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IRF President to welcome hundreds to the inaugural IRF World White Water Summit

International Rafting Federation President Joseph Willis Jones will welcome over 200 participants from nations across the globe to the inaugural IRF World White Water Rafting Summit. International Rafting Federation (IRF) President and Chair of the IRF Board of Directors, Joseph Willis Jones will open the inaugural International Rafting Federation World White Water Rafting Summit in

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In a raft, actions speak louder than words

International Rafting Federation Raft Guide Assessor and Rescue3 provider Mark Hirst will challenge preconceptions about speech and actions at the inaugural IRF World White Water Rafting Summit. International Rafting Federation (IRF) Raft Guide Assessor and Rescue3 provider Mark Hirst will run an open session on the use of actions over language in raft guiding at

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Race Rules – proposing updates

The IRF Sport & Competition Committee assesses and updates the IRF Race Rules towards the end of each year. Proposals are to be in by 20 October. Any proposals after that cannot be guaranteed to be included. The process is as follows: Rule proposals may be submitted only as one of the three possible options.

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Busy second half of the year for the IRF

With our two major events already done and dusted teams are relaxing and enjoying some of the other events on our race calendar, plus there are quite a large number of national selections happening. And there are plenty of guide assessments happening. This Sunday sees the start of the Pre-Worlds in Ziyuan, China. An incredible

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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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#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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IRF 2019 Congress to be held in Tully, Australia

The IRF’s 2019 Congress will be held in the evenings of the 13 and 15 of May, at the WRC 2019 Event Head Quarters in Tully, Queensland, Australia. Please Note: Proposals to be put before Congress: Who can put proposals in? Each IRF Member (Full, not Provisional), IRF Executive Officers, and IRF Committee Chairs have

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We are river family – meet Dragan Babic

This week we meet larger than life, character of a thousand words and improvisations, and master of hilariously bad jokes (especially when he translates them from one language to another), Dragan Babic. Many will know him from racing in Bosnia and Herzegovina OM but also he’s quite often behind a whistle, stop watch or clipboard

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Guide / Safety

We are river family – meet Vedat Vural

In our final River Family interview for 2018, we meet Vedat Vural – a pioneer of rafting in Turkey. Before 1990, he worked as a mountain and expedition guide, always getting excited every time he saw rivers carving through the mountains and valleys.  It all seemed a mystery. Where does it go? Which places does

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