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

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

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

Fish Lake Paddlefest Race 7.27.19

Lions Paws for Support Paddlefest - informally known as the Fish Lake Race - presents a venue like no other.  There's a story that the band played while the Titanic sank, but I doubt they were playing classic rock, like the band at Fish Lake.  And no one sank in this event (other than my … Continue reading Fish Lake Paddlefest Race 7.27.19