Ice sailing, originating more than 4,000 years ago, is known as the fastest of all winter sports. While popular all around the world, Michigan is a well-known destination because of our great lakes and winter winds. Watch as the 2012 WISSA team takes you racing over a frozen lake on a wind-powered sled, hitting speeds up to 40 miles per hour.
Lift the sails or start the motor. Let the deep waters of the Great Lakes tempt you to sail or boat against a backdrop of alluring scenery, mesmerizing sounds and amazing adventure.
Michigan’s 3,200-mile freshwater coastline--America’s third coast--is a boater’s delight. The Great Lakes--Huron, Michigan, Superior and Erie--and Lake St. Clair are spectacular glacial waterways. More than 80 Great Lakes harbors and marinas provide slips or dock space. Add sandy beaches, rocky and forested shores, historic lighthouses, remote islands, waterfront villages and port cities—now you have an irresistible Michigan boating adventure.
Boat Michigan’s bounty of more than 11,000 beautiful inland lakes, many offering public access. Feel the wind in your face as you open up the outboard. Leisurely cruise the shoreline on the pontoon or just sail away an afternoon on the sloop. And during the winter, ice sail on a frozen lake hitting speeds up to 40 miles per hour.
Whether exploring the Great Lakes, sailing the shoreline or ice sailing across a winter windswept lake, old salts and land lubbers alike anticipate their boating adventures in Pure Michigan.
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