SUP Race Training

LINCOLN WOODS STATE PARK

Stand Up Paddle Board Racing is one of the fastest growing disciplines within this dynamic new sport. If you ever wanted to try SUP Racing, our clinics and weekly fun races are a fantastic way to do it! Our Thursday night race clinics will focus on honing your SUP stroke for maximum efficiency, mastering pivot turns and transferring power to the paddle. At the end of each clinic we will run a timed buoy race and track your progression throughout the series. As your balance, fitness and technique improves you will see improving race times and improved confidence. For some it will be a great way to stay in shape during the race season and meet fellow athletes and competitors. For others it will be a great way to try one of these new displacement hull BIC Wing SUP boards and explore its virtues. Either way, you will discover you are traveling farther and faster than you were on your traditional boards and skills. At the end of each clinic we will get a chance to to race the course against the clock and enter these times into the Bic Race Series Competition.

Course Length Cost (pp) Location Dates
SUP Race Training two hours $40 Lincoln Woods
Gear List

Directions to Lincoln Woods State Park

Address: 2 Les Pawson Loop, Lincoln, RI, 02865
GPS: 41.887471, -71.434267

From Providence and points south take 95 north to exit 23 and merge onto RI-146 north towards US-44/ Woonsocket. In approximately 5 miles take the exit towards Twin River Road. At the end of the ramp turn left onto Lincoln Woods Road. Follow Lincoln Woods Road (passing Sunset Stables on your left) into Lincoln Woods State Park. Stay right at the main entrance and follow the one way road (Les Pawson Loop Road) for approximately 1 mile passing the beach area on your left. At the “T” make a left into the parking area. The boat house is a maroon building near the water, to the right of the beach. Drive time from providence is approximately 20 minutes (8 miles).

From Boston and points north take 95 south towards Providence. Take 295 south towards Woonsocket/ Warwick for approximately 20 miles. Take exit 9A off 295 onto RI-146 south towards Lincoln. In approximately 3.5 miles take the Twin River Road exit. At the end of the ramp turn right onto Lincoln Woods Road. Follow Lincoln Woods Road (passing Sunset Stables on your left) into Lincoln Woods State Park. Stay right at the main entrance and follow the one way road (Les Pawson Loop Road) for approximately 1 mile passing the beach area on your left. At the “T” make a left into the parking area. The boat house is a maroon building near the water, to the right of the beach. Drive time from providence is approximately 1 hour (50 miles).

Itinerary

Groups meet promptly at the Lincoln Woods State Park boat house. Click here for directions or see above. In the morning you will meet your instructor, sign a waiver form, and get fitted with paddling equipment for the day. The whole program will be spent outside so please dress appropriate for the weather. You should also bring enough food and water for the entire day (feel free to bring a small cooler to leave in the boat house or your car for lunch). Water shoes are required for your feet (no sandals, please).

Included/ Not Included

Paddlers will be outfitted with all paddling equipment for the day, but you are welcome to bring your own equipment. Equipment provided includes SUP board, paddle and PFD. Paddlers will be expected to arrive dressed appropriately for the weather and provide their own meals for the day. See gear list for complete list of items you will be responsible for bringing.

Cancellation Policy

Payment is due in full at time of reservation to secure your reservation. Events run rain or shine. Eastern Mountain Sports Schools reserves the right to cancel or reschedule events for low participation, weather or safety concerns at any time. We will try to give as much advance notice as possible, but may not always be able to give much advance warning, especially for weather cancellations. Cancellations or schedule changes 8 days or more prior to the event start date will be fully refunded or credited with no penalty. Reservation changes of any kind within 7 days of the event start date will not be refunded and you will not be allowed to carry over deposits to future events. For participants 17 or younger, a parent must sign a waiver form prior to climbing. If you have any questions please call 800-310-4504. We will be more than happy to review our cancellation policy with you.