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Quebec Juniors heading to WRC 2022

Quebec Juniors team are heading to World Rafting Champs 2022. So who is this new under 23 womens’ team from Canada? The team is composed of five girls from Quebec City aged 19-22.  It was formed in the summer of 2019 by a former national team athlete during her pregnancy. Béatrice Provencher is studying to become

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Racing

Continuing the legacy: Team RAFA headed to WRC 2022

Team RAFA is made up of young athletes from the town of Turrialba – Marcelo Omodeo, Sergio Jiménez, Enrique Segura, and Jose Contreras are the ones to be racing at WRC 2022. Marlon Bustos started the team in 2016 and after his first race was noticed by Rafa Gallo for the great work he was

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Racing

USA U19 Women heading to World Champs

The upcoming World Rafting Championships (WRC) which start on the 25 May, will see the California Poppies as the USA U19 Women’s team. Teams from all over the world come to compete at the WRC, and while they may not understand each others’ languages, they all understand one common language – that of the river.

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Racing

WRC 2022 – don’t forget your …

At last WRC 2022 is nearly here! Are you ready to raft the Vrbas and Tara? The long wait to travel and go rafting, to meet up with friends, new and old, to compete and have a good time, is soon to be over! It is hard to believe it has been three years since

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IRF

Get to know your BOD – Goran Lolic

Goran Lolic was voted as Chair of the Judges Committee and therefore was appointed to the BOD for the first time at the last Congress in 2021. He has been involved in a number of IRF committees for many years before this, namely the Judges Committee, the Sport & Competition Committee, and the Euro Race

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Development

Rafting Operator Accreditation launched

The IRF’s Rafting Operator Accreditation (ROA) was recently launched with the issuing of its first accreditation to Cardiff International White Water (CIWW). CIWW is home to the UK’s very first on-demand Olympic standard White Water Rafting and Indoor Wave facility. Their 250m white water course is designed for rafts, canoes and kayaks. Besides offering white

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Racing

Euro Cup 2022 series launching in Slovakia

The IRF’s first Euro Cup 2022 series event will be held from 21 to 22 May, on the Cunovo artificial course, Divoka voda area Bratislava, Slovakia. It will be R4, and the disciplines will be Sprint and Slalom. The difficulty level of whitewater is 3/4. This event is also the first round in the Slovak

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IRF

Get to know your IRF BOD – Aleš Danek

Aleš Danek has been Chair of the Athletes’ Commission for a lot longer than expected! Usually elections for the Athlete’s Commission are held annually at each World Rafting Championship (WRC). However, with the pandemic preventing our WRC from happening over the past two years Aleš has had an extended time as Chair. We spoke to Aleš

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IRF

Support for Ukraine

There is an overwhelming keenness amongst our followers to assist with support for Ukraine. We’ve been contacted by some offering help, and others asking how they can help. Rafters offering support for Ukraine In Romania we have Mihai Mares, an IRF GTE Instructor, offering to assist with shelter, jobs in the summer and possibly food

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