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

Wabash River Race 7.11.2020

Wabash River Race 7.11.2020 The view is better from the back... There's an old saying that goes "never bring a knife to a gun fight."  I suppose I could adapt that saying to canoe racing with an adage of my own "never bring an ocean boat to a shallow water race."  That's not to say … Continue reading Wabash River Race 7.11.2020

Hoosier Regatta Race, IN 6.27.2020

The 57th running of the Hoosier Regatta has now passed into history, and what a run it was.  George Tinsley was in prime form, even calling down some "paddler refreshment" from the heavens to help prevent heat stroke and sunburn.  In fact, for the entire race - all 12 or so miles of it!  Lesser … Continue reading Hoosier Regatta Race, IN 6.27.2020

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