The International Rafting Federation (IRF) is recognised as the legitimate world governing body for rafting. Since 1997, we assist the global rafting community – sport, recreational, commercial, environmental and sustainability organisations – to advance all avenues and concerns of rafting.

We are a non-profit, democratic, global affiliation of national federations and sporting entities. Together we are responsible for fostering fair, credible and legitimate international rafting competition at all levels, and leading in raft guide standards the world over.

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We are entering a new Rafting season – are you ready?

After a fantastic previous season, we have to continue at the same pace in this 2023. Every day we receive new applications for the organization of all kinds of competitions – Euro Cups, World Cups, Nationals.. This year, we will have competitions in Bulgaria, the

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We have a reminder for you if you haven’t applied yet. See all information below 👇👇👇 Registration for the IRF’s GTE Conference 2023 open in  January 2023. Registration is open to all current and recently lapsed or expired Instructors, Provisional Instructors and Assessors. The status

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