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We are river family – meet Gunther Atem

Starting his paddling career in competitive rowing, Gunther Atem has since become a face synonymous with South American rafting – if you’ve been to an IRF World Rafting Championship in the last few years, you’ve definitely met him. You will certainly meet him in November this year as he has been key in the IRF

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Tyler Fox
Teams

We are river family – meet Tyler Fox

This week we meet Tyler Fox, one of the original Tribe Rider paddlers, New Zealand raft racer, raft guide, fireman and maple syrup loving Canadian at heart. We started by asking him how he got involved in paddling…. In High School I took an Outdoor Ed class and we learnt whitewater canoeing (in NZ they call

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IRF

We are river family – meet Las Correntinas

One of the newer formed race teams on the international circuit, Las Correntinas of Chile are a lively, funny group of friends who came together to race and have sparked inspiration in the rafting and paddling communities. This week we meet Las Correntinas, winners of the IRF Rafting Spirit Award in the recent IRF Ziyuan Rafting

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Development

Sponsorship, how do we get it?

By Fieke Reijntjes  Putting the equipment sponsorship to the side, the question most people would like to know the answer to is:  How do we raise money? There isn’t a straight forward answer and that’s probably because raising money isn’t easy and it will cost time and effort. Finding financial support can contribute massively to

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Racing

So who are the new IRF European Rafting Champions!

Eight teams were crowned as the European Champions in Slovakia recently. Let’s take a look at the champions and the medal winners. U19 Men –  Slovenia 2  = 2018 European Rafting Champions for Overall as well as H2H and Downriver. (Silver in Sprint and Slalom) Russia 2 = Gold in Slalom (Silver in Overall, Bronze

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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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ERC 2018 Slovakia guests - JPN OM team
Racing

ERC 2018 Slovakia guests – welcome JPN OM team

ERC 2018 Slovakia guests – Japan Open Men. It’s been ten years since we first met the Japanese OM team at the World Cup in Bosnia in 2008. This team’s setup has changed since then and we had the luck to seen many of the old team members again in Japan, competing in the Masters

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Racing

Meet GBR Masters Women team for ERC R4 2018 Slovakia

GBR Masters Women team mates Fay Rushby and Nicola Childs have been rafting together as part of Lee Valley Women’s Master’s Team for roughly 2 years. The early team was placed in the British Open in 2016. Julie first paddled with the team as an independent in the British Open 2017 when the team won

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