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 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. In this 3-hour class, paddlers will learn the basic strokes and maneuvers to control their boats on flatwater, whether they paddle a canoe or kayak. We will also cover basic rescue techniques. The class will take place at Stump Pond in Smithfield and will be free for RICKA members.

Class size is limited to 25 paddlers. Attendance is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Rental boats are not available, you must bring your own canoe or 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.



Home Phone

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RICKA Member

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ACA Member

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Canoe or Kayak

Canoe Kayak

Make, model and length

Rate your swimming ability

Nonswimmer Beginner Intermediate Advanced

Previous experience (How long have you been paddling, types of trips you have done)

Emergency Contact
(Name and phone number)

Do you have any allergies?
(Bees, medicines, etc.)

Any other medical conditions we should know about?

Any additional comments or concerns?


Additional Information

Please contact Erik Eckilson or Cheryl Thompson Cameron for additional information.

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