The International Rafting Federation (IRF) is recognised as the legitimate world governing body for rafting. Since 1997, we work with the global rafting community – sport, recreational, commercial, environmental and sustainability organisations – to advance all avenues and concerns of rafting.
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Georgy Nikitin, one of the participants of the first historical international rafting event – the World Championship on the Chuya River, shares some memories and