After checking Lake Wingra in Madison, and finding only 2 inches of ice, Dean Lima and I drove down to Milton and checked Grass Lake. Grass Lake is a small (70 acre), shallow (3 feet) lake. We found a pretty consistent 3 inches of black ice and decided to try some sailing. We had tried sailing on Grass Lake a couple of years ago, but the wind didn't cooperate then. For awhile today it looked like we would be 0:2, but the wind picked up and we got a number of pretty nice rides. I even spun the boat out once going down wind!
Dean lifting a runner on a downwind run.