Today's image is titled antarctic regatta and was photographed by Ryan Wisniewski.
This photo shows a flock of iceboats sailing atop the smooth-as-glass frozen surface of Lake Wingra back in December 2006. It is one among a score of photos shot by Wisniewski of an early winter regatta organized by The Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club. This iceboat club with more than a century of history behind it has been active this winter on Madison's lakes.
Four Lakes raced on Lake Mendota last Sunday on DN and Renegade class iceboats -- two types of smaller-sized racers which respectively carry 60 and 67 square feet of sail -- and reported hard ice covered with a couple inches of "fluffy" snow. They were also out on the big lake the previous weekend, racing more classes of boats amidst warm and wet conditions. More photos and videos of the action are available from the club.
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