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Awesome auction with Rivers and Forests Alliance (RAFA)

The Rivers and Forests Alliance (RAFA) have an awesome auction coming up where you can bid on some incredible adventure trips in all sorts of places around the world. An Alaskan multi-day rafting trip Two different California rafting trips A historic Colombia rafting and cultural adventure A multi-day, multi-sport adventure in Huasteca Potosina, Mexico Costa Rica

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Development

Upcoming Race Judges workshops

There are two options to become an IRF Race Judge coming up. The first option is an online Judges Workshop for new Judges. This is particularly handy for those who wish to become Judges for their local/regional events but never get the chance to attend the face-to-face IRF Judge Workshops usually offered. The second option

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65 teams registered
Racing

65 teams registered for World Rafting Champs 2022

With registration recently closing we can now confirm that 65 teams have registered for the 2022 World Rafting Championships being held in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) from the 25 May to the 1 June. These 65 teams will represent 22 countries from around the world in men’s and women’s divisions and in Under 19, Under

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IRF

Get to know your IRF BOD – Kianoosh Mehrabi

Kianoosh Mehrabi was first elected to the IRF BOD in 2015 when he became Co-head of the Recreation and Conservation Committee. In 2017, with the growth of importance of conservation this committee was split to form two committees and Kianoosh became Chair of the Conservation Committee, which became the Sustainability Committee in 2021. We spoke

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Top national teams to Vrbas
Racing

Team information updates for WRC 2022

Here are the team information updates for the IRF World Rafting Championship 2022 on the Vrbas and Tara Rivers in May. This extra information will help teams with their planning for the trip to the WRC in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH. Registration In this second Team Information letter teams will find information to assist them

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Actions in Ukraine - hands
IRF

IRF position on the Russian government actions in Ukraine

As the globally recognised leader of the rafting community, the International Rafting Federation (IRF) is shocked and dismayed by the acts of aggression by the Russian government’s actions in its decision to order the invasion of Ukraine and the military assault on the Ukraine people. We have watched in horror as Ukrainian civilians and infrastructure

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Eric
IRF

Get to know your IRF BOD – Eric Boudreau

Eric Boudreau has been Chair of the Sport & Competition Committee / First Vice-President since the IRF’s Congress in Japan in 2017. Before that Eric chaired the Judges Committee for many years, setting up the Judges Handbook and getting the Judging processes and documents into better order. Eric has also been appointed as the Head

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2022 Athletes' Commission nominations
IRF

Calling for candidates for the 2022 Athletes’ Commission

The 2022 Athletes’ Commission nominations are now open. The Athletes’ Commission is usually elected each year during the World Rafting Championships (WRC), to represent the views of the Athletes within the IRF. With no WRC since 2019 no elections have been held and so the same Commission has been in place since then. Now that

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IRF

Get to know your IRF BOD – Jasmina Marčok

Jasmina Marčok was elected as Treasurer at the IRF’s last Congress which was held virtually in November 2021. With her twenty-eight years of accounting experience, and many years experience as finance manager, her experience and knowledge is a boost for the IRF’s financial accumen. We spoke to Jasmina to find out more. Can you give

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