Official world governing body for rafting

Since 1997, the International Rafting Federation (IRF) is recognised as the world governing body for Rafting Sport.  We are a non-profit, democratic, global affiliation of sporting entities, responsible for fostering fair, credible and legitimate international rafting competition at all levels.  The IRF includes entities such as national rafting federations, associate organisations, athletes, coaches, guides, instructors and recreational operating partners around the world. Read more.

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Membership of the International Rafting Federation is defined in Part II (Articles 13-19) of the IRF Bylaws.

The Board of Directors (BOD) is composed of Executive Officers and Administrative Committee Chairs who are elected by the Congress. The BOD is responsible for the management of the IRF, and general policies which affect the entirety of the IRF, within the confines set forth in the Bylaws.

Committees and commissions are consultative organs of the IRF Board of Directors and of the IRF Executive Committee. Committees and commissions are created to discuss, debate, and recommend administrative policy within their specific areas.

The Bylaws are the governing document by which all matters of the IRF are conducted and in made accordance with.

Congress is held every two years.

The International Rafting Federation (IRF) has a long and respected history from early international rafting events in the late 1980s through to the global organisation it is today.