Many of you are desperate to get out and race again, to meet up with fellow rafters, and have some fun on and off the river and to enjoy some raft racing. Aren’t we all! Well, if you take a look at our racing calendar you will see there are quite a few for you to choose from!
EC/WC Banja Luka – Vrbas River
One of the most popular events is the World Cup / Euro Cup event on the Vrbas River in Banja Luka. A well known event and well known hosts , Rafting club “KANJON”, who always make everyone feel so welcome at their wonderful river base. This event runs from the 18 – 20 June, and we hear even some Russian teams are hoping to attend. As this is the location for the 2023 World Rafting Championships, many teams want to get familiar with the courses. Free camping accommodation! EC 2021 Banja Luka Info Letter 1.
Tara Cup – R4
And if you have the time, we highly recommend you stay in BiH until the following weekend (22 – 23 June) and head over to the R4 Tara Cup which is a Downriver race on the beautiful and well known Tara River, site of the 2009 WRC Downriver discipline. Tara Cup 2021 – Info Letter.
There is rumour that the ever popular EC Wildalpen may happen later in the year … we keep fingers crossed as this event is always a very popular one on our calendar.
f you’re looking for something sooner, then the IRF R4 Euro Cup and Fourth Memorial “Aleksa Kojadinovic” will be held in Serbia – Priboj from the 28 to 31 May. Organisers are Rafting Club “Eko Lim” whom many of you know from racing already. You can find more info on this race here.
Roudnice, in Czech Rep.
Or the 5 – 6 June is the Euro Cup R6, at Labe River, Roudnice in Czech Rep. There will be Sprint and Slalom and as always, plenty of teams to test and improve your skills against! More info.
Options in Russia
28 – 29 Aug is the very well known Euro Cup R4 & R6 on Devils’ Stream in Lipno, Czech. More info. And the Czechs also bring you the very well known Trnávka R4 Euro Cup from the 11 – 12 Sep. This course is a challenge and not intended for beginners. More info.
Ibar River, Serbia
And in October we have an Euro Cup R6 which is on the white water course on the Ibar River in Ušće, Serbia. More info.
Keep an eye on the calendar!
More events may be added as Europe looks like it will be opening up as the third wave retreats and as vaccines are rolled out. So keep an eye on our Race Calendar!