And here we are, lucky Europeans, blessed with the EC season. But before we begin to talk about what is waiting for us all this next season, let’s do a quick reminded of last season – there were 13 competitions in total, 7 R4 races and 9 R6 races, in 11 . . . → continue reading . . . EC 2017 – only use one team name throughout the whole season
Neil Newton Taylor | Swiftwater Rescue – Although many weirs are perfectly safe to slide over or play in the stopper formed at the bottom, many are not. Telling the difference can be very difficult.
“Weirs are either straightforward or they kill you” – . . . → continue reading . . . Weirs – nice to play in? Or deadly – can you tell the difference?
Having trouble working out what age group you are in for our divisions? Here are a list of ways you can work it out to see if you are eligible for the 2017 year:
You are OLD ENOUGH to compete in the Open division in 2017 if you:
are 14 years . . . → continue reading . . . How to work out what age division you are in for competitions
Here is the first team information letter you have been waiting for so as to plan your trip to the 2017 Euro Rafting Champs on the Mtkvari River near the city of Borjomi in Georgia.
We look forward to a great event in a new location!
The IRF is excited to announce that the 2018 WRC will be held on the Aluminé and Ruca Choroy Rivers in the Province of Neuquén, Argentina.
The event will be based out of the towns of Aluminé and Villa Pehuenia which are located in Argentina Patagonia and in the “Corridor of lakes” which is . . . → continue reading . . . Argentina announced as hosts for the IRF 2018 World Rafting Champs
The IRF Sport & Competition Committee will shortly be assessing and updating the IRF Race Rules.
The process is as follows:
Rule proposals may be submitted only as one of the three possible options. 1) Eliminate a rule, 2) change a rule, or 3) add a rule. 1) When suggesting that a rule be . . . → continue reading . . . Race Rules updates
Yes, we didn’t feel that breeze at plus forty in the desert of UAE, but that freshness and the change of generations is visible on the podium of the 2016 World Rafting Championship.
Our wonderful WRC gathering is behind us, and we are full of impressions, as always. There . . . → continue reading . . . A new breeze blows through the WRC
The morning started with a pleasant temperature which the U23 men were rather pleased about. They had 5 laps of the course to do and lower temperatures would make it more manageable.
Russia U23 Men – slogging up the hot climb
Russia took the lead from the start and kept stretching it. Brazil . . . → continue reading . . . WRC 2016 draws to a close with the Downriver races
What a day of racing!
The Open teams had a challenging Slalom course, which, once again, some loved and some hated. Gate 13 proved unlucky for many. The course was designed to be a challenge even for the top teams, not just a speed test, but . . . → continue reading . . . Open Slalom and Downriver U19 and U23 Women
Germany, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Brazil, and New Zealand dominated the slalom races held today as part of the ongoing 2016 World Rafting Championship running until November 5, 2015 at Wadi Adventure in Al Ain.
The races ran from 8am until 1:30pm and pitted all 85 participating teams from 28 countries in the . . . → continue reading . . . Organizers & spectators alike laud high level of competition