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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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Our top 10 articles of 2020
IRF

Our top 10 articles of 2020

It was a year to remember, and a year to forget. So we’ve pulled our top 10 articles of 2020 (as clicked on by you!). Which was your favourite? 1 – Save the Zambezi – Batoka Gorge threatened by huge dam Back in April we shared updated plans on the devastating project which is seeking

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Raising clean sport awareness
IRF

Raising clean sport awareness – public webinar available now for all athletes

By Athletes for Athletes: the ITA continues to champion raising clean sport awareness with a series of public webinars After a successful pilot series of publicly available clean sport webinars tailored to the needs of athletes and support personnel, the International Testing Agency (ITA) continues to cover important anti-doping topics in 2021. Supporting the delivery

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Stop the Batoka Gorge Dam
Sustainability

Save the Zambezi – Stop the Batoka Gorge Dam

Urgent effort is required to stop the Batoka Gorge dam on the Zambezi river. This world renowned stretch of river is planned to be dammed for the purported benefits of hydro-electric production. The International Rafting Federation is vehemently opposed to the construction of the Batoka Gorge dam. Our objections to the dam have been lodged

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