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.
In coordination with the WRC Organising Committee, the IRF Executive Committee has scheduled the IRF 2024 Congress Assembly for 28 May, to be held in Banja Luka, BIH. To assure maximum attendance of IRF Member Organisations, the IRF Board of Directors had previous voted that
During the 2015 World Rafting Championships on the Citarik River in Indonesia, Rafael Gallo, one of the founders of the IRF and former IRF President, included time during the event for competitors and volunteers to plant trees. This action also planted a seed in Amalia