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

Waldron Lake, West Lakes Chain 9.24.19

Another sweet night on the water, as calm conditions and a distinct lack of powered water craft prevailed (also a lack of fisherman made for a much better parking experience than in the recent past).  For the second week in a row, paddle imps were creating havoc among certain of our paddlers.  Keith arrived on … Continue reading Waldron Lake, West Lakes Chain 9.24.19

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

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