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

Fort Wayne Race, IN 6.20.2020

Paul Kane takes the finish with Deb Kanost while Bill Kanost looks on. It finally happened: paddle racing resumed in Indiana!  Many thanks to Lori Schaffer for hosting the Fort Wayne Canoe & Kayak Races today.  You could tell our Indiana (and a few Ohio) paddlers were hungry to get back on the water; we … Continue reading Fort Wayne Race, IN 6.20.2020

Land Paddling Hits the Big Time

Out land paddling at lunch with a carbon BraapStik and ZenXTen's new big-wheel board when a newspaper photographer happened to catch me in action. Wondering what the heck I was doing, she stopped me, asked what I called this activity, and promptly put my photo on the front page of our Fort Wayne paper! Land … Continue reading Land Paddling Hits the Big Time

Fort Wayne, IN Race 6.15.2019

Threats of rain, wind, and possible storms kept some potential racers at bay, but for those who dared to venture out we actually had some pretty nice racing weather.  Temps in the 60's and a light rain during part of the race kept us comfortable as we expended pent-up energy, and the overcast meant no … Continue reading Fort Wayne, IN Race 6.15.2019

Wildcat Creek Race, Lafayette, IN 6.8.19

Wildcat Creek plays no favorites - a fact born out in the rather frequent swapping of fortunes and misfortunes in Saturday’s race on the Wildcat.  Were Wildcat Creek the Dread Pirate Roberts, it would legitimately say “I’m no one to be trifled with!”  But trifle with it we did... Running fast and high, Wildcat Creek … Continue reading Wildcat Creek Race, Lafayette, IN 6.8.19