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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Bid applications for WRC 2023
Para Rafting

Bid applications for WRC 2023

The IRF is accepting applications from potential hosts for the 2023 World Rafting Championships. This first step would be in the form of an “Intention to Bid” which would need to reach the IRF by the 31st December 2021. Please contact IRF Admin for any

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Sucessful virtual Congress 2021

Successful virtual Congress 2021 welcomes new Directors

On the 23rd of November the IRF held a very successful virtual Congress. Usually the IRF holds its Congresses during World Rafting Championships, with the last held in Tully, Australia in May 2019. But, as with so many things these days, adaptations needed to be

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IRF virtually attends AIMS General Assembly and IF Forum

The IRF was recently invited to attend a number of international sporting body assemblies and forums. The first was the Virtual International Federation (IF) Forum which is a 1-day event organised by SportAccord offering targeted thematic sessions designed to be of specific value to the International

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