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Restored Century-Old Classic Yachts Sail on "Hard Water" -

With 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 (over 100 years ago), were "the fastest things on the planet."

The "exotic, beautiful and thrilling sport" of ice boating has taken over the news this week, with stories on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and articles in Forbes magazine and several papers across the country.

NSHOF - Restored century old classic yachts
Century old Classic Yachts Sail on hard Water

NSHOF is currently streaming the NBC news story from its home page, and has also put together a new page on its website entitled "American Iceboating" - with videos, links to news stories, as well as links to ice boat clubs and pages of interest to those who like the idea of sailing on "hard water."


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