The Euro Cup 2013 Nis on the Nisava River was spoilt with two amazingly sunny days in what is often a cloudy and rainy Serbia. This is one of the few competitions where there is no entry fee required. This year we saw 4 countries and a total of 21 men’s . . . → continue reading . . . Sunny day on the Nisava for the Euro Cup
May and June are busy months on both the racing and guide certification calendars. Here is the line up so you can plan ahead.
This coming weekend (10 – 12) is the Euro Cup - Nišava (Niš), Serbia, the British Series on the River Derwent and the Slovakian Series on . . . → continue reading . . . Upcoming IRF activities
The 3rd newsletter with important information for the 2013 World Rafting Championships in NZ in November.
If you haven’t already completed the Online Survey with your team’s intentions it would be greatly appreciated if you would do so as soon as possible. This will assist with Event Planning. Details and . . . → continue reading . . . Info letter 3 for the 2013 WRC
Have you ever been down the Zambezi? Do you want to go for the first time or go again? TIME FOR ACTION THEN!
They have started building roads on either side of where they will be building the wall! After years and years of the damming being on and then off its now on and . . . → continue reading . . . Stop the damming of the Zambezi – URGENT!
Teams came from far and wide to compete on the Salza River at the annual Austrian International Rafting Championship and Euro Cup event. 11 nations, 10 women’s teams, 23 men’s teams and 5 Austrian teams!
Photo by Ingrid Grossauer
This is one of the most popular events on the racing calendar due to . . . → continue reading . . . Great start to Euro Cup year in Wildapen, Austria
Membership fees to the IRF are in two categories – Established Members and Ordinary Members – and each member federation chose which one they wanted at the start of 2012.
Established Members – this fee is $500 per year for 2012 and 2013 and the fee for this year was due by the end of . . . → continue reading . . . Are your IRF Membership fees up to date?
Throwbags can be a life line or a hanging noose. NRS Ambassador Jim Coffey of R3 – Rescue for Riverruners, goes through the best techniques for preparing the throw line, throwing it, anchoring yourself and swinging the rescued person in to shore in Episode 4 of their rescue series. And above all – he . . . → continue reading . . . Using throwbags for rescue
NEW GT&E ACTIVITIES ADDED: Mexico – Guide / Trip Leader Workshop: May 14 – 16 Organizer: Huaxteca.com; Place: San Luis Potosí, México. Details
Turkey – Guide Class 4/5 Course and Assessment: 1-5June This will be on the Çoruh River . . . → continue reading . . . Upcoming activities – Guiding and Races
The IRF are always looking for better ways to communicate with its members and fellow paddlers. Here are some of the things we have introduced recently:
Race Results - take a look at the LEFT HAND COLUMN on our website. You will find the latest events with links to results, photos, videos, etc.
Guide . . . → continue reading . . . Finding event details/ results/ photos and guide courses on the IRF website …
C-level competitions are the most common of all the IRF competitions. All the Euro Cup events and most other events fall into this category. D level events are ones that are closed to other countries – only the host country’s teams can compete at D-level events – and sometimes may not be run according to . . . → continue reading . . . Race Rules – C and D level event race classification