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Farewell to Raewyn
IRF

Gratitude and fond farewell to Raewyn

As we draw a close to 2020, we also say a fond farewell to Raewyn Larcombe. Raewyn has been the IRF’s Guide Training & Education (GTE) Administrator since 2009. At the time, the IRF had about 400 certified guides around the globe. Over the next decade this number has grown more than 500%. Chair of

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Para Rafting Committee
Para Rafting

IRF appoints inaugural Para Rafting Committee members

The IRF is proud to announce the formation of its inaugural Para Rafting Committee. News of the committee’s formation has been greeted very positively within the rafting community and the wider para sports communities. The first key steps for the Para Rafting Committee are to finalise the Athletes Classification Code and Classification system. These standardised

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IRF joins global family of International Sports Federations
Development

IRF joins global family of International Sports Federations

The IRF is excited to announce that we recently joined with other leading international sports federations to participate in a number of virtual meetings, forums and assemblies focused on the future of international sports.  These virtual sessions occurred from 6-11 November and were hosted by SportAccord, Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), Alliance of

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The IRF prepares for the UTS World Virtual Youth Festival 2020
Youth

The IRF prepares for the UTS World Virtual Youth Festival 2020

The International Rafting Federation has joined forces with more than 80 organisations to unite on a digital platform for the UTS World Virtual Youth Festival 2020, which is under patronage of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Special Olympics (SOI), SportAccord, Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) and Alliance of Independent

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Top 3 Non-Rafting Activities - SUP
IRF

Top 3 Non-Rafting Activities in 2020 (water based)

Obviously we think rafting is the most fun you can have on water, but with 2020 being as it is, we asked ourselves “what are the top 3 non-rafting activities we could otherwise be doing in 2020”. White water rafting involves an inflatable boat, a team of people, and (when not racing) a guide. And

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Malaysia Rafting Association logo
IRF

Malaysia rafting recognition boost

Malaysia rafting recognition was boosted recently by accreditation from the Malaysia Commissioner of Sports. The Malaysia Rafting Association (MRA) (or Persatuan Rafting Malaysia in Malay) and the sport of rafting have received a great boost as MRA have received this formal accreditation. This recognition firmly establishes MRA as the organisation governing the sport of rafting

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Development

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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Logo of the Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport (AIMS)
Development

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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Development

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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