Details about past, present and future raft races – all of which are run in conjunction with the official IRF Race Rules

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Concerns re Coronavirus COVID-19 and IRF Events (Update 2)

The following was issued to all IRF national rafting federation contacts on 04 March 2020. Read the official correspondence to IRF national rafting federations here. To: IRF National Federation Members From: Joseph Willis Jones – IRF…
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The Coronavirus and WRC 2020 (Update 1)

The following was issued to all national federation contacts on the 30 January 2020. Read the official correspondence to national federations here. The IRF has been working hard to prepare for our flagship competition, the 2020…
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River Vrbas draws us back for WRC 2021!

Breaking the mould and proving that raft racing is an enthralling and vibrant sport, the river Vrbas invited teams from across the globe to take part in the 2009 IRF World Rafting Championships. An event which saw racing take place over two…
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Turn back time and head back to Chuya

AreYouReady to head back to where it all started? Федерация Рафтинга России / Russian Rafting Federation are pulling together their bid to host the 2023 IRF World Rafting Champs on the Katun River (Class 3 and 4) and Chuya…
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Bounding into 2020!

Happy New Year to you all! We hope you all had a Festive Season that rejuvenated you for the coming year. Our calendar is already building up fast with the key events to highlight: Guide Training & Education (GTE) Instructors Conference:…
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Are you ready for ERC 2020 on Devil’s Stream?

Yes, we head back to the Czech Republic for our Euro Champs in 2020, this time to the artificial course Roudnice on the Labe River for the Sprint, H2H and Slalom, and to the exciting Devil's Stream for the Downriver. Details: Dates:…
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IRF’s World Cup Series 2019 draws to a close in Indonesia

The 2019 World Cup Series saw only 2 events this year due to unforeseen circumstances causing the World Cup in Georgia to be cancelled. The first was in China at the Pre-Worlds, and the second was in Indonesia on the Silokek River recently. The…
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Colombia’s Farc ex-combatants and police paddling together

Colombia's Rafting For Peace raft team made a big impression on all who attended the 2019 World Rafting Champs in Australia earlier this year (see Rifles for paddles). They were touched by their amazing story and admired the strength…

Zambezi White Water Festival – a bucket list item!

There are a LOT of reasons why this event should be on your bucket list! Just look at the prizes - a bungi jump off the bridge for first place, a helicopter ride over the falls for second place, a bush drive for third place and a breakfast…
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Uniting nations and sports under a common goal for climate change

Presenting to an audience of over 200 from over 20 nations at the inaugural IRF World White Water Rafting Summit, Ian Ponce, Programme Officer of the UNFCCC Programme Secretariat, shared the five key principles of the UNFCC programme and introduced…