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Drugs and alcohol in rafting – is there a line?

Huaxteca Expeditions owner Ena Buenfil will share her experiences of running a certified drug-free rafting company in Mexico and how this new culture is being adopted across Latin America. Ena is one of the key note presenters at the inaugural International Rafting Federation World White Water Rafting Summit in Costa Rica from October 8 to 13,

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IRF proud signatory to UNFCCC Sports for Climate Action initiative

We are proud to announce the International Rafting Federation have joined the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Sports for Climate Action initiative as a signatory to the Sports for Climate Action Framework. The Sports for Climate Action initiative calls on sporting organisations to acknowledge the contribution of the sports sector to climate

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Rafael Gallo launches WWWR Summit
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Announcing the inaugural World White Water Rafting Summit

San José, Costa Rica. Under the theme, “Risk management for a prosperous future”, the first-ever World White Water Rafting Summit (WWWRS) will be held at the National Conference and Convention Centre in San Jose, Costa Rica from October 8 to 13, 2019. The historic event was announced on Saturday, May 18, 2019, during the IRF

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We are river family – Bijan Arbab

Starting rafting in the very early “naughties” because he found a way to make money rather than spend it, this week we meet Bijan Arbab. Desert hiking trips were a big factor in Bijan’s life and work experiences before he discovered paddling (and more importantly rafting!). In the Green Kalahari of South Africa, Bijan found a

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Growing the rafting family in Argentina

Our river family is growing with great news from the welcoming and beautiful community of Villa Pehuenia and Moquehue in Neuquén, Argentina where we held last year’s IRF World Rafting Championship. The event created a buzz in the community and has grown into a demand for learning how to raft. Stepping up to the challenge

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Exchanging rifles for paddles: Ticos and ex-guerillas of the FARC

A Costa Rican rafting mission led by the company Rios Tropicales and the United Nations traveled to Colombia to meet with a group of ex-guerrillas from the FARC. Teaching them to tame the rapids of the Pato River, in complete peace, was the reason for the singular adventure. By Alexánder Sánchez It’s a quiet and

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#Areyouready to join our river family?

Now you can order high quality IRF branded kit at reasonable prices! We’ve got more t-shirts than you can poke a paddle at and jumpers and hoodies for everyone in the family – there’s even a bandana for your dog! Purchase in the next seven days, and you’ll get 15% off your order! www.internationalrafting.com/shop Some of

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