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
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
A reminder that samples will be taken for dope testing at this year’s World Rafting Champs, as it has been for the past two WRC.
Clarity of the meaning of “in-competition” as opposed to “out-of-competition”:
There have been some questions as far as what “in-competition” is and “out-of-competition”. So here are some explanations:
From . . . → continue reading . . . Anti-doping testing to be done at WRC
As we draw closer to World Rafting Champs 2016, we talked with the well known IRF Assessor Judge, Goran Lolić – Lola, who will be the Head Judge at this event.
Lola passed the Judge exam run by Robert Kazik in 2006 in Banja Luka. Since then he has . . . → continue reading . . . Head Judge gives some wise tips …
Many teams that come 2nd or lower in their national champs / selections don’t know about IRF Race Rule B.12.c.
This rule states that if the 1st placed team is unable to attend the World Champs or Continental Champs then they can be replaced by the team that finished 2nd, and so on down . . . → continue reading . . . Did you come 2nd in your national races? Know your rules.
A Judges course will be run during the 2016 World Rafting Championship. Anyone keen to do the course should email IRF Admin.
The details are:
Dates: 31st Oct – 5th Nov (same dates as the WRC)
Place: Event Headquarters, Wadi Adventures
Cost: $US30 to be paid to Instructor on the first day of the course. . . . → continue reading . . . Judges course at WRC2016
The updated IRF Race Rules are now available and in effect.
Race Rules – March 2016 Race Rules – with March 2016 track changes – see all the changes here Race Rules Safety Document – Jan 2016
Once a year the IRF S&C Com discusses all reasonable proposals received . . . → continue reading . . . Race Rules updates
Dates: 25 – 28 May 2016
Place: Camp ”JOMARDIA”, Borjomi, Georgia
Cost: 30 Euro
25 May, 1pm – first meeting 25 May, 2pm – 5pm theoretical part of workshop 26 May, 10am – 5pm theoretical part of workshop 27 – 28 May – work with Official Judges at the . . . → continue reading . . . Judges course at EC Georgia!
Rafting season 2016 has already started with some national competitions. We have already witnessed flips and paddlers falling out of rafts, which is an integral part of this sport, but more nationals, EC, ERC and WRC are still ahead of us with some new rivers and some new challenges. So, the question is . . . → continue reading . . . Personal responsibility with river safety
A Judges Workshop will be run at the start of the Euro Rafting Champs and the judges will then assist in the judging at the event and, those that have not been certified before, will write the exam at the end.
This workshop is not only for new judges, but also for any judges who . . . → continue reading . . . Judges Workshop at ERC 2016