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  1. Boaters Forum | General Boating Topics
    I'm new to owning a raft and, now that I'm responsible for everyone onboard, I want to get properly trained on best practices for safety, especially since we'll have kids with us. Question One: is a swiftwater rescue course what I should take or is there something else that's better suited for...
  2. Whitewater Kayaking
    The Higgins and Langley Award for swiftwater rescue is seeking nominations for 2010 river rescues. Traditionally, this award has been given to rescue personnel, however, it would be great to include kayakers, rafters, and all other buzzards. If you were involved in, witnessed or even heard...
  3. Whitewater Kayaking
    Does anyone offer a swiftwater rescue class for the recreational boater? A class session that goes over the "basics" in one weekend or two? Like to get/spread the knowledge...
  4. Whitewater Kayaking
    Trying to find some anecdotal evidence about z drags or mechanical advantage in rescue. I am curious to know if anyone has: Used a Z Drag to actually pull a raft or kayak out of a wrap or pin? Any stories about unsuccessful attempts using a z drag? Any injuries from failed mechanical advantage...
  5. Partner's Forum
    Hi Everyone, I have the new Downstream Edge website up and running and the current schedule up. I would like to start by inviting everyone to our pre season kickoff party at the Golden Whitewater park at 1:00pm on April 10th. This year we have a great lineup of our popular river rescue...
  6. Commercial Posts
    Southwest Rescue is offering Swiftwater Rescue Technician 1 and Whitewater Rescue Technician courses in Durango, CO this spring. Certifications are through Rescue 3 International. June 1-3, 2010 Durango, CO Email [email protected] or visit www.southwestrescue.com for more information.
  7. Whitewater Kayaking
    ACA Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Class (2 day) Requirements: Solid river roll Date: July 18 - 19, 2009 The Downstream Edge ACA advanced swiftwater rescue class is for intermediate to advanced whitewater kayakers. This class focuses on avoiding rescue situations and producing team leaders who...
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