Sunday, March 2, 2014

Ride on an iceboat

Today I had my first ride ever on an iceboat. Reid Bielenberg invited me aboard the Vixen, a lateen-rigged ice yacht from 1885 once owned by John A. Roosevelt, FDR's uncle.

There were over 30 iceboats on the Hudson today, the best conditions they've seen in decades.


Willow's Quiet Corner said...

Wow! That looks like fun! I'll bet you had a blast!

Journeyman said...

Those big rear steering Iceboats a crazy James. Did you get to race a train?


scruffy said...

Yacht seems a bit...ostentatious a word for that matchstick. :)