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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Yukon Wind Surfing

A good friend of mine recently had a brilliant idea to attach a tarp to a stick tied to a toboggan. The top of the tarp could then be handled in large wind gusts to form a sail. The result is wind surfing on the frozen Yukon River.

Hoping to copy the idea, another friend and I attached a smaller tarp to a flimsy sled and we all met up on the river Monday afternoon. It turns out the fastest participants were those under 100 pounds, but the  strong winds were plenty plenty strong enough to get us up to almost 15 mph!

Here is a quick video of the fun: