Having a boat wrapped or pinned can be a real trip spoiler and sometimes it can be life threatening. So knowing how to unpin or unwrap a boat quickly should be an essential part of your knowledge if you are a regular on rivers. Being correctly equipped to do a mechanical pulley system is also essential.
Jim Coffey of
R3 – Rescue for Riverrunners takes us through the steps of using mechanical advantages to make this possible.
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Its less than 4 weeks to the first Euro Cup event of the season, which is the Soča-Solkan Euro in Slovenia. This event will be for R4 and R6 so is a great opportunity for all teams.
Schedule and details are also now available.
Here is a video of last years’ R6 races to whet your appetite:
first information letter is available!
In this letter you can find:
Details about when and how to book training sessions before the event.
Entry fee and what it includes
Deadline dates for entries
Provisional competition schedule
Accommodation, meal and transport options
Information about the City of Foz de Iguaçu, airports, etc.
Information about the Itaipu Canal and Iguassu River
Email contacts, website addresses and registration procedures
R6 Euro Champs – Bosnia and Herzegovina
21 – 25 May 2014 Vrbas River, Banja Luka
Full details and Information letters with details you need to know to plan your teams’ trip to the event and to register.
R4 Euro Champs – Slovakia
17 – 20 July 2014 Location: Areál Divoká
. . . → continue reading . . . Euro Champs – all details available
2014 International Rafting Federation Schedule
Let us know if your event is still not on this calendar
Jan 31 Cardiff Series#2 Cardiff, Great Britain C
Link Feb 28 Cardiff Series #3 Cardiff, Great Britain C Link 28 Feb – 2 Mar NZ R4 Nationals/Buller Festival Murchison, New Zealand C . . . → continue reading . . . Updated racing calendar for 2014
OK, folks, this year we have three major championships – two European and one Worlds. A lot of teams will be taking part in all these events!
You know that we write stories about those who are going to these events – so this is your chance to get an article about your . . . → continue reading . . . Teams – get your names known!
This year many of us will have the privilege of travelling to Brasil, the home of the samba! With our R4 World Rafting Champs happening there we should be learning about this typical Brasilian dance.
“Samba is a Brazilian dance and musical genre originating in
Bahia, Brazil, and with its roots in . . . → continue reading . . . Let’s learn to Samba!
2016 is an R4 World Rafting Champs year – meaning 4-man rafts and so ideal for artificial courses.
This year, 2014, is also an R4 WRC and we will be competing on the artificial course in Foz de Iguaçu in Brasil!
With so many courses around the world there must be some great locations out
. . . → continue reading . . . Looking for hosts for the 2016 R4 World Rafting Champs!!!
With the Northern Hemisphere season starting in a few months, companies and guides are already thinking about getting themselves properly certified on the IRF Guide Training & Education Scheme.
So far we have workshops on offer in Nepal, BiH, Finland, India and France:
23 – 25 Feb: Raft Guide and Safety Kayaker Workshop. Bhote Koshi, . . . → continue reading . . . Guide courses coming up!
There are two Euro Champs this year – R4 and R6. In previous years there has been only one with both R4 and R6 together. But with the new divisions of U19, U23 and Masters this would have meant that each country could send 32 teams to the Euro Champs (4 divisions x men
. . . → continue reading . . . R4 and R6 in Europe – it’s complicated!