Peter Micheler, the founder and managing director of RTA, is one the most successful Slalom Kayak paddlers World Wide. From 1977-1988 he was a national team member and won several world championship and World Cup titles. In the 80’s he was eight times German Champion in the Kayak Men’s class (1980-1988). And still an unequalled performance to date. In total 8 medals World(cup) – and European championships, 13 German championships, and in addition innumerable victories in international competitions.
At the end of his career as a Kayak paddler he dedicated himself completely to Rafting. Together with his former sport comrades in the Kayak Slalom and present guides of RTA he won the European Championships three times in a row (’92 – ’94), became five times vice-world champion and in 1997 gold medal winners at the World Nature Games in Brazil. In 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 he was in the team that was German Rafting Champion.
He was a founding member of the International Rafting Federation 1997 and has been a member of the Board of Directors since then. He led the IRF for 9 years as the President and at present a vice president. (2006)