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iceboats-Jack-Frost-and-RocketWith the weather for the 2013-2014 winter unusually cold this year, sailors around the frozen parts of the nation have climbed into iceboats resurrected from inside barns and under porches, and taken what may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sail on "hard water" in vehicles that, at the time they were invented, were "the fastest things on the planet."

Photo to the right are of the classic ice yachts Rocket, from the North Shrewsbury Ice Boat and Yacht Club, and Jack Frost, from the Hudson River Ice Yacht Club. Photo courtesy trtnj.com

Below are some recent news stories and links. Enjoy.


 

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams - News End Feature Story - Monday, Mar. 11, 2013


Hudson River Iceboating

Offers a concise history and technique of iceboat racing.


"Reviving a Rivalry, After Years on Ice"

Read the article in the New York Times


As the Hudson River Freezes, Classic Ice Yachts Emerge

Read the article in Forbes Magazine


Sailing 50 MPH Into the Teeth of Global Warming

Read the article in Forbes Magazine


Article in Chicago NOW - Ice Boat Sailling "Skeeters"

Read the article on Chicagonow.com


"On the Rocks: Ice Yachts Sail Cold Hudson River"

Read the AP story by Michael Hill


Iceboating Organizations:

Hudson River Ice Yacht Club (contains several links of interes)

North Shrewsbury Ice Boat & Yacht Club, Red Bank, NJ

Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club, Madison, WI

Minnesota Ice Sailing Association

International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association

Chickawaukie Ice Boat Club, Maine

Sail Michigan, Michigan Ice Boating

 

 

 
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