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RICKA Adirondacks Trip August 5 – 12, 2023

The Flatwater group will return to Lake Eaton Campground in Long Lake Village, NY for the 2023 Adirondacks camping and paddling trip.

You can make campground reservations now at Reserve America Please try to select a site in the 10-54 area (waterfront from 31-54).

If you are planning on joining the group, please contact Chuck Horbert at chorbert13@gmail.com to be added to the list for future organizational emails. Emails will be sent only to those who sign up


Any paddle sport is an assumed risk sport. Some aspects of canoeing and kayaking involve the risk  of serious injury or death. The Rhode Island Canoe and Kayak Association, although safety conscious, cannot guarantee your personal safety in club activities.

 
 
 
 
December 2nd  Santa Paddle
Trip coordinator is Pat Lardner  pslardner@gmail.com

Paddle with Santa at Wickford Harbor on December 2nd– meet at 11:30 a.m. for a 12:10 p.m. launch .

 A wetsuit or drysuit is required for this paddle.

Join us as we escort Santa as he arrives by boat in Wickford Harbor.
 

We will meet at the Wickford Town Dock next to Gardner’s Wharf (170 Main Street, North Kingstown, RI).

Please RSVP to Pat Lardner at pslardner@gmail.com so we know how many hats we will need for Santa’s elves.

The Kayak Centre is also paddling with Santa on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon.  Launch times those days are 5:00 PM on Friday and noon on Sunday.   If you are interested in paddling either of those other two times, please contact the Kayak Centre at 401-295-4400 for more details and to be aware of any changes to that schedule.  



Changes and cancellations to trips will be posted on the flatwater message board

Please check the board before leaving for any trip.  Our coordinators provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.

Any paddle sport is an assumed risk sport. Some aspects of canoeing and kayaking involve the risk  of serious injury or death. The Rhode Island Canoe and Kayak Association, although safety conscious, cannot guarantee your personal safety in club activities.



 
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Changes and cancellations to trips will be posted on the flatwater message board. Please check the board before leaving for any trip. 

Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.

Note: Please inspect your boat and gear for any invasive Aquatic plants. If you have been on the water in the past 5 days, please clean and dry your equipment. Also, check, clean, drain and dry after.


The people who coordinate RICKA trips are responsible for setting a meeting time and how to get to the put-in and take-out. The trip coordinators are unpaid volunteers who are not  professionals.  They are not and cannot be responsible for determining the adequacy of your skill level, your personal safety, well-being, or happiness.
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Changes and cancellations to trips will be posted on the flatwater message board

Please check the board before leaving for any trip.  Our coordinators provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.

Any paddle sport is an assumed risk sport. Some aspects of canoeing and kayaking involve the risk  of serious injury or death. The Rhode Island Canoe and Kayak Association, although safety conscious, cannot guarantee your personal safety in club activities.



Covid Protocols  
s are group events.  You and you alone, are responsible for yourself.  
  

Directions are provided as a courtesy to paddlers, please refer to a map before leaving for a trip.

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At this time of year, wetsuits or drysuits are REQUIRED. You will not be allowed to paddle with the group if you do not comply. If you are weating a wetsuit, please bring a change of clothes.

10.6.8 All other users of State Management areas and designated undeveloped State Parks are required to wear two hundred (200) square inches of solid daylight fluorescent orange from the third Saturday in April to the last day in May,
 annually.
 

In leui of a meeting in the summer month,s we offer an event that is suitable for everyone.  We have a permit for sites 45 and 46 if you want to get there early to paddle (the permit is in Cheryl Thompson's name if you are asked)



Our first on-water meeting/paddle of the season is the signal that summer is here! For those new to the club, a group paddle or event replaces the more structured meetings of fall through spring, and takes place on the third Monday evening of the month.   

Meeting on the water is a group paddle or event that replaces the more structured meetings of fall through spring,
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Paddle with Santa in Wickford- Trip organizer: Pat Lardner pslardner@gmail.com 401-524-8057


Meet at 11:30 AM  to decorate your Canoe/Kayak.

 RSVP to Pat Lardner at 
pslardner@gmail.com so she can have Elf hats for everyone attending.

Wetsuit or Drysuit mandatory


Wickford Festival of Lights  

Once again we will be escorting Santa down Wickford Harbor as he arrives by boat at the the town dock. 

Paddlers should plan to deck their boats with holiday decorations and bring their holiday cheer!

We will meet at the same location as last year,
 170 Main Street, Wickford, RI. Parking lot is located to the right of Gardners Wharf Seafood. 




Changes and cancellations to trips will be posted on the flatwater message board

Please check the board before leaving for any trip.  Our leaders provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location. 

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AIS found in this body of water

This trip requires a car shuttle so please have a mask available in the event the leader and/or drivers require one.
This trip requires a car shuttle so please have a mask available in the event the leader and/or drivers require one.
Turkey Paddle












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Suitable for all boat sizes approximately a 7+ mile paddle. 


Note: Please inspect your boat and gear for any invasive Aquatic plants. If you have been on the water in the past 5 days, please clean and dry your equipment. Also, check, clean, drain and dry after.

The Pachaug Pond Boat Launch

Address: 945 Voluntown Road Griswold CT

Access to Pachaug Pond is provided through a state owned boat launch located adjacent to the dam.  The boat launch can be reached by taking Interstate 395, Exit 22 onto Route 138 east.   Proceed east on Route 138 for approximately 2.5  miles to launch area. 

The Pachaug Boat Ramp- The ramp is of concrete planks with an asphalt approach.  There are parking and fishing facilities for the handicapped adjacent to the boat launch. Parking Area -The parking area adjacent to the boat launch can accommodate approximately 40 vehicles. Chemical toilets are available on a seasonal basis.


Changes and cancellations to trips will be posted on the flatwater message board

Please check the board before leaving for any trip.  Our coordinators provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.

Any paddle sport is an assumed risk sport. Some aspects of canoeing and kayaking involve the risk  of serious injury or death. The Rhode Island Canoe and Kayak Association, although safety conscious, cannot guarantee your personal safety in club activities.


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Erik Eckilson eckilson@cox.net 617-794-0378.

This trip requires a car shuttle so please have a mask available in the event the leader and/or drivers require one.

Bring a lunch
 
 A 7.5-mile trip on a pretty section of the Pawcatuck. We will put in at Bradford Landing and take out at Post Office Landing at Potter Hill. You can run or portage the fish weirs at the old Bradford Dam. The river twists and turns through the woodlands of the Grills Preserve owned by the Westerly Land Trust and Hopkinton Land Trust. We will stop for lunch (and a swim) at the beach off Narragansett Way.

41° 24.386' N    71° 44.882' W  Google Maps 

 0.4 mile south of where Route 91 and Route 216 merge in the village of Bradford, look for a sign for "Bradford Landing" on the east side of the road, across from Bradford Dyeing Association.


Note: Please inspect your boat and gear for any invasive Aquatic plants. If you have been on the water in the past 5 days, please clean and dry your equipment. Also, check, clean, drain and dry after.

Changes and cancellations to trips will be posted on the flatwater message board

Please check the board before leaving for any trip.  Our coordinators provide directions as a courtesy to paddlers however, you are responsible to refer to a map and familiarize yourself with the trip location.

Any paddle sport is an assumed risk sport. Some aspects of canoeing and kayaking involve the risk  of serious injury or death. The Rhode Island Canoe and Kayak Association, although safety conscious, cannot guarantee your personal safety in club activities.

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