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

Ride the Wave Regatta,9.7.19

Last Saturday’s "Ride the Wave Regatta" could have been more appropriately named “Side the Wave Regatta” this year; we had plenty of wave action, with wave heights running about 3' - 4', but they all seemed to be coming from the side.  Such wave action made for plenty of entertaining balance work, and even resulted … Continue reading Ride the Wave Regatta,9.7.19

Bridge to Bridge Race 8.24.19

Clear comfortable weather, a light breeze, a start that resembled herding cats, and race course confusion - at least for the noon races.  Such was the character of the just revived Bridge-to-Bridge race.  And it was a lot of fun! Two couples faced off for the morning C2 races, with the Gilman gang edging out … Continue reading Bridge to Bridge Race 8.24.19