We had a great day for the RICKA Flatwater Training Class at Stump Pond. This two-hour class was taught by Jim and is for new paddlers interested in learning more about equipment, basic strokes and maneuvers, and wet exits/recoveries. I coordinated registrations, and have to admit that I lost track of who would be attending. In the end, I was surprised when nine people showed up - I was expecting four. We had four successful wet exits/recoveries, and one aborted first attempt – me when I got back on my boat only to flip over again taking Dan with me. Dan got back in fine, and so did I on my second attempt.