The R3 Rescue for River Runners App, complete with videos, instructional tips and “everything needed for quality River Rescue Instruction”, is now available on iTunes and Google Play.
R3, the Ottawa-based brainchild of two of the regions most acclaimed whitewater paddlers, is on a mission to provide a complete suite of training videos, courses, and now the app. The R3 website hosts and archives a series of rescue videos designed specifically for paddlers. The video series have been shot in a variety of exotic locations including Costa Rica, Canada, Mexico and the USA. The videos are hosted by the R3 founders: reknown paddler and rescue Instructor Jim Coffey (Esprit) and filmed by award winning videographer Mike McKay (five2nine).
The new River Runners Rescue app is a continuation of that project, designed to provide useful instruction even while on the river… provided you have service I guess.
You can find the app on iTunes and Google Play. And if you paddle whitewater, it is worth visiting the R3 website and checking out their impressive river rescue video collection and their “ask an expert” page.