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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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Have a back-out plan if the ice is impenetrable

As the sea around you starts to thicken, turning to ice, when exactly should you start to worry?

“What you see first is a thin veil that’s maybe one or two centimetres – that can come fast,” says Demel. “This then forms into a pancake form of ice. If it’s only sea ice it will take days to freeze around you. But it may be that ice from a bigger belt comes adrift and closes you in. It’s nothing that you can reliably predict. You always have to think about a back-out plan.”

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