Ice yachts glide on top of world’s deepest freshwater lake.
Ice races were initiated by Russia’s Peter the Great in the 1700s. It could be any motorized vehicle that is used for ice racing. Such type of races take place on frozen lakes or rivers, or on groomed frozen lots.
Siberia’s Lake Baikal is the world’s deepest freshwater lake. Ice yachters from across the world have gathered here for a race. Gliding across the lake, ice yachts reach speeds of up to 60 mph. International ice races have been happening on Baikal for decades.
Racers travel from Germany, Switzerland and Poland to Siberia just to take part in this years competition. But this year lots of Europeans didn’t get a chance to come here due to the restrictions imposed by quarantine situation, says Sergei Dolzhenko, a race referee.