Do you want to partner with us?
The IRF has close to 50 countries as members and is continually growing. Our last World Rafting Championship (WRC) had 45 teams attending (30 men, 15 women). At its very first Youth WRC in 2010 there were 18 Youth teams (13 men, 5 women) and more than double are expected at the 2012 Youth WRC in Czech Republic. Our first ever Masters WRC will also be held in 2012. Besides the WRC the IRF also holds Continental Champs in Europe, Australasia and Pan America. The last Euro Champs in 2010 saw over 50 teams attending.
Guide certification scheme
The IRF has an international scheme for certifying raft guides which is continually growing. More and more companies and countries are wanting to be IRF certified to ensure their guides are correctly qualified for the rafts they are guiding.
Millions of people around the world raft as a way of enjoying getting out into nature, of having quality time with the family on a multi-day river trip or to get an adrenaline rush from the more challenging white water rivers.
Conservation of rivers
Rafters, and so the IRF, has an invested interest in ensuring rivers run freely and cleanly. To this end the IRF works with other organisations to ensure the rivers are there for us all to enjoy – now and in the future.
The IRF is looking for partners in all aspects of its rafting. There are opportunities of all sizes available to fit your varying requirements. The biggest opportunities lie with the competitive events which are filmed and broadcast internationally. Smaller opportunities are available through our website and facebook.
Companies who wish to reach a broad spectrum of people (rafting can be done from a very young age to a very old age, is very popular amongst a very broad section of the public and is a healthy activity done in nature) may like to partner with us to spread the news of their products. We are confident that we can provide many benefits associated with such sponsorship.