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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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Lee Valley Devils 2018
Racing

Lee Valley Devils selected to represent GBR in 2018

Lee Valley Devils – nine young women, who took up white water rafting at Lee Valley White Water Centre following the London 2012 Olympics, have been selected to represent Great Britain and are now heading for Slovakia in July and Argentina in November to take part in the European and World Rafting Championships. All of

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GBR Masters Women 2018
Racing

What’s the point in promoting women in paddlesports?

Women have been raft racing since Project Raft on the Chuya River, Siberia, in 1989. The Amazonkis Team from the USA were the first to pave the way and show how it’s done. Women in rafting have come a long way since our very own IRF Secretary General was told by a well known paddler

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