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

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

Wabash River Race 7.14.18

Indiana USCA Wabash River Race 7.14.18   The Great Wabash River Races of 2018 were unique in several ways – but not in the shallowness of the water!  But more on that one in a moment.  This was a race without a director.  Terry had a funeral to attend, so Roger Crisp’s daughter, Julie, handled … Continue reading Wabash River Race 7.14.18

Hoosier Regatta, Noblesville, IN 4.22.18

Hoosier Regatta April 22, 2018 Recap by Ted Beatty  We had a beautiful day for canoe racing Sunday on the White River: perfect weather, perfect water levels, and a bit of excitement, intrigue, and mystery on the course.  Five C1s lined up to start, plus a sea kayak and two recreational canoes.  After a bit … Continue reading Hoosier Regatta, Noblesville, IN 4.22.18

Protecting Your Investment

Once you've reached the point in your paddling journey where you've invested in a quality kayak or surf ski, recognizing the benefits of a light, stiff, well-designed boat, you naturally want to ensure your investment stays pristine a long as possible.  To that end I have a few suggestions: Protection from handling marks and UV … Continue reading Protecting Your Investment