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White Water Weekend in Romania

Last weekend Botosani city in northern Romania hosted it`s first Euro Cup together with a kayaking race on the only artificial course in this part of Europe. The fully catered event (competitors were offered free accommodation, meals and airport transfers) enjoyed the presence of four nations represented by 12 rafting teams and 19 kayakers racing

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Third Time’s Lucky

The „lucky rule“ has applied to another race that took place in Czech Republic – this time in the southern Bohemia close to town of České Budějovice. The local racing area provides good white water terrain for both beginners and advanced paddlers and it is surrounded by beautiful nature. It is always great experience to

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Second Czech Weekend

Last weekend of school holiday belonged to rafting in Czech Republic. And it was a busy one!  Rafters from four different countries arrived to Troja White Water Center in Prague to find out which team is the best in slalom and sprint race. Especially Saturday 27th was really full on – the spectators could see

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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

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