Ride the Wave Regatta Michigan City, Indiana September 8, 2018 Temps were cool, but the rain stayed away as our hearty band prepared to tackle the wild waves of Lake Michigan. Or not; it appears the waves were wild enough for a small-craft warning to be issued, converting our surfing adventure into a flat-water criterium … Continue reading Ride the Wave Regatta 9.8.18
Rapids, Rocks, and One Wild Ride: Sugar Creek 2018! Sugar Creek was anything other than certain this year. Water levels were very low, but there was the promise of rain…and possible thunderstorms! It could be impassible, or rained out, or cancelled due to lightning – all less than thrilling scenarios when you’re driving 3 hrs … Continue reading Sugar Creek Race 5.19.18
Tippecanoe Race Report May 5, 2018 We came, we C1’d, we conquered….sort of. Upon arriving at Terry’s Tippecanoe Race Saturday, I picked my new-to-me C1 from Dave Hendrich. The fit was perfect, trim was right on, and I was a natural. There was great fear in Bill Kanost’s eyes as I said “Bill – … Continue reading Tippicanoe Race 5.5.18
Tippecanoe Race Report and Results 5.13.17 Terry Pontius must have been behaving himself this year; I don’t think I’ve ever seen nicer conditions or a larger turnout for the Tippecanoe Race, our traditional season opener. The Hoosier Regatta would have had the honors this year, but an excessive dumping of rain “dampened” the prospects of … Continue reading Tippicanoe Race in Lafayette, IN 5.13.17
Stellar's recently introduced Rapid-S racing kayak has the potential to boost the performance of a lot of flat-water marathon paddlers. Based on the very fast 20'3" SES surf ski hull, the Rapid-S is even a bit faster, apparently due to the paddler location/balance. As a sit-inside kayak, it can accommodate larger paddlers that cannot fit … Continue reading This may be your ticket to flat-water speed!