South Bend Race 9.22.18

South Bend Race 9.22.18 Saturday dawned somewhat cloudy, and about 25 degrees cooler than the prior day(!), with more sun coming out through the day.  Somehow Matt Meersman has a knack as choosing the one cool day for his race - but he also has a knack at putting on a really nice race with … Continue reading South Bend Race 9.22.18

Three Rivers Festival Race 7.21.18

Three Rivers Fest Race July 21, 2018 Neither rain, nor cool air, nor gloom of overcast would keep 15 intrepid paddlers from their appointed rounds at the Fort Wayne Three Rivers Festival Canoe & Kayak Races this weekend.  They came from near (right in Fort Wayne) and far (Cincinnati Ohio & Southern IN), but all … Continue reading Three Rivers Festival Race 7.21.18

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

St. Joe Race, South Bend, IN 9.24.16

Old Unlimited Kayak racers don’t retire – they become canoeists.  Or so it appears from the makeup of the gang assaulting the St. Joe River at the St. Joe River Canoe & Kayak races this past Saturday.  With the entire participant roster composed of entries into either canoe or sea kayak classes, we appear to … Continue reading St. Joe Race, South Bend, IN 9.24.16

Fort Wayne Canoe & Kayak Race, IN 6.18.16

The day dawned bright and beautiful Saturday morning, with the water calm and…uh…silty green – a perfect way to start the first race Lori Blaylock would be sponsoring.  Lori took over Jim Anderson’s (and I believe formerly Jerry Begue’s) Fort Wayne Three Rivers Canoe & Kayak Races, and she did an outstanding job.  Jim had … Continue reading Fort Wayne Canoe & Kayak Race, IN 6.18.16