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Why I design skate sails and not ice boats.

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When I discuss new ways of sailing fast on ice with people they sometimes suggest some form of ice boat. But I prefer to stick to skate sailing for several reasons. (An ice boat is a "boat", which you sit in, with runners (skates) mounted on it. A skate sailor wears skates on his feet.)


The best tactical compass for sail boats? You see the wind shifts directly on the compass! No figures to read, write or compare. Can it get simpler?  The position of the white pointer directly shows where the direction of the wind is between best lift and worst header, in oscillating wind shifts. Picture on to the right is an animation. 

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