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Fabián Alejandro Bonanno
IRF

Welcome to our new assessor: Fabián Alejandro Bonanno

As the year draws to a close, we welcome our latest IRF Guide Training & Education (GTE) Assessor, Fabián Alejandro Bonanno. Fabián joins our existing team of Assessors to bring the total to thirteen (13) across the globe. Fabián’s command of four languages makes him an asset to our team and is regularly delivering workshops

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Mountain Sports Sustainability
Sustainability

IRF commits to the IOC’s Mountain Sports Sustainability Pledge

Today marks International Mountain Day and with it, the IRF has commited to the International Olympic Committee’s Mountain Sports Sustainability Pledge. The IRF is one of twelve organisations to be part of the IOC Mountain Summit Group. Over the past two years, the group has agreed a set of ten principles for all users of sports

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World Virtual Youth Festival 2021
Development

Curtain closes on the UTS World Virtual Youth Festival 2021

The UTS World Virtual Youth Festival 2021 came to an end with a breath-taking Closing Ceremony from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia was the centre for youth of all abilities coming together under the patronage of the IOC, IPC, SOI, SportAccord, GAISF and AIMS. Over 100 organisations joined forces with one mission, to

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Bid applications for WRC 2023
Para Rafting

Bid applications for WRC 2023

The IRF is accepting applications from potential hosts for the 2023 World Rafting Championships. This first step would be in the form of an “Intention to Bid” which would need to reach the IRF by the 31st December 2021. Please contact IRF Admin for any further information. The IRF World Rafting Championships includes Youth, Junior,

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Sucessful virtual Congress 2021
Development

Successful virtual Congress 2021 welcomes new Directors

On the 23rd of November the IRF held a very successful virtual Congress. Usually the IRF holds its Congresses during World Rafting Championships, with the last held in Tully, Australia in May 2019. But, as with so many things these days, adaptations needed to be made and the IRF has stepped up to embrace virtual

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IRF

IRF virtually attends AIMS General Assembly and IF Forum

The IRF was recently invited to attend a number of international sporting body assemblies and forums. The first was the Virtual International Federation (IF) Forum which is a 1-day event organised by SportAccord offering targeted thematic sessions designed to be of specific value to the International Sport Federations’ in attendance. Representing the IRF were President Joseph

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WRC 2022 travel and covid compliance
Racing

Get your travel and COVID compliant advice for WRC 2022 Bosnia here

Everyone is excited about the return to World Rafting Championships (WRC). But WRC 2022 will be different to all other WRCs – travel and COVID-19 compliance now go hand-in-hand. Below we set out where the competition will be, how to get there and how to stay compliant with the current Bosnian health and travel restrictions.

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Beginner tips to know about rafting
Development

5 beginner tips to know about rafting

While white water rafting is an exciting activity, it has its inherent dangers. It is considered an extreme sport due to the level of fitness required, along with there being a real risk of injury, or even death. This means that this is not a sport that you can simply delve into without the proper

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A-DASH logo
Sustainability

Join A-DASH roundtable discussion on ending river recreation sexual harassment

The A-DASH Collaborative is pleased to announce a focus on ending sexual harassment on and around river recreation at the upcoming River Management Roundtable on Tuesday, 23rd November from 20:30 to 21:30 (CET). “This will be an excellent primer for river managers, company principals and human resource leaders who are looking for an effective approach

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