March 11, 2014
The weather for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 winters were unusually cold in the Northern states. In response, sailors all around the frozen parts of the nation climbed into iceboats resurrected from inside barns and under porches, taking rare opportunities to sail on “hard water” in vehicles that, at the time they were invented, were very much “the fastest things on the planet.”
Below are some recent videos, news stories and links. Sit back & chill for a while. Enjoy.
Iceboating on Barnegat Bay: 2014
This video was put together by NYC based sailing photographer & videographer Peter Slack.
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”
As the Hudson River Freezes, Classic Ice Yachts Emerge
Sailing 50 MPH Into the Teeth of Global Warming
Article in Chicago NOW – Ice Boat Sailling “Skeeters”
“On the Rocks: Ice Yachts Sail Cold Hudson River”
Preserving America’s Sailing Legacy
Engaging Sailing’s Next Generation
Stay Connected to the National Sailing Hall of Fame