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A fond farewell to Uncle Vláďa

With a heavy heart we share the news of the passing of Vladimir Naděje. The legend of Czech and international judges, to all he was simply known as Uncle. Uncle Vladimir is on the other bank … At 73 years old, Vladimir left us on November 22. A long-time rafting judge, co-author of the first

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Race Rules

Race Rules – proposing an update

The IRF Sport & Competition Committee assesses and updates the IRF Race Rules at the end of each year. This year it is being done much earlier due to the 2019 WRC happening early in the year (May). So proposals are to be in by 20 October. Any proposals after that cannot be guaranteed to be

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Judges course at WRC 2018

A Judges course will be run during the 2018 World Rafting Championship in Argentina. Anyone keen to do the course should email IRF Admin. The details are: Dates: 5 – 10 Nov (during WRC) Place: Event Headquarters, Argentina Cost: $US30 to be paid to Instructor on the first day of the course. This is a once off payment.

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Rafting Championships with a World twist
IRF

European Rafting Championships with a World twist

The IRF European Rafting Championships with a world twist in Čunovo, Slovakia proved a showcase of talent from 67 teams from 14 countries across the continent – plus the Open Men’s team from Japan! Faces new and old to IRF competitions showed up in Čunovo in the days leading up to the competition. All came

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Doping tests at WRC 2014 Brazil
Race Rules

Start positions for H2H in 2018 ERC and WRC

With the new H2H format being introduced there is an option for organisers to choose what direction the rafts will be facing at the start. This option was included as sometimes the usual method of pointing the rafts downstream is harder to set up exactly evenly. Sometimes, as at WC Yushu in China in 2016,

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Race Rules

Judges course at ERC 2018

A Judges course will be run during the 2018 Euro Rafting Championship in Slovakia. Anyone keen to do the course should email IRF Admin. The details are: Dates: 2 – 7 July (same dates as the ERC) Place: Event Headquarters, ERC, Slovakia Cost: $US30 to be paid to Instructor on the first day of the course. This

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Race Rules

Judges for ERC 2018

If you are an IRF Judge and are keen to work as a Judge at the 2018 Euro Rafting Champs in Slovakia from the 2 to 7 July, in Bratislava – then email IRF Admin to put your name down. The Judges Com will then assess the list of names and select from it who

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Race Rules

Race Rules updates

The IRF Sport & Competition Committee will shortly be assessing and updating the IRF Race Rules. The process is as follows: Rule proposals may be submitted only as one of the three possible options. 1) Eliminate a rule, 2) change a rule, or 3) add a rule. When suggesting that a rule be eliminated, a

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