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

Fort Wayne, IN Race 6.15.2019

Threats of rain, wind, and possible storms kept some potential racers at bay, but for those who dared to venture out we actually had some pretty nice racing weather.  Temps in the 60's and a light rain during part of the race kept us comfortable as we expended pent-up energy, and the overcast meant no … Continue reading Fort Wayne, IN Race 6.15.2019

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