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
Stellar Kayaks and Surf Skis are better than ever in 2016, with more performance and appearance options than ever before, and we have 3 of the brand new boats in house. Stellar SEL: Stellar's elite racing ski, the SEL, was significantly redesigned for 2016. Dimensionally the boat has changed from 21'6" long x 17.5" wide … Continue reading New Arrivals at River Bear Racing!
The year following my entry into USCA kayak racing, I purchased a WSBS Thunderbolt kayak and made a beeline towards Unlimited Class kayak racing - and never turned back. My Thunderbolt - with a few mods, such as over-stern rudder, rudder pedal footplate, and a Bumfortable seat - was probably the best river racer I could … Continue reading Ultimate River Surfski? Yep – now at Stellar!!!
I just took delivery of a new Stellar SEL, Advantage layup, specially outfitted from Stellar with an interchangeable over-stern rudder for river use (while still allowing quick installation of the under-stern rudder for big-water use). It's much like the classic story of two lovers who meet for a brief time, then drift away, only to be … Continue reading Why you need a Stellar SEL 🙂
Along with the opportunity to test the newly revised Stellar SR while at the dealer's conference in VA, I had a chance to paddle the newest Stellar ski - the S14S. Slotted in a niche where other manufacturers have thus far feared to tread, this is the shortest surf ski on the market, a mere 14' … Continue reading The Long and Short of it: Stellar’s New S14S