Race Results

WRC 2018
All results

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EC Proboj, Serbia
Results; Photos

ERC 2018, Slovakia
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oneworld® pleased to be appointed as Official Airline Alliance IRF WRC 2019

oneworld® is pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Alliance for the IRF World Rafting Championship 2019

Registered athletes can now access discounted flights for travel to this year’s IRF World Rafting Championship in Tully, Australia.


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European Rafting Champs 2019 – all the details for planning your trip!

It is not only the great Vrbas River and location that makes teams want to go back here, it is also the awesome hosts, Rafting Club “Kanyon”, with their superb club house/bar/restaurant right on the river and their friendly, welcoming style. A great place to gather and catch up with all the other paddlers from around Europe.

Key details:

  • Dates:              01-07 July, 2019
  • Location:        Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Organizer:      Rafting Club “Kanjon” Banja Luka
  • Categories:     R6 (M/F) – Youth, Juniors, Open and Master
  • Competition:  R6 (M/F): Downriver, Sprint, H2H, Slalom
  • River:                Vrbas, Banja Luka, class 3
  • Rafts:                RobFin 425

River: The Vrbas River is a fast mountain river, with several white water sections and pool drops. The length that is used for rafting is 31 km (from dam to downtown). The Vrbas crosses two canyons: Tijesno Canyon (5km) and Podmilacje Canyon (8km). The level of the water depends on the dams, but the usual limits are 25 to 100 cubic meters, and in spring it is around 300 cubic meters. Grade is 2-3. In July water temperature is 16oC, air temperature is over 25oC.

Rafts and equipment: The official raft will be the RobFin 425 (length 425, width 205, tubes 52, thwarts 2 pcs, material PVC, color sky blue) provided by the organiser. Teams are responsible for their own PFD, paddles, paddling clothing, throw bags and any additional paddling accessories they might require. We recommend a 3mm neoprene wet-suit for competitors.

Transport: This is up to you to organise. Most teams arrive in their own vehicles, the rest tend to hire while there. See detailed information sheet for hiring contact.

Accommodation: The Organiser will provide camping places free of charge for all competitors in the Krupa on Vrbas, with hot water, showers and toilets. You need to bring your own tents and other camping equipment. If teams want other types of accommodation with lowest prices in the city then see the detailed information sheet for details.

Meals: The Organiser will provide one meal free of charge for all competitors during the competition. The meal will be combined domestic and international food (and can cater for special dietary requirements).


  • Last date for registration is May, 15th 2019.
  • Registration Form – when completed send to Organiser AND to IRF Admin
  • Entry fee: €600 (EUR) per team,  (€100 per person)


  • Rafting centre “Kanjon” is located about 11 km from the city of Banja Luka. You need to drive through main road M-16 to Jajce, and after 11 km, you will see big rafting centre on the left side, with restaurant, rafts, etc…
  • Camp “Krupa na Vrbasu” is located about 15 km from the rafting centre “Kanjon” or 26 km from the city of Banja Luka, on the same main road M-16 to Jajce.

Rafting, tubing, kayaking and river conservation all in three days

At a loss with what to do with yourself in early July? Why not head to the tropical heat of Malaysia for some raft racing with a spice of tubing and kayaking thrown in. All with an aim to raise awareness of plans to dam the river (not something we condone!). This festival is set to welcome paddlers from near and far and raise community awareness of the proposed dam that will have huge adverse effects on thousands of people.

Join in all the action and sign up for updates on the dedicated website:



We are river family – meet Red Rose Rafting

Hailing from Northern England, you will have met these women if you’ve attended any IRF European Rafting Championship in the last few years. Red Rose Rafting have held their flag high at several European competitions in the last few years, making their mark on the international stage at last year’s IRF World Plateau Rafting Championship in Yushu, Tibet. The team formed in 2009 by a group of friends keen to get involved in what was then a small sport in the UK. Persistence and determination has seen them push from being a group of friends getting together to have fun to a team committed to race and perform to their best ability (whilst having fun along the way).

Through determination and good luck, the team have secured the spot to represent Great Britain in Tully in May this year. They were selected as the GB2 team in the national selections in December last year but due to circumstances outside of their control but favourable in their fate, they have grabbed the opportunity and are looking forward to competing with friends old and new.

The team are honoured to be able to represent Great Britain and British Rafting. Each year they have gone from strength to strength and are wanting to continue and ensure they do themselves and GB proud.

Continue reading We are river family – meet Red Rose Rafting

Judges course at WRC 2019

A Judges course will be run during the 2019 World Rafting Championship in Australia. Anyone keen to do the course should email IRF Admin

The details are:

Dates: 14 – 20 May 2019 (during WRC)

Place: Event Headquarters, Tully, Australia

Cost: $US30 to be paid to Instructor on the first day of the course. This is a once off payment.

Schedule and what is expected of you:

  • 14th May, 9am to 12am – attend Judges Orientation Workshop with all Judges and Jury
    • 2pm to 5pm – attend Judges course run by Judge Instructors
  • 15th May, 9am to 5pm – attend Judges course run by Judge Instructors
  • 16th – 19th May, all day: work with Official Judges at the event as an Assistant Judge Trainee
  • 20th May: write Judges exam. If you pass the exam and the assessment you will be certified as a General Judge.

