Race Results

EC 2017 Overall
R4: WomenMen. R6: MenWomen

EC Czech:

WC China:

Results; Photos;

EC Italy:
Results; Photos;

EC Bulgaria:
Results ;

EC Trnavka:
Results: SL, SP; Photos: TR; SL, SL2, SP. Video: SP;

WC/EC Banja Luka:
Results; Photos;

ERC 2017 – Georgia
Results/Photos/Video/Press Releases

EC Nis:
EC Austria:
Results: Open WomenU23 MenOpen Men; Photos: -1-, -2-, -3-,  ; Videos: -1-, -2-,

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I am going to Japan! – meet NOR OW team for WRC 2017 Japan

We wrote about these beautiful women for the first time in 2013, they have since changed their composition, overcome many challenges, changed the category in which they compete… but they have not and will not give up and we will soon see them in Japan as they compete in the Open category. So, let’s meet them:

Continue reading I am going to Japan! – meet NOR OW team for WRC 2017 Japan

9 days to the start of the IRF World Rafting Championships 2017 in Japan

71 teams ready themselves for the white water of the Yoshino River outside Miyoshi City.

Teams from all around the world are preparing themselves, for the R6 (six-man rafts) World Rafting Championships which are being held on the Yoshino River, near the city of Miyoshi, in the Shikoku region of Japan. Teams register on the 2nd October and the official training follows over the next few days with the first two disciplines, the Sprint and Head-to-Head, being held on the 6th. The other disciplines are Slalom and Downriver. The divisions are U19, U23, Open and Masters (40+), and each has a men’s and women’s category.

22 countries will be represented at this event, coming from as far afield as Mongolia, UAE, New Zealand, Brazil and Canada as well as a big contingent from Europe. “The racing is obviously a very important factor for these teams, but they also love to paddle and explore new rivers while being introduced to new cultures” says Sue Liell-Cock, IRF Secretary General.

Hosts, Japan, are always one of the favourites and so we expect big things from them at this event as they race on home ground and are inspired by the local crowd  to do their best. They were Overall World Champions in the Open Men’s category in 2011, both Open categories in 2010, and both their Open teams achieved Silver in Overall in 2009. They achieved three 3rd places Overall last year and their Open Women took the Gold in Slalom, their Masters Women took Gold in Sprint. They will be keen to defend those titles as well as win Gold in Overall so as to be crowned the new World Champions.

The R6 defending champions at this event are Brazil in Open Men and U23 Men and Women, Czech Open Women, Russia in U19 Men and Womne, New Zealand in Masters Men and Women. Other medal favourites are Great Britain, Indonesia, Germany and Argentina who are hosts for the 2018 IRF World Rafting Championship.

The Yoshino River will be supplying some great action. A pool-drop, Class 3 / 4 river, it has some good challenges for the teams and only experienced paddlers are allowed to compete. The scenic valley will provide a great back drop for all this action which will be live streamed for all around the world to enjoy.


Congress 2017 – Agenda and other information

The IRF will be holding its Congress during the 2017 World Rafting Champs in Japan. All federations have been notified of this already, and sent the Agenda.

Below are the details and links:

  • Dates: evening of 4th and 5th October 2017
  • Location: Former Nishiu Elementary School Gym, which is the captain’s meeting room at the WRC Headquarters near Miyoshi City, Japan.
  • Agenda with links to proposals
  • Reports
  • List of nominations received for BOD
  • Other meetings – we are endeavouring to hold more meetings during the WRC. However, tranport and timing remain as limitations. We will keep you informed. Meetings we would like to hold, which will be general meetings that all are welcome to attend:
    • Sport & Competition 
    • Guide Trainig & Education 
    • Assisting potential new members to get started with rafting

WRC 2017 – NED Open Men (Mix) Team

We first talked to this team back in 2012 about WRC in Czech, then before going to Brazil for WRC R4 in 2014, and after that before WRC 2016 in Al Ain. This time we asked them about their preparation for IRF WRC 2017 in Japan:

“Jenita Göbel, we’re interested in how . . . → continue reading . . . WRC 2017 – NED Open Men (Mix) Team

WRC 2017 – Costa Rican Open Women’s Team

We are always pleased to present the national teams before the start of the World Championship, at this time we’re presenting to you the Costa Rican Open Women’s team.

“We are Machacas, the team created by Asociación Machacas (Women Rafting Association), proud to represent Costa Rica as the Open Women Rafting Team . . . → continue reading . . . WRC 2017 – Costa Rican Open Women’s Team

Euro Cup rafting series closes for 2017

And here we are, summing up another Euro Cup season that is now behind us.

We had a difficult beginning to the season with two competitions being cancelled at the very start, one because of excessive amount of water (Tacen, SLO) and the other . . . → continue reading . . . Euro Cup rafting series closes for 2017

Looking for hosts for 2020 R4 World Rafting Champs

If you are interested in hosting the 2020 IRF World Rafting Championships then it is time to get into action!

Intention to Bid Forms are to be returned to IRF Admin by 31st October 2017. This form does not commit you to bidding but does help by letting us know that you . . . → continue reading . . . Looking for hosts for 2020 R4 World Rafting Champs

A 📷 tells a thousand words

You asked for it – we’ve delivered. We’ve made the bold move onto Instagram. Start following us now: @internationalrafting

In the lead up to the 2017 WRC, we’re posting daily #tbt throw backs to last year’s WRC and a few from the ERC and other comps this year. . . . → continue reading . . . A 📷 tells a thousand words

World Rafting Cup China 2017 – Results

The second World Cup took us to China on the Wupai River, in the city of Ziyuan. The competition was held from 16 to 21 August. Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Serbia, Hungary, Russia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand with hosts China also taking part . . . → continue reading . . . World Rafting Cup China 2017 – Results

What’s coming up …

2017 World Rafting Championships will be held from the 2 to 9 October on the Yoshino River (Koboke section), Miyoshi city, Tokushima Prefecture.

The 2017 IRF Congress will be held on the 4th and 5th of October, at the same location as the captain’s meetings (Former Nishiu Elementary School Gym). Both meetings are scheduled . . . → continue reading . . . What’s coming up …