Kank-Pursuit Race Practice 8.1.2020

Apparently the influence of washing and waxing my car on the weather only applies to a radius extending roughly to Plymouth, IN.  Having done so on Friday, I woke up to a persistent rain Saturday morning as I prepared to make the journey to the far side of the state, looking forward to experiencing the … Continue reading Kank-Pursuit Race Practice 8.1.2020

Three Rivers Race, Fort Wayne 7.18.2020

Leo Boat Launch, Leo, IN Leo Boat Launch, Leo, IN Start near the Leo Bridge, Leo, IN Saturday turned out to be an excellent race day: not a single instance of frost bite evidenced itself, and everyone experienced a through and complete pore cleansing.  18 intrepid souls made the decision to challenge themselves against the … Continue reading Three Rivers Race, Fort Wayne 7.18.2020

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

Epic 18 Endurance

Here's a classic kayak that can run competitively in USCA Sea Kayak class, serve as a great fitness kayak, or get loaded up with gear for some distance touring! Low resistance and good stability make for a great paddling kayak, and at a really good price. This fiberglass Epic 18 Endurance is also a fun … Continue reading Epic 18 Endurance

South Bend Race 9.21.19

Roger Crisp and his classic '73 Volvo P1800 Conditions for our final race of the season were looking rather marginal this morning, as many of us made our way to the South Bend area under gloomy, rain-filled skies.  Two of our racers (Matt Meersman & Ted Beatty) were even crazy enough to strike out on … Continue reading South Bend Race 9.21.19