Sugar Creek Race 5.15.2021

Sugar Creek Race by Tom Thomas The race went great!  Water was perfect at 2 feet and clear.  We had 7 C1's.  Not sure on how many kayaks, I think only 1 or 2.  Matt was the 1st kayak in.  George in the aluminum.  I think there were several rec boats.  Haven't seen any actual … Continue reading Sugar Creek Race 5.15.2021

Tippecanoe Race, Lafayette, IN 5.8.2021

Saturday dawned bright and clear - and somewhat chilly.  But the cold is no deterrent to hard-core race paddlers.  16 of us converged on the banks of the Tippecanoe River mid-morning for a 10 mile adventure downstream on one of the prettier rivers in Indiana.  Naturally the pre-race trash talking occurred, mostly along the lines … Continue reading Tippecanoe Race, Lafayette, IN 5.8.2021

Kank-Pursuit Race Practice 8.1.2020

Apparently the influence of washing and waxing my car on the weather only applies to a radius extending roughly to Plymouth, IN.  Having done so on Friday, I woke up to a persistent rain Saturday morning as I prepared to make the journey to the far side of the state, looking forward to experiencing the … Continue reading Kank-Pursuit Race Practice 8.1.2020

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

South Bend Race 9.21.19

Roger Crisp and his classic '73 Volvo P1800 Conditions for our final race of the season were looking rather marginal this morning, as many of us made our way to the South Bend area under gloomy, rain-filled skies.  Two of our racers (Matt Meersman & Ted Beatty) were even crazy enough to strike out on … Continue reading South Bend Race 9.21.19