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Judges course at WRC 2019

A Judges course will be run during the 2019 World Rafting Championship in Australia. Anyone keen to do the course should email IRF Admin The details are: Dates: 14 – 20 May 2019 (during WRC) Place: Event Headquarters, Tully, Australia Cost: $US30 to be paid to Instructor on the first day of the course. This is a

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Race Rules

#AreYouReady to race? Updated Race Rules for 2019

Following several months of discussion and voting on proposed improvement to the race rules, the updated IRF Race Rules are now published. The amended rules take effect from 01st March 2019. Changes were proposed by your Athletes Committee, Sports & Competition Committee, Judges Committee, IRF Board of Directors and now been voted on by the

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Athlete’s Committee – time to propose candidates!

The Athlete’s Committee is elected each year to represent the views of the Athlete’s within the IRF. The election will be done during the WRC in May in Tully, Australia. The committee is made up of 7 people from around the world. We are therefore looking for candidates to stand on this committee. They will be

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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
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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
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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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