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Can cold water rivers have higher risks when you flip?

Most of us have experienced the shock to our system as we suddenly plunge into cold water. Take it a step further, imagine you’re on a Class 4 or 5 river and flip. Now you have two urgent problems. First is the raging white water. Second is…
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Celebrating International Day of Friendship with our #RiverFamily

With recent unprecedented limits on movement and enforced isolation, now more than ever we need to recognise and value friendship across the globe. Today we mark United Nations International Day of Friendship by asking all rafters to reach out…

Taureau – Quebecs Class V beast

Boasting 25 KM of continuous Class V the Taureau Section of the Jacques-Cartier River is one Quebec's toughest sections of whitewater and this Class V beast certainly lives up to the hype. Checkout the adventure as Pascal Girard and his crew…
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The Alliance of Independent recognised Members of Sport (AIMS)

The IRF recently attended a conference with the Alliance of Independent recognised Members of Sport (AIMS) to discuss the current challenges facing the organisations with GAISF Observe status during the pandemic and post pandemic. For those…
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2020 White Water of Siberia forum open for applications

Applications for the 2020 White Water of Siberia forum are now being accepted. Applications are welcomed from across the globe, however please ensure you make yourself familiar with travel and quarantine restrictions of Russia, your own country,…
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AIMS Observer Meeting

With the IRF's Observer Status of GAISF, we have previously unprecedented support to our sport. IRF President Joe Willis Jones was invited to an Alliance of Independent recognised Members of Sport (AIMS) online conference to discuss current…
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Additional information for a safe re-entry into rafting

We had many people from all around the world sending us their appreciation of our Guidelines for a safe re-entry into rafting. For some it has helped them get their operations back on the water and for others it has helped them present guidelines…

The Franklin River, Australia’s hidden gem

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Australia is one of the greatest gems of the Australian wilderness The Franklin River. This incredible river is no place for the casual adventurer and represents one of the most remote commercially run rivers…

Stay active, stay fit this Olympic Day

Olympic Day was introduced in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 at the Sorbonne in Paris. The goal was to promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability. The…

What to wear white water rafting

By James Eastwood from Venchas (Adventures) Deciding on what to wear when white water rafting is essential as it provides that safety barrier against injuries as you white-knuckle down the rapids. The right gear can also offer a comfort level…