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Anti-Doping course mandatory
Anti Doping

WADA Anti-Doping course mandatory for WRC 2022 athletes

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) officially accepted the IRF as a signatory of the WADA Code in October last year. This historic step is in alignment with the IRF’s strategy of making rafting a more officially recognised sport in the international sporting world. The IRF is unequivocally opposed, on ethical and medical grounds, to the

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Development

Upcoming Race Judges workshops

There are two options to become an IRF Race Judge coming up. The first option is an online Judges Workshop for new Judges. This is particularly handy for those who wish to become Judges for their local/regional events but never get the chance to attend the face-to-face IRF Judge Workshops usually offered. The second option

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WRC 2022 Age Divisions
Race Rules

How to work out your WRC 2022 Age Division for WRC Bosnia 2022

National selections coming up and not sure which WRC 2022 Age Division you are? Use the handy checklist below to work out your eligible age divisions. Age Divisions are how the IRF separates competitors into groups of similar capabilities by age. The IRF uses four divisions: Junior (U19), Youth (U23), Open, and Masters (40+). WRC

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Race Rules

Age divisions for World Rafting Champs 2021 confirmed

As announced earlier, the IRF has completed the renegotiation of contract dates for the World Rafting Championships (WRC) 2021 and 2022, that resulted in our rescheduling the 2020 China and 2021 Bosnia World Rafting Championship events.  These events were pushed back one year because of the uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic – as many

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Race Rules

2020 IRF Race Rules now available in Serbian

The 2020 edition of the IRF Race Rules is now available in Serbian. Thanks to Jasmina Marčok for the invaluable assistance in translations and review. 2020 IRF Race Rules in Serbian 2020 IRF Race Rules in Serbian (track changes from 2019 version) Having the race rules translated into multiple languages allows us all to share

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Race Rules

IRF’s 2020 Race Rules now available

The IRF Sport & Competition Committee have concluded the annual updating of the Race Rules. The new rules come into effect from the 1 March. The majority of the changes are under the H2H section, which is not surprising as this new format is still getting a few crinkles ironed out. The changes can be

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IRF

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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