Waiting for wind.

Lake MacBride: currently all clear of crust and snow so it's fast, but bumpy. An incredible 18" thick!


Good ice

MacBride 10" of fairly smooth, hard ice with 1/4" of powder and I am as usual, waiting for wind. Just today finished a flat sail 21 feet by 4 feet. It's going to take a lot of wind to get it moving.


Blustery enough.

Waiting for "blustery" this late in the season is probably a losing strategy, so I settled for "windy" today. Wind in the mid 20s was nice but the wild nature of the mid 30s gusts was challenging enough with a 12 meter sail. I expect erratic conditions when "partly cloudy", but I think March takes it to the next level. Fixing a loose or broken part every twenty minutes wore me down more than the rough ice did. (IceFlyer). I don't think of land or ice sailing as extreme sports but they can come close sometimes.