Hey Folks- I’ve always been curious as to why there aren’t more (any?) French sailors involved with iceboating. Their sailing culture is based on speed (the Open 60 monohulls they sail are insane and the giant trimarans they sail even more so) and adventure. You’d figure they would be all over the ice. And yet off the top of my head I couldn’t think of any French iceboaters.
This being the case I was surprised when a French film crew showed up to do a story on the NA champs out in Madison. They shot some good footage and put together a nice little piece- so think back to the French classes you dozed through and have a look-
For the recon-minded there is some on-board footage from winner Matt Struble’s boat….
Think Ice! T