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12 wacky winter sports

Dec. 21, 2010, 3 p.m.
man sailing on frozen lake

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Ice yachting

If you live near a large body of frozen water, ice yachting is a fast-paced, exciting activity that will leave you windswept. Modern ice yachts resemble a combination of a sail boat and a large pair of ice skates, but while these boats might look odd, the sport is all seriousness. Ice yachting clubs have popped up across the northern U.S., and they host annual races that are quite heated — despite the ice.