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

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

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

Sugar Creek Race 5.19.18

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

Tippicanoe Race 5.5.18

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