Pejibaye Raft Team looking forward to WRC 2016

Costa Rica has a long tradition in the sport of rafting having organised a Project Raft and two World Rafting Championships (WRC). Their athletes have brought medals home from around the world, and the best indication that they have a good future is looking at the youth which every year is growing . . . → continue reading . . . Pejibaye Raft Team looking forward to WRC 2016

Turrialba represented at the 2016 WRC

The Costa Rican Open Women’s crew is composed of Marianela Castro – Captain, Cintya Escobar Valverde, Hannah Brown, Esther Mata, Melida Barbee with the Coach – Alexander Segura, and they will be representing Costa Rica at the up coming 2016 R4 WRC at Wadi Adventure, Al Ain, . . . → continue reading . . . Turrialba represented at the 2016 WRC

Costa Rica Open Women are in Indonesia

Laura Delgado, Gabriela Rodríguez, Melida Barbee, Johana Arguello, Marianela Castro and Carol Vargas (captain) with Coach: Alexander Segura, represent Costa Rica this year at the WRC R6 in the Women’s Open category. They will, with the other 15 teams, fight for a title in the Sprint, H2H, Slalom, Downriver and Overall placement.

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Pura Vida! Say the Masters Men of Costa Rica

Before the start of WRC R6 2013 New Zealand, we talked with this team – Masters of Costa Rica. They returned home from that competition with the bronze medal in H2H. Congratulations to them on that great success. Their new goal is participating in WRC R6 in Indonesia and so we chat to Rafael Gallo again . . . → continue reading . . . Pura Vida! Say the Masters Men of Costa Rica

Costa Rica Open men’s team

Since 2003 (R6 WRC in Czech), this R6 team has only missed WRC 2007. The team now consists of eight members: Manuel Segura Amador , Bustos Marlon Araya , Juan Carlos Loaiza Jimenez , Walter Alvarado , Davis Oviedo Ortega , Daniel Bustos Araya Araya , Pablo Leiva and Walter Centeno Brenes.

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WRC PRE Worlds video from Costa Rica

Costa Rica Pre Worlds – last set of photos

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Costa Rica Pre Worlds 2010 – Final Day

The final day of racing went well with a good start, some passing on the course for various reasons and a a few swimmers in the last rapid.  The start had 3 teams going head to head and they did battle for positions before the right river channel narrowed.  There where no penalties and the . . . → continue reading . . . Costa Rica Pre Worlds 2010 – Final Day

Costa Rica Pre-Worlds – Slalom

Today’s slalom of 14 gates proved to have quite a few challenges for teams. The first drop straight into the hole got teams going and set them up for the more technical gates downstream. The power move was navigating gates 9, 10, and 11 — all upstream gates, with two ferries and a surf. The . . . → continue reading . . . Costa Rica Pre-Worlds – Slalom

Costa Rica Pre Worlds – Sprint and Head to Head

Todays’ events had some highlights. 2 of the Czech men swam in the sprint but the overall result  for the men had Brazil in first, USA second and TR Rafting Morava in 3rd.   Int he women a  great showing by Costa Rica put them in 2nd place in front of the USA team but . . . → continue reading . . . Costa Rica Pre Worlds – Sprint and Head to Head