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Riverboard / Hydrospeed standards introduced by the IRF

The growing activity of riverboarding / hydrospeeds around the world has seen the need to bring some structure and standards to ensure quality trips are being run.

Riverboard guides approached the IRF to look into developing an international scheme that could provide commercial operators, industry organizations, national federations, government regulators and other interested parties worldwide with a common standard for all whitewater professionals. And so the IRF will be adding this newly developed Assessment Scheme as a new section under its Guide Training & Education portfolio!

There is also now a Guide Training Program to provide riverboard/hydrospeed instructors with a checklist of the essential skills and knowledge that a riveboard/hydrospeed trainee guide must learn in order to be a competent riverboard/hydrospeed guide.

Keep an eye on the new page for riverboard / hydrospeed for updates to the scheme.

Thanks to Huw Miles for his work on these documents. Huw will be heading up the newly formed committee that will be handling riverboarding.

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