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THE RACE BY CHARLES DAWLEYT
Winter means ice and wind within driving distance. In the race, the most significant speed gains are made long before the regatta starts.
Chad Atkins has been iceboating since he was seven. Only a year or two later, “My dad just pushed me off and I went out and didn’t come back.” He laughs. “He’s like, holy crap, I gotta build a second boat.”
Oliver Moore came to iceboating as an adult, and he admits that it’s a pretty crazy sport—especially when you factor in all the driving time that chasing ice requires. But it’s addictive, he says.
“One good day of sailing every three years—that’s enough to keep you coming back.”
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