Originally Posted by EJO
Hey a member of my YC just had their last sail last weekend and finally took the boat out. It is stange to see somebody sailing in mid winter here in the Mid-West with snow on shore in the back ground. So 2011 season finally ended for them in 2012 or was it just the first sail of the 2012 season here in snow country?
Hey, I think I know that guy.
Actually the air temperatures this last weekend were in the 40's. About 10 degrees warmer than the last time we went out. The problem this weekend was that the shore line had plenty of ice in it. We thought it was thin and would break right away, but it wasn't. We had to launch the dinghy from the farthest point away from land that we could.
On the row out to the mooring can was more ice after the brief period of open water, but this ice was very thin and the dinghy went right through it.
Once on board it was a very nice January sail. My first ever in the midwest.
I kept on wondering, "Hey where is everybody? It's a nice day for a sail!"
I know; Crazy Bastard.