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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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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 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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New H2H format tested out at Pre-Worlds

The report back from Pre-Worlds as to the running of the new-format H2H is all good! See video … Joe Willie Jones is there and had this to say: “The spectators loved it… a very good show with lots of contact at the buoys. A few surprises … good strategies trumped strength on a number

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H2H with 2 upstream gates

It was decided at WRC 2016 that it was time to rework the H2H. Although one of the most popular disciplines amongst the spectators, generally everyone felt that very few courses produced an interesting clash all the way to the finish line. More than 90% of races were won by the first bottleneck on the

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Head Judge gives some wise tips …

As we draw closer to World Rafting Champs 2016, we talked with the well known IRF Assessor Judge, Goran Lolić – Lola, who will be the Head Judge at this event. Lola passed the Judge exam run by Robert Kazik in 2006 in Banja Luka. Since then he has judged at 9 WRC, 7 ERC, 35 Euro Cup

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Did you come 2nd in your national races? Know your rules.

Many teams that come 2nd or lower in their national champs / selections don’t know about IRF Race Rule B.12.c. This rule states that if the 1st placed team is unable to attend the World Champs or Continental Champs then they can be replaced by the team that finished 2nd, and so on down the

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Rafter tests positive at WRC 2015
Anti Doping

Rafter tests positive at WRC 2015

Paul Roozendaal, who is captain of the New Zealand Open Men’s team, tested positive for substances that are listed on the WADA (World Anti Doping Agency) prohibited list after the Downriver discipline during the 2015 World Rafting Championships in Indonesia. It was found that he had levels of Pseudoephedrine and Cathine in his urine that

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Personal responsibility with river safety

Rafting season 2016 has already started with some national competitions. We have already witnessed flips and paddlers falling out of rafts, which is an integral part of this sport, but more nationals, EC, ERC and WRC are still ahead of us with some new rivers and some new challenges. So, the question is – how

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