2018 USCA Nationals

  We went round and round and round…  But we had a heck of a good time on a great course! This year’s USCA Nationals took place in Syracuse, NY in the canal waters adjoining Lake Onondaga.  Using a “Y” shaped course with a large island at the intersection of the legs, the sponsors set … Continue reading 2018 USCA Nationals

Indiana USCA Picnic and Paddle 10.14.17

Our end-of-year recreational gathering in fact turned into a gathering of past USCA champions (Betsy Arnold, Lori Blaylock, Roger Crisp, and myself).  Or maybe we're just a bunch of has-been's.  But we had fun! Roger technically missed his own championship opportunity, but he seems to have made up for it by helping to train Betsy … Continue reading Indiana USCA Picnic and Paddle 10.14.17

Ride the Wave Regatta Michigan City, IN 9.9.2017

Ride the Wave Regatta Results and Race Report! September 9, 2017 Neither wind nor waves nor the occasional swim could hinder us from reaching our destination!  In fact, sometimes it helped... The 2017 something or other annual running of the Ride the Wave Regatta is now history, and what an excellent event it was! Ironically, … Continue reading Ride the Wave Regatta Michigan City, IN 9.9.2017

Ride the Wave Regatta, Gary, IN 8.20.16

My "Ride the Wave Regatta" experience began in earnest today with a zing. Or more accurately, a sting! Some crazed yellow jacket, totally unprovoked, decided to sting me in the leg close to my knee as I stood talking with some of the race helpers. Not sure if the "Bee Venom Therapy" had a positive … Continue reading Ride the Wave Regatta, Gary, IN 8.20.16

Welcome to River Bear Racing!

This is a new site dedicated to the best in kayak, surfski, and outrigger racing - and soon, Stellar kayak & surfski sales!  Look for humorous stories, updates, events, and more related to paddle racing. Thank you for checking in!  See you on the water (or on the snow, with a set of XC skis, … Continue reading Welcome to River Bear Racing!