Friday, December 13, 2013

Waiting for ice and a cold breeze

Ah for the good old days. - gwc

Waiting for ice and a winter breeze - NY Times
by Samantha Storey
A century ago, when cold winters could be relied upon, the sport was particularly popular, especially on the Hudson River. The Times first reported about ice yachting in 1874, referring to new sailing regulations that made “the wild sport perfectly safe.” Of course, a couple of years later, it unsurprisingly reported that two ice yachts had collided, with one destroyed but no one hurt.