OK everyone - had the chance of a lifetime this past weekend. Here in MN it was -16 (yeah, below ZERO - not below freezing. Friend of mine from Minneapolis brought his 'ice boat' up to Lake Mille Lacs for the weekend. We had miles and miles of smooth ice without very little snow on it. Needless to say - imagine sitting about 12" above the ice (ground) in a three skate contraption with a sail. Winds gusting to 25 knots - most of the time a steady 18-22............. Snowmobile boots, suite, chopper mittens, helmet, & goggles..............and I was off!!! Next time a gps
will be in my pocket so i can see how fast I was actually 'sailing'. :-)
All I can say is 'yeah, it may be 85 & sunny in the Caribbean
- but we northern United States sailors know how to make the most of the cccccccccold weather
and have fun.
Puts a whole new meaning to the phrase 'shiver me timbers"!!!!!