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
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
The International Rafting Federation’s 2017 World Rafting Championship (IRF WRC) in Miyoshi, Japan has brought together 71 teams from 22 countries across the globe. The adventure began at registration on Monday, 2nd October, followed by the Opening Ceremony that show cased the world’s best rafters to the City of Miyoshi. Thankfully the rain that started
Training hard for this year’s WRC 2017 GB Open Men have focused their time and efforts on solidifying their strong Sprint and Head-to-Head previous competitive edge and pushing for cleaner and faster slalom runs. Here we meet the team as they head out to Japan with an aim of getting to the podium again. Meet
We first talked to this team back in 2012 about WRC in Czech, then before going to Brazil for WRC R4 in 2014, and after that before WRC 2016 in Al Ain. This time we asked them about their preparation for IRF WRC 2017 in Japan: “Jenita Göbel, we’re interested in how you got into this team?
We are always pleased to present the national teams before the start of the World Championship, at this time we’re presenting to you the Costa Rican Open Women’s team. “We are Machacas, the team created by Asociación Machacas (Women Rafting Association), proud to represent Costa Rica as the Open Women Rafting Team in Japan 2017.
Story By Emily E. A few years ago I did some volunteer coaching and raft guiding with a lovely company in Nepal, and in doing so made some lifelong friends. Late last year a couple of the boys had contacted me to say that they were putting a rafting team together. I was super excited
Branislav Linkay, Marek Švorc, Denis Antalík, Róbert Paál, Samuel Kováčik and Michal Kubrický make up this great, young, U23 team from Slovakia who will participate in the forthcoming European Rafting Championship (ERC) in Georgia. We asked each of them to answer some questions for us: Branislav Linkay How did you find yourself in rafting? – I
HIKO is a team with whom we have already worked (European R4 heavy machinery, HIKO rafting team), and they are generally well known, so we will skip the introductory part and move on to questions. Ales, let’s start with your impressions from China, where you won first place. What composition was the team there and