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Welcome to the family

The amount of GTE workshops is making a significant come back post covid which is comforting news. I was shocked to receive a call asking to assist on a GTE workshop in Norway in early November. Instantly I said yes & then I found my self mentally visualizing where I had packed my cold weather

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Amazing Season 2022 Recap!

Wow! What a season is behind us… We still don’t stop, let’s understand each other. But when we stop for a second and look back… We have something to see! So, let’s remember together everything that we have managed to achieve so far in 2022.. During the year, we tried to bring each member of

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California Poppies give us their WRC roundup

by Chloe Tippett “THE FORMATION OF THE CALIFORNIA POPPIES” I GREW UP on the river. My parents met 30 years ago as guides and raised me and my brother as whitewater kids. Today, our family owns a rafting company, Coloma Lotus Whitewater. Growing up I had a vague awareness that raft racing was a thing.

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RAFTING SINCE 1997!

The very first love for competitive rafting was shown back in 1989, when Russians and Americans joined forces and organized the first rafting competitions – up to 50 teams competed in Siberia (1989), USA (1990), Costa Rica (1991) and Turkey (1993). The only logical step after that was the establishment of an International Rafting Federation.

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We need more RIVER GUARDIANS

In order to save the planet, and leave a clean one behind, we need more river guardians. One person is not enough for one river, everyone needs to know that they are the owner of the title of “guardian”. The river from the source to the mouth has freedom and its own nature, where it

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48th Una Regatta

After a two-year break, everyone was looking forward to the Una regatta that lasted from 27 to 30 July.. This is the 48th Una Regatta, happens once a year and people in Bihać love this tradition, so they show up in a large number to meet and greet the Una Regata participants. We started in

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Get to know your BOD – Pieter Bekkers

Pieter Bekkers first joined the IRF Board of Directors in 2011 where he oversaw the Media & Marketing section of the IRF for a few years, then became Chair of Sport & Competition, and later he became Treasurer. In 2021 he was approved as an Honourary BOD Member. He was and still is very involved

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Get to know our Athletes’ Commission members

We at IRF want to believe that we are one big family and act accordingly. We take care of all our ‘children’ and work every day to improve ways to keep each of you with a smile on your face. In order to be successful in this, we must be well organized, with a good

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