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Boating: Ice boating helps sailors get through winter

 As the season draws to an end, boaters find themselves with the age-old question of how to get through the long, cold Maine winter.

Some enjoy winter sports like skiing, snowshoeing or snowmobiling. Many will spend the off-season on boat improvement projects. Others will go south and charter a boat for a week or two. The really lucky ones take their own boats south and spend the winter where it's warm.

Then there's a group of die-hard adventurers who will be looking for every opportunity to sail right here this winter. Members of the Chickawaukie Ice Boat Club (CIBC), based in Rockport, and ice boating enthusiasts across New England know that sailing can be just as fun -- maybe even more so -- on "hard water."   more...

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