Lake Christina comes thru again!

Lake Christina at 10 am Monday. A solid 4 inches. Some texture from a week old snow melt. Rate it a 6+. No seams,heaves or steam rising at 10F.
Iceboat get together is set for a “Outdoor Recreational Activity with DN’s starting Friday- Monday. Launch at the usual Rylander’s property here.
Sorry, go to Facebook Minnesota Iceboater for photos and videos!
Battle Lake Inn and Suites Battle Lake. Iceboater rate of $89+ tax/ night. They have coffee machine, refrigerator and microwave in each room. The usual no problem with any last minute cancellation. Only 5 left call 218-862-862-2500. 14 miles to launch site

Bonnie Beach Resort 218-864-5534. About 12 miles to launch located on Lake Clitteral. Iceboater Special of $150 + tax/ night for a 3 BR 2BA cabin 2 stories with full kitchen. 10 left.

Thumper Pond Resort Ottertail, MN about 16 miles to launch Iceboater rate
$79/Nite +tax 218-367-2000 open 9-5 for call in to reserve. Same coffee, refrigerator, microwave in room. Restaurant and pool closed.

Bring your own or take out breakfast and dinner at Shoreline Restaurant in Battle Lake. Rusty Nail, dinner take out only.
With Covid precautions in Minnesota wear a mask indoors and social distance outdoors and setting up boats.

Covid Salvia tests available in St Cloud with 24 hour results. You go right by on way to Christina.
No registration required as this is a tune up fun time like other Fridays of the GWC.

sailing next weekend. back to christina?

too warm here for ice. no snow so who is up for day trip either sat or sun. meyer

ya xxxxx

Thursday is the new Friday

A perfect afternoon to cruise and scout a big sheet of ice. A small seam to the west of the launch site.
Could have crossed it, but Dirk drilled 2 inches on the wet spot. No reason so stay to the East side of the lake. I measured a 1 3/4 mile space to the east. Way up the east end observed open water. The rest of this huge space was drilled at 4+ inches. No wet spots or open seams.
Then Eric Smith and I wound it up for some fun match racing! He is faster than me on the down wind port tack! So what does that mean! Not much wind for Friday but Saturday looks great. The ice is rated an 8 so doesn’t take much. Huge thanks to Dirk Siems for walking and drilling Christina last Monday. He enjoyed sailing yesterday with a kiting buddy along with Wegger and Martinson on their mini Skeeters.
T unloaded 2 boats as the sunset after driving 24 hours non stop. Lots of room to play with social distance in mind.

Mike Miller


EPIC conditions and Saturday winds of 8-13 mph with 36 F sunshine on grade 9 ice! What more could could you ask for in a pandemic

Mike Miller