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Rescue For River Runners Recreational


R3-Rec course is designed as an introduction to river rescue for professional guide, private boaters, canoe trippers and others who work or play around moving water. You will learn to use techniques and simple equipment to assess and perform river rescues securely and effectively.

Presented in a new 2-day format, this course focuses on realistic problems that you may face. The emphasis is on fast, low-tech and improvised rescue techniques that are effective and require minimal equipment.

You will be taught to understand whitewater dynamics, handle swiftwater hazards and obstacles, effectively use throwbags, control in-water contact rescues, set up simple rope systems, successfully extricate pinned/wrapped boats, utilize basic rescue equipment and much more. The course builds the necessary skill and confidence for you to perform safe and effective rescues.

Prerequisites: None  

Cost: $299

Dates 2015               Sponsor/River

May 30 - 31                 Esprit (Ottawa)

June 8 - 9                    Esprit (Ottawa)

July 4 - 5                     Esprit (Ottawa)

July 13-14                   Esprit (Ottawa)

Sept. 12 - 13               Esprit (Ottawa)


Recertification Note: There is no recommended recertification for this course. It is recommended to upgrade to R3-Pro within 3 years.