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Posts Tagged ‘ICE’

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The Northern Hemisphere has at last escaped the clutches of a winter that never really materialized, but lovers of cold weather sailing can now rejoice – at long last, they’ve got their own documentary.

We’re not recommending your $11.00 purchase of Frostbiters; the quality and aspect ratio of the teaser above make us a bit nervous and 11 bucks for 34 minutes is a bit cheeky.  But it costs less than a pair of woolen mittens and about the same as a nice windshield scraper, and serious frostbiters might as well support a guy who took the time to make a movie about your favorite insane sailing discipline.

More about the movie here.


March 22nd, 2016 by admin

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The USCG icebeaker Mackinaw shows off what she does when she’s not acting as an RC boat on the Chicago Mackinac Race; chopping up ice for hours as it fills in behind her. Shot this morning behind our Senior Editor’s pad on the North Channel of the St. Clair River near Detroit, and like seemingly everything in life, not without controversy.

We send our most hopeful thoughts a few hundred miles to the East, for a tragedy-free 48 hours to the hundreds of thousands of Anarchists effected by what may be the biggest blizzard ever to hit Boston and New York. To all our friends in the flood zone around sailing-heavy spots like Newport and the Sound: Good luck.

January 26th, 2015 by admin

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The same godawful arctic hell that led to the second-coldest winter in recorded history and the longest iced-over period ever for the Great Lakes is back, and with an icy skin making its debut on Lake Superior a full ten days earlier than last year, we could be seeing a historic winter for much of the Midwest.  Stay warm, and check this piece from ABC News for some infographics on the solidifying situation.


November 17th, 2014 by admin

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Cold enough for ya yet?  Anarchist “Coz” shows that even an 800-foot deep lake (lake Ontario) can turn into a brick of ice.  Shot from the Royal Canuckistani. And here’s the thermal imaging map.

January 28th, 2014 by admin

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Doyle’s new ICE fibers may be the worst kept secret in sailmaking over the past couple of years; it’s been helping grand prix racers like Secret Men’s Business, Hugo Boss, and the Team Korea AC45 perform for some time now.  Mike Sanderson tells us it’s incredibly light and stable for a given strength and extremely durable, handling the  flexing and bending those neatly flaked and bricked sails take with very little loss of strength, if any.

The long-awaited official launch of the new ICE happened yesterday, so hit up your local Doyle dealer for their advice on the newest badass molecule, and check here for more info on the science.

August 14th, 2013 by admin


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