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5 tips on how to tackle ice with an explorer yacht

5 tips on how to tackle ice with an explorer yacht

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Know your ice

No matter the prep, you have to know, in the moment, what kind of ice your hull is ploughing towards. According to Tim Soper, there are two types that your ice pilot will be particularly wary of. “Glacial ice comes from snowfall on the land, which turns into a glacier, breaks off and forms an iceberg. This freshwater ice is very hard and compressed, like rock,” he says. “Multi-year ice is frozen seawater that survives the summer and then re-freezes, becoming harder and thicker.”

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