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.
Emilia Peneva has been a member of the IRF Board of Directors since 2013 when she became Co-chair of Recreational Rafting and Conservation together with the late Rafael Gallo. She has been Chair of Recreational Rafting since 2017. Her rafting experience started in 2002. The
Jordanka Bogdanova, known to many of us as Dani, passed away on 16 June in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She was involved in a very serious vehicle accident on the 5 June while traveling near Capljina. She was in a coma, in a hospital in Mostar