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Ice yachting


Ice Yachting

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

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. :-)

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!



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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La Spezia 2013-05-28. First navigation trial of the new fast cruiser built by ICE YACHTS and designed by FELCI YACHTS.

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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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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FareVela test: ICE 62

Cala Galera, 24 febbraio 2014. Intervista a Marco Malgara (Ice Yachts) e anteprima della prova che sarà pubblicata su FareVela di aprile 2014

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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Ice 52 Test

Portofino, October 2015 Ice 52 Test preview

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. :-)

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Ice Yachting at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club

Ice Yachting in a DN 2013

Ice yachting in a DN Uppsala Sweden February 2013

Ice Yachting in Lake Hopatcong

Ice Yachting in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey.

Ice Yachting Sweden

Ice-Blokart on Ullnasjön Stockholm Sweden in the winter 2015

Music: Without a sound Artist: Letter box

Setting up the Class 1 Ice Yacht Jack Frost

You may want to watch this video with the sound off. This video shows the Jack Frost being set up on Orange Lake. There was beautiful ice but no wind when I took this footage. The Jack Frost is a Class 1 Hudson River Ice Yacht. She is 50 fee long.

Iceboat Crash Compilation

Some of my favorite 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

Taku, Class A Ice yacht

Taku heading downwind to the finish in light wind in the last race of the 2008 NIYA regatta at Lake Geneva.

Ice Yachting on the Hudson

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



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