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2024 R4 World Rafting Championship is confirmed in Bosnia and Herzegovina

We are pleased to announce that Bosnia-Herzegovina will be hosting the 2024 WRC. The IRF was in communications with China as a potential host for 2024, but the China organizers decided to postpone hosting to a future year because of financial limitations due to a national economic downturn. After searching for a replacement host, the

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IRF

IRF participation at the 2023 SportAccord International Federation Forum

By invitation from the SportAccord, Eric Beaudreau, First Vice-President and Chair of Sport and Competition, represented the International Rafting Federation at a three-day Forum for International Sports Federations held on November 13-15, at the Olympic Capital of Lusanne, Switzerland. SportAccord is a global sports event organisation governed by stakeholders representing Olympic and non-Olympic International Sports

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IRF

New Hire for a New Position – IRF Administrative Secretary

We are pleased to announce the recent hire for an Administrative Secretary position at the International Rafting Federation. In this role, Adam Bass (age 37) from Boise, Idaho, USA, is excited to “aid and support IRF programs and participants”. Adam has a diverse range of work experience and is currently pursuing two careers. A Civil

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GTE workshop and assessment in France during March 2024

We are happy to announce an IRF GTE workshop and assessment scheduled to be held on the Dranses River in France from March 18 to 22, 2024.  This is a great opportunity for river guides in France and the surrounding regions to obtain an IRF Guide, Trip Leader, Safety Kayak, or Instructor Certification.  The workshop

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GTE instructor update 2024 to be held in April in Ecuador

The IRF’s GTE Instructor update 2024 will be held in April 2024 for all existing IRF instructors who can travel to Ecuador to attend the update. The goal of the update is for IRF instructors to share the current global best practices within the rafting industry. The update will also give instructors the opportunity to

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GTE workshop and assessment in Mexico

We are pleased to announce another GTE workshop and assessment in Mexico, this time in Jalcomulco, Veracruz.   The IRF GTE certification is recognised worldwide by leading rafting companies and operators as a first step in obtaining employment as a rafting guide or trip leader. If you are interested in attending this assessment, please contact the

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GTE Guide and Trip Leader Assessment scheduled in Mexico

For all persons interested in obtaining a GTE Guide or Trip Leader certification, there is an assessment scheduled from 13th till 15th of November in Tampaón River, Ciudad Valles, San Luis Potosí, México, for Rafting guides level 2 – 3 and trip leaders level 3.  The IRF GTE certification is recognised worldwide by leading rafting

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