There is to be a GT&E Conference aimed at getting as many Instructors and Assessors together in one place.
Key details you need to know now:
Dates: 19 – 21 April 2016 Location: Wildalpen, Austria
The Conference has been called for a number of reasons:
The recent rapid growth of the IRF . . . → continue reading . . . Calling all IRF GT&E Instructors and Assessors!!!
Blerina Ago, a 28 years old entrepreneur born and raised in the charming city of Berat in Albania, tells us how her life has been flowing between living in the city and exploring the Osumi canyons. She worked hard and dreamt big so that she can tell us her future plans, the Albanian Adventure Resort, . . . → continue reading . . . The Albanian Adventure Resort – Meet the mind behind the idea
“Believe us… We are ABLE to Enjoy Wet Adventure”
On Monday 29 June 2015, one of my lifetime dreams came true… “Rafting for People with Disabilities”…
For a long time I have been thinking that people with disabilities are able to participate and enjoy adventure activities. A disability cannot stop them from enjoying nature . . . → continue reading . . . Rafting for People with Disabilities in Iran
Russia is offering an International Youth Rafting Workshop in the form of a rafting camp up in the beautiful Altai Region.
This is a great opportunity for paddlers and coaches to get together, share their knowledge, learn new techniques and skills, plus take their country’s rafting to a whole new level …. while having a . . . → continue reading . . . Great opportunity for Youth teams and their coaches!
News from the World Paddle Awards –
It’s amazing to see how many wonderful people and achievements there are in our paddlesports community!
The nominees that made it to the next round – can be found here: www.worldpaddleawards.com/nominees. The voting will be open until about mid January so don’t wait . . . → continue reading . . . World Paddle Awards – voting campaign
The U.N. World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) have released their first Global Report on Adventure Tourism.
“The ATTA worked with the UNWTO on this report to help educate the global leisure tourism industry on the core values of responsible tourism. The report allows all stakeholders in . . . → continue reading . . . IRF guide certification scheme gets recognition in top tourism report
We did an article recently on Developing Rafting in your Region, here are some more stories ….
Did you know there is rafting in Mongolia?
Mongolia became a member of the IRF at the end of last year and this year saw them running their first rafting competition.
The event was . . . → continue reading . . . Other rafting development stories
Developing rafting in a region takes time and commitment. But in the long run the spin off is enormous for the sport – from a competitive side as well as for private and commercial rafting and river tripping in general because once people get hooked on doing rivers they keep coming back for more … . . . → continue reading . . . Developing rafting in your region
At our last Congress, the IRF decided to set aside 12 July to be World Rafting Day. And here are some of the ways that this day was celebrated in Serbia, Iran, New Zealand and the USA.
Drina Regatta – Serbia
This regatta gathers together a large number of fans of the river and of . . . → continue reading . . . World Rafting Day
The IRF came to the decision that the World Rafting Day should be celebrated each year on the second Saturday in the month of July. This year, that date is July 12th, and we wish for it to be acknowledged on all rivers that participate in rafting.
Celebrating World Rafting Day can be done . . . → continue reading . . . World Rafting Day, July 12th, 2014