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Bid applications for WRC 2023
Para Rafting

Bid applications for WRC 2023

The IRF is accepting applications from potential hosts for the 2023 World Rafting Championships. This first step would be in the form of an “Intention to Bid” which would need to reach the IRF by the 31st December 2021. Please contact IRF Admin for any further information. The IRF World Rafting Championships includes Youth, Junior,

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WRC 2022 travel and covid compliance
Racing

Get your travel and COVID compliant advice for WRC 2022 Bosnia here

Everyone is excited about the return to World Rafting Championships (WRC). But WRC 2022 will be different to all other WRCs – travel and COVID-19 compliance now go hand-in-hand. Below we set out where the competition will be, how to get there and how to stay compliant with the current Bosnian health and travel restrictions.

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Cornișa Cup 2022
Racing

A credible Euro Cup destination for Cornișa Cup 2021

By Mihai Mares We are happy to introduce to you Romania as the newest european country with an artificial whitewater channel! And just last week we held the Cornișa Cup 2021 on its waters. After six years of planning and construction and careful safety assessments Cornișa AquaPark and Sports opened its pumps for tourists in

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WRC 2022 Bosnia
Racing

World Rafting Championships 2022 confirmed – the vibrant Vrbas

After two years of obstacles and restrictions, the International Rafting Federation is excited to announce the World Rafting Championships location for 2022 has been confirmed by the Board of Directors. The IRF WRC 2022 will once again return to the vibrant blue waters of the Vrbas river in Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia & Herzegovina.

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IRF GAISF Observer Status renewed
IRF

IRF GAISF Observer status renewed for two years

A message from IRF President, Joe Willis Jones: GAISF Council renews the IRF GAISF Observer Status for another two years To our IRF member organisations, rafting clubs, athletes, associates, officials, coaches, and friends: It gives me great pleasure to announce the news that the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) Council has recently voted

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Dracula Race bites EC 2021
Racing

Euro Cup 2021 Rafting Series winners announced

Ibar Euro Cup, which was held in Ušće on the Ibar River in Serbia, was the final Euro Cup 2021 event in the series.  Pre-pandemic times we’d have seen anywhere between 9 and 12 Euro Cup events happening through the year. Despite the restrictions the Euro Cup 2021 saw eight events being held, four events

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Argentina National
Racing

More action to come in the Argentina National Series

The 2nd race in the Argentina National Rafting Championship was successfully held on the Atuel River on the 25 and 26 September. There were 23 teams competing with paddlers coming from Buenos Aires, Bariloche (Río Negro), Alumine and Villa Peuhenia de Neuquén, Potrerillos and Mendoza capital and the hosts of San Rafael. The two divisions

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IRF becomes official WADA signatory
Anti Doping

IRF accepted as official WADA signatory

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has officially accepted the IRF as a signatory of the WADA Code. In his congratulatory letter to IRF President Joe Willis Jones, WADA Director General Olivier Niggli noted: “WADA congratulates you on this important step in the fight against doping in

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Ibar 2021
Racing

Ibar 2021 draws the Euro Cup Series to a close in Serbia

Ibar 2021 was the final R6 Euro Cup of 2021! It was held in Ušće on the Ibar river in Serbia last Sunday. Ibar is fast becoming a raft racing destination as this was the second Euro Cup (last year was the first) but also the third competition held here and organised by Rafting Asocijacija

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