South Bend Race 9.25.2021

The end is near! Er…actually, it just passed.  The end of our 2021 Indiana USCA racing season, that is.  And what a great way to send out the racing year!  A few days of rain prior to the running of the St Joe River Race ensured that we had plenty of flow (helpful in getting … Continue reading South Bend Race 9.25.2021

Bridge to Bridge Race, Bristol, IN 8.29.2020

Brent must have behaved himself extra well, because the Almighty blessed us with an almost incomparably excellent day for racing.  Temps were in the low 70's, the air was drier, and the skies were deep blue with enough puffy white clouds to keep the direct sun at bay. A nice breeze (which could also work … Continue reading Bridge to Bridge Race, Bristol, IN 8.29.2020

Wabash River Race 7.11.2020

Wabash River Race 7.11.2020 The view is better from the back... There's an old saying that goes "never bring a knife to a gun fight."  I suppose I could adapt that saying to canoe racing with an adage of my own "never bring an ocean boat to a shallow water race."  That's not to say … Continue reading Wabash River Race 7.11.2020

Golden Lake 6.30.2020

Golden Lake proved to be a "golden" paddle this evening.  Although we missed a few regulars, we still had a considerable turnout. I suspect more than one person was just happy to see some other souls after spending too much time sequestered at home. Canoeists increased their representation to 4 on this paddle: Tadd, Steve … Continue reading Golden Lake 6.30.2020

Hoosier Regatta Race, IN 6.27.2020

The 57th running of the Hoosier Regatta has now passed into history, and what a run it was.  George Tinsley was in prime form, even calling down some "paddler refreshment" from the heavens to help prevent heat stroke and sunburn.  In fact, for the entire race - all 12 or so miles of it!  Lesser … Continue reading Hoosier Regatta Race, IN 6.27.2020