Ice conditions today: Waconia still has a relatively consistent 8-10 inches of solid ice (except the open water), but it is way too rough for any iceboat to survive. It has gotten much worse since I last sailed it. I seriously had trouble just walking. Constant 1"-2" bumps on the entire surface. Trust me, I will sail anything, and this simply just isn't possible or smart. Swede Lake has a little less ice, but still about 6"-7" in all the spots I checked. Swede is also un-sailable with the same rough texture as Waconia. The only way I see this getting any better is if we somehow had lots of rain and then more freezing. Checked many small lakes in this area and same story, regardless of the size. I ended up taking the freeskate windsurfer to a small backwaters pond of the Minnesota river near Belle Plaine. Got lots of practice jibing on the small surface.