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Children of water
IRF

Mission: Change the world (Children of Water)

If we believe in ourselves, we believe in children of water “We are connected by rivers, there are no borders. There are only good people sharing the same thought. Small rivers join and form large and powerful ones, just like many small actions make a big impact. If we believe in ourselves, we believe in

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ARF AGM reaching equality
IRF

Reaching equality: ARF elects Commitee of more than 50% women

The Australian Rafting Federation (ARF) held their Annual General Meeting on 17th June, at which they elected a new Committee for the 2021/22 year. In a resounding effort for reaching equality, more than 50% of the committee are women! The new committee comprises of familiar faces to many on the racing circuit including recent Order

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Inter-Rally-Belaya-2021
IRF

Inter-Rally-Belaya-2021 brings the #riverfamily together for the 46th time!

Earlier this month the Russian Rafting Championship “Inter-Rally-Belaya-2021” was held on the Toporiki and Moskovskaya Bochka rapids of the Belaya River, Khamyshki, Republic of Adygea. The excellent and warm weather along with traditional North Cacasus hospitality greeted a massive number of 41 crews participating in R4 and R6, men’s and women’s divisions. Teams came from

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IRF

IRF Attends SportAccord’s IF Forum

IRF Attends SportAccord’s IF Forum IRF President Joseph Jones, Secretary General Sue Liell-Cock and International Relations Chair Peter Micheler recently had the extreme honor and pleasure of joining with 383 other participants to attend the 15th edition of the International Federation (IF) Forum hosted by SportAccord. This exclusive ‘by invitation only’ event is held every

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Rafael Gallo
Guide / Safety

Rafael Gallo leaves us in body but never in spirit or mind

The IRF, and indeed the entire rafting world, has been deeply saddened by the passing of Rafael Gallo, Honorary President of the IRF. The outpouring of messages has been huge and an indication of the respect that so many held for Rafa. A true show of the vast number of people from all round the

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What's your daily
IRF

Calling all youth rafters! What’s your daily?

After the hugely successful World Virtual Youth Festival, UTS and the IRF are inviting rafting youth to get active, get creative, and use social media pro-actively in the “What’s your daily?” challenge. At a time where the corona virus pandemic still affects daily life, youth all around the globe have been affected by this pandemic

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Winter Rafting Photo
IRF

Share your winter rafting photo to win

It’s time to get your camera out for our Winter Rafting Photo Competition! It’s been cold (in the northern hemisphere). It’s been bleak. It’s definitely not a winter like any other. So we’ve partnered with Mustang Survival to bring you our Winter Rafting Photo Competition. The winner of our competition will be rafting away with

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2020 year in review
IRF

2020 year in review

As we find ourselves already at the end of January 2021, we look back at out 2020 year in review. Always to be a famous year for reasons we would rather all forget, there was still much to be celebrated throughout 2020. It was the strangest of years, none of us could ever have imagined.

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