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The Coronavirus and WRC 2020 (Update 1)

The following was issued to all national federation contacts on the 30 January 2020. Read the official correspondence to national federations here. The IRF has been working hard to prepare for our flagship competition, the 2020 R4 World Rafting Championship, scheduled to be held 22-30 August on the Wu Pai River in Ziyuan County, Guang

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Racing

River Vrbas draws us back for WRC 2021!

Breaking the mould and proving that raft racing is an enthralling and vibrant sport, the river Vrbas invited teams from across the globe to take part in the 2009 IRF World Rafting Championships. An event which saw racing take place over two rivers in two neighbouring countries and with the most exciting slalom spectacle under

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IRF History - Chuya
Racing

Turn back time and head back to Chuya

AreYouReady to head back to where it all started? Федерация Рафтинга России / Russian Rafting Federation are pulling together their bid to host the 2023 IRF World Rafting Champs on the Katun River (Class 3 and 4) and Chuya River (Class 3 to 5)! Considered as the founding race that in 1989 pulled together nations

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Guide / Safety

Bounding into 2020!

Happy New Year to you all! We hope you all had a Festive Season that rejuvenated you for the coming year. Our calendar is already building up fast with the key events to highlight: Guide Training & Education (GTE) Instructors Conference: 27 – 29 April in Durance, France. Details European Rafting Championships (ERC): 8 –

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IRF granted GAISF Observer status

GAISF Council grants the IRF Observer Status To our IRF Member organisations, rafting clubs, athletes, associates, officials, coaches, and friends: I am delighted to announce the momentous and historic news that the International Rafting Federation (IRF) was officially granted Observer Status by the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) Council when it convened 27

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Racing

Are you ready for ERC 2020 on Devil’s Stream?

Yes, we head back to the Czech Republic for our Euro Champs in 2020, this time to the artificial course Roudnice on the Labe River for the Sprint, H2H and Slalom, and to the exciting Devil’s Stream for the Downriver. Details: Dates: 8 – 13 June 2020 Organised by: Union of Boaters of the Czech

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Racing

IRF’s World Cup Series 2019 draws to a close in Indonesia

The 2019 World Cup Series saw only 2 events this year due to unforeseen circumstances causing the World Cup in Georgia to be cancelled. The first was in China at the Pre-Worlds, and the second was in Indonesia on the Silokek River recently. The World Cup Series is aimed at teams at a club level,

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Racing

Colombia’s Farc ex-combatants and police paddling together

Colombia’s Rafting For Peace raft team made a big impression on all who attended the 2019 World Rafting Champs in Australia earlier this year (see Rifles for paddles). They were touched by their amazing story and admired the strength these paddlers showed in not only taking on learning to raft, but to also step away

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