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…
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Age divisions for World Rafting Champs 2021 confirmed

As announced earlier, the IRF has completed the renegotiation of contract dates for the World Rafting Championships (WRC) 2021 and 2022, that resulted in our rescheduling the 2020 China and 2021 Bosnia World Rafting Championship events. …
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Branka Štulić, gone but not forgotten

It is 10 years since the rafting world tragically lost Branka Štulić, the captain of Bosnia & Herzegovina's Open Women's team. On the 10th June 2010, Branka Štulić, the eternal captain of Rafting Klub "Kanjon's" Open Women's…

IRF World Rafting Champs 2021 and 2022 dates announced

Following the unexpected need to postpone our 2020 World Rafting Championship (WRC), the IRF has been working hard on delivering the best solution in these unprecendented times. Many meetings (virtual of course) and negotiations with all…

IRF Honourary President Rafael Gallo is paddling a G6 solo and we have his back

Last year at the IRF 2019 Congress held in Tully, Australia, the IRF voted to bestow the title of Honourary President on Rafael (Rafa) Gallo to honour his long and unrelenting support of rafting and in particular, the IRF.  The IRF would…
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Guidelines for a safe re-entry into rafting

As parts of the world start easing COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and other restrictions the big question in rafting operators' minds is - how to start getting back onto the river and running trips safely? Properly managed outdoor activities are…
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A Boater’s Guide to Carabiners

Carabiners are not only an essential rescue tool on the water, but one of a boater’s most versatile pieces of equipment. From unwrapping boats to attaching equipment to hanging a hammock boaters keep several of these at had at all times. In…

ATTA’s 10 Recovery, Health and Safety Recommendations for Adventure Travel

Gustavo Timo of the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) feels that "Covid-19 brings unprecedented challenges to the tourism industry and that means the Adventure Travel sector as well. However, Adventure Travel might be better equipped…

Advice on IRF guide training workshops as COVID-19 restrictions are eased

Over the past week several countries have started lifting COVID-19 stay at home orders and other restrictions in a phased way even though the pandemic is far from being over. Re-openings are taking place due to various reasons, while health…