What you need to provide: A copy of the IRF Race Rules as it is on the IRF website plus the two addendums. Own pens and paper. All accommodation, meals and transport are also for your own cost.

Register: Please let IRF Admin know if you will be attending so we can be sure to include you in any updates and details and have sufficient space for you.

#AreYouReady to race? Updated Race Rules for 2019

Following several months of discussion and voting on proposed improvement to the race rules, the updated IRF Race Rules are now published. The amended rules take effect from 01st March 2019.

Changes were proposed by your Athletes Committee, Sports & Competition Committee, Judges Committee, IRF Board of Directors and now been voted on by the Sports & Competition Committee and come into effect from 01st March.

Summary of main changes:

  • General layout changes to simplify sections and clarify penalties and protest times
  • Define “ramming”
  • Clarification of mixed gender teams
  • Recognition of transgender athletes
  • Use of gender-inclusive language throughout the race rules
  • Further define Head-to-Head rules:
    • refinements to general H2H rules
    • define the construction and use of buoys/markers
    • limit the number of buoys/markers to four (4)
    • define the correct way to navigate each buoy/marker
  • Define course adherence for Downriver
  • Define in the case of a tie for Overall that Downriver will be the tie breaker
  • Amend scores for Slalom and Downriver: maximum for both is now 350
  • Amend percentage scores to bring overall scores closer together

Links to the updated documents:

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Athlete’s Committee – time to propose candidates!

The Athlete’s Committee is elected each year to represent the views of the Athlete’s within the IRF. The election will be done during the WRC in May in Tully, Australia. The committee is made up of 7 people from around the world.

We are therefore looking for candidates to stand on this committee. They will be on the committee until the following WRC in 2020.

Candidates must have competed in their IRF Race Rule compliant National Selections and the IRF WRC in either 2018 and/or 2019. And must be prepared to work with the rest of the committee on a regular basis, and to represent the Athlete’s in their region by finding out their opinions on issues.

If you are an IRF Athlete yourself (i.e. have competed in your IRF Race Rule compliant National Selections or IRF WRC in 2018 or 2019) and have a candidate in mind then send in their first name, surname, and country to IRF Admin by the 18 March.

Candidates will then be approached to see if they wish to stand and accept the responsibility. Each candidate will then need to provide a photo and a short CV. The full candidate list will be sent out about 3 weeks before the WRC itself. Elections will then be done during the WRC.

We are river family – meet Team New Zealand Open Women

With the IRF’s World Rafting Championship 2019 being held in May this year, it means for the first time in 20 years (in fact… ever!), New Zealand teams get to train in summer months! This is something the New Zealand Open Women are relishing! This group of ladies love to spend their time playing on the beautiful waterways of (Aotearoa) New Zealand. A combination of surfing, out rigging, white water paddling and slalom paddling, is where you will find the New Zealand women’s rafting team spending there time under the sun.

Training consists of the above play time activities and meeting together 1 – 2 times per week to jump in a raft and thrash about on our local (awa) river, the Kaituna. Training in the summer makes the whole thing so enjoyable. They’re loving it!

Continue reading We are river family – meet Team New Zealand Open Women

Growing the rafting family in Argentina

Our river family is growing with great news from the welcoming and beautiful community of Villa Pehuenia and Moquehue in Neuquén, Argentina where we held last year’s IRF World Rafting Championship. The event created a buzz in the community and has grown into a demand for learning how to raft. Stepping up to the challenge was Waikiki Rafting Masters (Argentina Masters Men who came second overall).

The new rafting school started this week on Lake Aluminé with participants of all ages coming to take part. Having witnessed the success of the IRF competition, students of the local Mapuche community are now also taking part in the rafting school. Participants are learning about raft racing, recreational rafting and some have expressed interest in learning to be a raft guide.

We asked Martin Miguel Arreseigor, team captain of Waikiki Rafting Masters how he got involved: Continue reading Growing the rafting family in Argentina

#AreYouReady to race on the legendary Futaleufú River?

Futaleufú Mayor signs the IRF World  Rafting Cup partnership agreement as the Regional Tourism Secretary looks on

It gives us great pleasure to officially announce that in March 2020 the IRF will once again pack our bags and travel to the legendary whitewater of Chile’s Futaleufú river to host an historic 20th anniversary rafting event –  the 2020 IRF Invitational World Rafting Cup!

In 2000, the IRF organised the historic Camel White Water Challenge on the Futaleufú river in Patagonia Chile – a race that stands out in the minds of all who attended as one of the greatest race events in the history of rafting sport.  Since that time, rafting athletes from all corners of the globe have placed the Futaleufú near the top of their ‘wish list’ for where they would most like the IRF to organise our next world-class rafting event.

In 2017, the IRF Administration began discussing plans with the Municipality of Futaleufú for a repeat visit.  We are now very excited to announce that the IRF President recently met on the riverbanks of the Futaleufú with all relevant bodies to sign an historic partnership agreement.  The agreement boasts the signatures of the Futaleufú Municipality, the Los Lagos Regional Government, the Chilean Ministry of Sport, the Chilean Ministry of Tourism, and the Chilean Ministry of Economy, among others; all pledged to make the Futaleufú dream a reality.

Continue reading #AreYouReady to race on the legendary Futaleufú River?