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

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

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

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