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Dragon Boating – a modern sport with ancient traditions

Many a dragon boater has crossed over and raced in rafts, and vice versa. And so it is with many other sports. Therefore over the coming months we will be presenting the history of other paddle sport organisations as we also look into expanding our friendships with these and other organisations. Long standing history Dragon

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UTS – Virtual Youth Festival announced

The IRF is proud to announce that we have been invited to participate in the United Through Sport (UTS) International Virtual Youth Festival! This historic event is a unique opportunity for IRF youth teams to get involved in a global project. UTS is an initiative launched in 2019 by the Association of Independent Recognised Sports

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Celebrating International Day of Friendship with our #RiverFamily

With recent unprecedented limits on movement and enforced isolation, now more than ever we need to recognise and value friendship across the globe. Today we mark United Nations International Day of Friendship by asking all rafters to reach out and contact friends whom you have not seen or spoken to since before the pandemic. We

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The Alliance of Independent recognised Members of Sport (AIMS)

The IRF recently attended a conference with the Alliance of Independent recognised Members of Sport (AIMS) to discuss the current challenges facing the organisations with GAISF Observe status during the pandemic and post pandemic. For those that are not familiar as to who AIMS is, here is an introduction. The AIMS organisation was founded in

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2020 White Water of Siberia forum open for applications

Applications for the 2020 White Water of Siberia forum are now being accepted. Applications are welcomed from across the globe, however please ensure you make yourself familiar with travel and quarantine restrictions of Russia, your own country, and any countries you may travel through on the way there. All questions about registration or the event

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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

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Rafting Operator Accreditation (ROA) launch
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Rafting Operator Accreditation (ROA) – what is it?

The Rafting Operator Accreditation (ROA) Committee has now achieved this stage and is ready for input from stakeholders. The IRF has for many years discussed the merits of developing an accreditation for operators that offer whitewater rafting guided or instructional services. Simply put, this process would provide a means of recognizing operators that meet or

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Show your WhiteCard

April 6 was declared as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) by the UN General Assembly in 2013. This decision represented a significant step in recognising the transformative power of sport and its great potential in advancing positive social change. The International Rafting Federation (IRF) is aligned with the mission and

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We’re all paddling a first descent with the Coronavirus

The world finds itself in uncharted territory in the turbulent crisis of the coronavirus pandemic. Longtime river adventurer, and IRF Honorary President, Rafael Gallo gives some words of comfort for how to navigate through to calmer waters ahead. by Shannon Farley We find ourselves in uncharted territory with the coronavirus pandemic. The world’s borders closed.

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