This picture is of the typical ice boat style for racing in 1895. As you can see, there are two sails (bow and stern), and the bottom of the ice boat is made of planks. It had two "rudders" or arms that would give it some stability. These boats would be rear steering boats.
An ice boat race would have about 4 or 5 boats, and bystanders would also bet on boats sometimes.
Ice Sailing on the Hillsborough River, Charlottetown, PEI
Entries referring to " Racing Iceboats "
|Title||Author||Type of Post|
|Men Hauling Iceboats with Shoulder Straps||connorm||Blog entry|
|An Iceboat Crossing||connorm||Blog entry|
|Charlottetown Driving Park||andym||Blog entry|
|Ice Racing on the Montague River||brettS||Blog entry|
|People Digging Out Train||Devanf||Blog entry|
|Men Pulling Ice Boats Across a River of Ice||brettS||Blog entry|
|Context: How Did People Travel in PEI in 1900?||tiffanyh||Blog entry|
|Context: Ice Boats in the Late 1800's||brettS||Blog entry|
|P.W Turner with Horse and Sleigh||JadeB||Blog entry|
|A Great View||jenn M||Blog entry|
|Crossing by Ice Boats||brettS||Blog entry|
|ICE BOATS!||brettS||Blog entry|
|Horse on Montague Track||zacm||Blog entry|
|Man on Sulky||zacm||Blog entry|
|Dr. J. T. MacIntyre and Lady Belle||nathans||Blog entry|
|Anne's Trip to Prince Edward Island||Living Archives||Anne Excerpt|