Entries by IRF admin


Can cold water flips have higher risks?

Most of use have experienced the shock to our system as we suddenly plunge into cold water. Now take it a step further, imagine you’re on a Class 4 or 5 river and flip. Now you have two urgent problems. First is the raging white water. Second is dealing with the cold shock. What happens […]


The Alliance of Independent recognised Members of Sport (AIMS)

We recently shared with you historic news about the IRF being invited to attend a conference with AIMS (the Alliance of Independent recognised Members of Sport). We now share with you why this invitation was so important. AIMS is the group representing all non-IOC recognised members of GAISF. The International Rafting Federation (IRF) was granted […]

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AIMS Observer Meeting

With the IRF’s Observer Status of GAISF, we have previously unprecedented support to our sport. IRF President Joe Willis Jones was invited to an Alliance of Independent recognised Members of Sport (AIMS) online conference to discuss current challenges during the pandemic and post pandemic. The AIMS President, Stephan Fox, was joined by Vice President, General […]

Stay active, stay fit this Olympic Day

Olympic Day was introduced in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 at the Sorbonne in Paris. The goal was to promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability. The modern version of Olympic Day developed into much more than just a […]

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Age divisions for World Rafting Champs 2021 confirmed

As announced earlier, the IRF has completed the renegotiation of contract dates for the World Rafting Championships (WRC) 2021 and 2022, that resulted in our rescheduling the 2020 China and 2021 Bosnia World Rafting Championship events.  These events were pushed back one year because of the uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic – as many […]


Branka Štulić, gone but not forgotten

It is 10 years since the rafting world tragically lost Branka Štulić, the captain of Bosnia & Herzegovina’s Open Women’s team. On the 10th June 2010, Branka Štulić, the eternal captain of Rafting Klub “Kanjon’s” Open Women’s team, left this world for the eternal rivers in the sky. Branka died at the European Rafting Championships […]

IRF World Rafting Champs 2021 and 2022 dates announced

Following the unexpected need to postpone our 2020 World Rafting Championship (WRC), the IRF has been working hard on delivering the best solution in these unprecendented times. Many meetings (virtual of course) and negotiations with all parties involved have delivered a robust solution that we feel will meet the expectations of all athletes and continue […]