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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Water Tourism Competition “Amata 59” April 7-9, 2023

The Rafting and Water Tourism Federation of Latvia, the “Vienkārši” club invites you to the Water Tourism Competition “Amata 59”! Competitions in the Amata river actually take place from 1963, but officially – from 1964. Since 2001, the Amata competition has been held every year,

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Rafting Operator Accreditation (ROA) launch
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IRF’s Rafting Operator Accreditation growing

The Rafting Operator Accreditation (ROA) is a credential issued by the International Rafting Federation (IRF) to operators that offer rafting guided or instructional services. The purpose of the system is to provide a means of recognizing operators that meet or exceed internationally accepted safety, environmental

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