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16 teams have started the EC season in Romania on April 1st

And there is no April Fool`s Day prank in the above sentence ☺ Beginning of April marked the beginning of raft races on Europe`s natural rivers with the now at its sixth edition Dracula Race. 3 ladies teams and 13 men`s teams from Bosnia, UK and Romania raced over 2 days on the 40 cms

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European Rafting Cup Cunovo 2023

We are so happy to go back to an amazing rafting course Cunovo, Slovakia! European Rafting Cup Cunovo 2023 will be held in May and here’s more info! 👇👇👇 Date and location: 13.-14. May 2023 Cunovo – artificial course, Divoka voda area Bratislava 13.5.2023 – Slovak Rafting Championship (2.round) + Czech Rafting Cup (3.round) 14.5.2023

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Water Tourism Competition “Amata 59” April 7-9, 2023

The Rafting and Water Tourism Federation of Latvia, the “Vienkārši” club invites you to the Water Tourism Competition “Amata 59”! Competitions in the Amata river actually take place from 1963, but officially – from 1964. Since 2001, the Amata competition has been held every year, and since 2003 it has been an annual event and

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Sean Clarke

IRF Media Lead

Sean manages the IRF’s website and social media presences on a daily basis. Sean oversees media at all IRF major events.

Annalee Decker

IRF Media - USA

Annalee is an IRF GTE Raft Guide and works regularly with ACE Adventure in West Virginia on the New River Gorge and the Gauley

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Vašek Kolar

IRF Media - Czechia

Vašek has a distinguished career in photography and is the leading photographer for the Czech Union of Boaters (SVoCR Rafting)

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Garrick Cameron

IRF Media - WRC

Garrick has been a familiar face at World Rafting Championships for a decade now. He gets up close and personal with the action.

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Nenad Miković

IRF Media - Serbia

Nenad is devoted to rafitng in representing Serbia at several competitions and being a key photographer at many Euro Cups

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Hong Jiangqiang

IRF Media - Asia

Hong has been involved with IRF raft race events across asia since 2016.

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Mark Hirst

GTE Secretary

Mark’s passion for rafting can be felt in the articles on river and rafting safety he writes. Mark is also the IRF GTE Secretary and an IRF GTE Assessor.

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Jasmine Zurlini

IRF Media - Italy

Jasmine raced representing Italy from 2013 – 2017 and has since become a raft guide and avid photographer