2020 Indiana USCA Annual Awards, Picnic & Paddle

'Twas a fine meeting!I supposed it was really more of a picnic, seeing that our annual Fall meeting was held outdoors, we had a good supply of food, we gave out awards, we chatted a bit, and then we went paddling.  Attendance was a little lower than usual, as might be expected under the conditions, … Continue reading 2020 Indiana USCA Annual Awards, Picnic & Paddle

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

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

Three Rivers Festival Race 7.20.19

The predictions were that we would all expire, victims of extreme heat, never to rise again.  Predictions are rarely accurate (though some may have felt like expiring by the end of the race).  Actually the day started out fairly pleasant - temps in the upper 70's in the morning.  At least pleasant for most of … Continue reading Three Rivers Festival Race 7.20.19