Basic Flatwater Paddling

Would you like to improve your flatwater paddling skills? The RICKA Flatwater Group will be holding a Basic Flatwater Paddling Class on Sunday, June 24th at 1:00. In this 3-hour class, paddlers will learn the basic strokes and maneuvers to control their boats on flatwater. We will also cover basic rescue techniques. The class will take place at Stump Pond in Smithfield and will be free for RICKA and ACA members. If you are not an ACA member, there will be a one-time $5 event membership fee.

Class size is limited to 25 paddlers. Attendance is on a first-come, first-serve basis for current RICKA members.

Rental boats are not available, you must bring your own kayak.


If you are interested in this course, please complete the application that follows. Once received, we will contact you with additional information. Please answer all questions.



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Canoe Kayak

Make, model and length

Rate your swimming ability

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Additional Information

Please contact Bill Luther, Erik Eckilson or Cheryl Thompson Cameron for additional information. You can see pictures our June training here.

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Copyright 1999 All rights reserved.
Revised: 04/07/12