(click on to see picture and full version) A total of 11 Nites battled it out on Bald Eagle Lake this weekend. The ice is in top condition, except for hitting ice junk, including a rock and a license plate laying on the ice. Sailed three races on Saturday in very high winds, and there was a surprisingly very low amount of carnage, which is a credit to the durability of the Nite class. Sunday brought much lighter winds, about 10 MPH, and we got in three races around a 1 mile course. It seems like the entire fleet is generally getting faster and more competitive, and the boats are grouped much tighter together with many more changes at the front of the pack. I broke the boom on the Skeeter on Sunday, so sailing a borrowed Nite really reminded me how fun the one-design class really is. It’s always a great time with the BEIYC (Bald Eagle Ice Yacht Club), and the heated clubhouse really came in handy with the 5-10 F temperature on Sunday. New sailors are always welcome, so come on out!