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Thank you for registering - IRF GTE Conference 2021
Guide / Safety

Registration open for GTE Conference 2021

The IRF GTE Conference 2021 will be an online event. Registration is now open. The GTE Conference is an opportunity for all Instructors and Assessors to review and update their knowledge and skills of the IRF’s Guide Training & Education (GTE) System. The conference is open to all current and recently expired IRF GTE Instructors

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2021 IRF World Rafting Championship
Racing

Update on the status of 2021 IRF World Rafting Championship

A message from IRF President, Joe Willis Jones: Dear IRF Athletes, Officials, Coaches, Supporters and Rafting Enthusiasts, As you are aware, in the last weeks many IRF member countries around the world have re-imposed travel restrictions and lockdown measures due to rapidly growing cases of Covid-19.  Several effective vaccines have been developed to combat the

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Sustainability

IRF host’s highly regarded Sustainability Webinar

On the 14 March 2021, the International Day of Action for Rivers, a very successful Sustainability Webinar was held by the International Rafting Federation (IRF). Dignitary as participants This, the first of many webinars was run in Persian and saw 61 attendees from a broad  spectrum from tourism managers, sport managers, paddling coaches, rafters, and

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Rafael Gallo
Guide / Safety

Rafael Gallo leaves us in body but never in spirit or mind

The IRF, and indeed the entire rafting world, has been deeply saddened by the passing of Rafael Gallo, Honorary President of the IRF. The outpouring of messages has been huge and an indication of the respect that so many held for Rafa. A true show of the vast number of people from all round the

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Sustainability

Behind each #WhiteCard there is a story – what is yours?

On April6 we will once again celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) with the #WhiteCard campaign. Established by the United Nations General Assembly and the International Olympic Committee, April6 recognises the role that sport plays in society and its power to foster dialogue, understanding, social inclusion and peace. This year,

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Sustainable raft tourism
Sustainability

Does sustainable raft tourism exist?

Can travel for rafting be considered eco, responsible or sustainable raft tourism? By its very nature, rafting involves travel. In the traditional sense, rafting involves lashing logs together and poling or paddling on water. Human powered transportation of goods or people assisted by water flow from one point to another. Today rafting is more commonly

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What's your daily
IRF

Calling all youth rafters! What’s your daily?

After the hugely successful World Virtual Youth Festival, UTS and the IRF are inviting rafting youth to get active, get creative, and use social media pro-actively in the “What’s your daily?” challenge. At a time where the corona virus pandemic still affects daily life, youth all around the globe have been affected by this pandemic

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