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Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals » Ice boat race we can virtually freeze the ocean

Post annotated by RainbowChaser :
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Skeeter ice boats have the cabability of going over 100 MHP The issue boats in winds above 45 MPH I dont know if any one is stupid enough to go in winds above that. what the reaction of the boat would be.

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There's a thread proposing to sail the longest straight line on the sea in an AC72, also fast.

I like the idea, though there are probably two problems:
- polar needs to be made, which could be a lot of work
- the performanceloss would be gigantic (tacking at 70kts results in 55.6nm distance lost), and there are tricks to reduce it. After one tack, there could very well be a gap of over 50nm between those who know the trick and those who don't.

The polar problem is the same for the other race, but the performance issue is not as huge (the maximum distance lost is "only" 7nm)
Ice boats would be very suitable for this weekend's Kallavesj-race. Weather forecast for the weekend is around -10 Celsius, light snow. Ice thickness is currently 20-40 cm.
My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I'm right.
Speed is not the be-all of sailing. Ice boats could be very interesting on a very windy course of a frozen lake, but not on a frozen ocean in a round-the-world race.
If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
Rod,
you have my vote as well

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