Notices and information pertaining to the official IRF Race Rules

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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. …
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2020 IRF Race Rules now available in Serbian

The 2020 edition of the IRF Race Rules is now available in Serbian. Thanks to Jasmina Marčok for the invaluable assistance in translations and review. 2020 IRF Race Rules in Serbian 2020 IRF Race Rules in Serbian (track changes…

IRF’s 2020 Race Rules now available

The IRF Sport & Competition Committee have concluded the annual updating of the Race Rules. The new rules come into effect from the 1 March. The majority of the changes are under the H2H section, which is not surprising as this new format…
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How to work out what age division you are in for competitions

Having trouble working out what age group you are in for our divisions? Here are a list of ways you can work it out to see if you are eligible for the 2021 year, which is different to normal due to WRC 202o being postponed to 2021: You are…
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Race Rules – proposing updates

The IRF Sport & Competition Committee assesses and updates the IRF Race Rules towards the end of each year. Proposals are to be in by 20 October. Any proposals after that cannot be guaranteed to be included. The process is as follows: …
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Judges course at WRC 2019

A Judges course will be run during the 2019 World Rafting Championship in Australia. Anyone keen to do the course should email IRF Admin The details are: Dates: 14 - 20 May 2019 (during WRC) Place: Event Headquarters, Tully, Australia Cost:…
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#AreYouReady to race? Updated Race Rules for 2019

Following several months of discussion and voting on proposed improvement to the race rules, the updated IRF Race Rules are now published. The amended rules take effect from 01st March 2019. Changes were proposed by your Athletes Committee,…
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Athlete’s Committee – time to propose candidates!

The Athlete's Committee is elected each year to represent the views of the Athlete's within the IRF. The election will be done during the WRC in May in Tully, Australia. The committee is made up of 7 people from around the world. We are…
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A fond farewell to Uncle Vláďa

With a heavy heart we share the news of the passing of Vladimir Naděje. The legend of Czech and international judges, to all he was simply known as Uncle. Uncle Vladimir is on the other bank ... At 73 years old, Vladimir left…

Race Rules – proposing an update

The IRF Sport & Competition Committee assesses and updates the IRF Race Rules at the end of each year. This year it is being done much earlier due to the 2019 WRC happening early in the year (May). So proposals are to be in by 20 October.…