And the options are:  crush it, or

glide over it.  The latter is preferred by the Hudson River Ice Yachting Club on Tivoli Bay in Red Hook, New York, at least for today.  Click on the Hudson Ice Yachting link (and scroll down a bit) for a great juxtaposition with DonJon’s Atlantic Salvor.  Double click on a foto to enlarge it.

These boats are old:  Galatea, dating from the 1880s.

Might frogma be thinking to trade her kayak for an ice yacht?  Here are three gaff-rigged boats, the nearest with the jib lowered.

This lateen rigged boat . . . Vixen, is over a century old.

Another shot of Vixen in the foreground, and other iceboats, gaff with jib, jibless, and marconi, or bermuda.

Also over the one-century mark is 999, sailing east of the Hudson from

the Catskills.

Timeless, these boats.

All fotos taken this weekend by Will Van Dorp.  More iceboats soon.

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