumpy (grade 6) ice and very short reaches made this a dangerous game of Chicken. If you went hard, you would be facing a world of trouble at your peak speed! Fun stuff!! Jeff Brown reached 55.2 knots or 63.5 mph... (wind driven on ice!)

DN Ice Yacht Racing on Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia on Vimeo

ICE YACHTS ICE 44, la prima navigazione

In questo video la prima navigazione del nuovo Ice 44 del cantiere Ice Yachts, nelle acque di La Spezia. Con un incontro speciale...



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