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Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals » Baikal Lake

@Renegade You mentioned Baikal Lake in the thread about Titicaca. There is an annual iceboat race on Baikal, which could be used as the basis for a SOL race. All we would need is polars for an iceboat. Ice boats can go very fast, so it would probably be fun. What do you think? See: https://www.idniyra.org/2019/10/13/dn-sailing-on-lake-baikal-in-march-2020/

I found info about iceboat polars in "Physics of Sailing: https://tinyurl.com/y9nfzjvd


--- Last Edited by Zorba777 at 2020-06-28 09:53:22 ---

--- Last Edited by Zorba777 at 2020-06-28 09:53:56 ---
Hi Zorba,
You might be surprised to find that SOL has been sailing a DN Iceboat polar annually for some years now on Lake Winnebago with the Neenah-Nodaway Yacht club. The boat is super fast.

David / Renegade
@Renegade Great! I will post a kmz for Baikal lake iceboat race then. It may never happen, but it's then in the list for whenever...
On this matter and iced-over lakes in general, the DN polar was made with an 11-steden tocht in mind. Lake Khovsgol was the first lake we visited. We did a few more, but then, because the DN is so super fast, which made us switch off Perf Loss (switch of a flick) which of course allows tacking and gybing as often as you like, the ambition faded and only an annual buddied fun race on Lake Winnebago has remained.
Clipping along
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Sorry have posted the original proposal x 3. Never get the hang of that attaching to forum posts.
Clipping along
wow, that's a thorough proposal.
Interesting they skated here in Vermont between '83-'85.

We also have Lake Champlain here. It doesn't freeze every year anymore either, but has some islands and is quite long as well.

David / Renegade
@Zorba,
Were you able to find a course used?
I have one in mind, but if you have a kmz already attach it. We'll be setting up Q1 soon.

David / Renegade

--- Last Edited by sol at 2021-11-11 00:34:44 ---
Hi Renegade,

I didn't figure out their exact course and I believe it was/is done in stages. But could start from the South near Irkutsk.
Winds are going to be unpredictable, so depending on how long the race is supposed to be a complete South to North, with a finish near Severobaikalsk would be my choice. The other way round with finish in the South could be done as well. It's a narrow lake, so I don't think waypoints are needed.

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