Mr Miller, (and others)
First of all, thanks for introducing yourself. I've been lurking for several years, so I recognize some names (yours for one) but others I need to search out. And thanks for pointing out my stupidity of not realizing that not only can you not fit 80 iceboats on Bald Eagle Lake, you can't sail One on an official course. Not the point I was trying to make. Sarcasm is difficult in the written medium.
Once again, the issue of my post was not "where is the good ice". Lake Kegonsa looked beautiful in the pics on the 4LIYC site. The issue is spreading the word.
I agree Minnesota ice was not "Regatta Quality" but it was totally sailable. If it was a sanctioned event, I never would have posted anything. Just a point that the GWC could be something more than just a great place to sail. Or, my tarnished impression of that event. Heaven forbid anyone actually say anything on the MISA site.
I feel that my words are falling on deaf ears. That's fine with me. I understand sailors. I'll go back into my shop like most of you. Not many posts here (hence, deaf ears), despite the fact that we are the Land of 10,000 Lakes (not sure how many have the possibility of a 1.5 mile DN course appropriately oriented to the prevailing winds, but I'm sure someone will point it out). (And yes, there are actually 11,842 lakes over 10 acres in size in Minnesota. Wanna split some more hairs?)
But, I'm now building a kayak. And then probably another kayak, maybe a canoe. I love America.
-Randall US4470 (not current)