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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Euro Cup Bulgaria 2023 – Struma River

Well, we can say absolutely UAU for the rafting event EXTREME EURO/BALKAN RAFTING/KAYAK CUP R4 held on 21-23.04.2023 in KRESNA GORGE, STRUMA RIVER, BULGARIA for 7th time. And very very big thanks and applause for the awesome rafting teams and kayakers that took part in

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Dear Rafting Family – We offer you a job!

Dear Rafting Family! We invite you to became part of our working family! In order to make the IRF an even better organization, even more there for our rafters all around the world, we need your help! The International Rafting Federation is looking for someone

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