Ride the Wave Regatta 9.8.18

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

Lions Paws for Support Paddlefest 7.28.18

Lions Paws for Support Paddlefest 7.28.18 “Ya shoulda’ been there!”  If you didn’t attend the Lions Paws for Support Paddlefest and Fish Lake Festival (more informally known as “the Fish Lake Races”), you missed out on what may well have been the most fun racing we’ve had this year.  Certainly some of the best weather: … Continue reading Lions Paws for Support Paddlefest 7.28.18

St. Joe Race, South Bend, IN 9.23.17

Alas - another season of racing has come to a close.  But boy did it go out with a bang! near the end of September, the weather can be dicey for the St. Joe River Races - and usually it's on the chillier side.  Not this time! With temps that moved well into the 80's, … Continue reading St. Joe Race, South Bend, IN 9.23.17

Paddlefest, South Bend, IN 6.25.17

Paddlefest South Bend, IN  6.25.17 From the bow of Paul Kane and his Stellar SES Brent Ernsberger and I chose an East shore start along the St. Joe River with everyone else starting on West shore. At the first crossover (approx 1/2 mi) I was a couple boat lengths behind Bill Kanost, who was already quite … Continue reading Paddlefest, South Bend, IN 6.25.17

Wabash River Race Report 7.8.17

Wabash River Race write-up and results!  July 8, 2017   Fickleness seems to be a trademark of the Wabash River; sometimes it’s running fast and high, sometimes low and a little slower.  Usually there are low points that need to be negotiated to avoid grounding out, or at least to avoid suck water. Just a … Continue reading Wabash River Race Report 7.8.17