Snow covered- Sodus was described as survival sailing,open areas of ice with concrete textured snow drifts. Canandaigua was covered- no open ice, so we did not go. Was sorry because I was away the previous weekend (in Phoenix with Dawn)so i missed good sailing.
The week before was AWESOME! I was in my first iceboat race. Used Pats boat and did OK, used Johns and I moved up a notch. Amazing watching the boats with the carbon fiber masts- they point 15 degrees better, and watching the boat stay flat while the mast bends is very cool. Still can't figure out how it works so well. Have you ever done hard water sailing?