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The International Rafting Federation (IRF) is recognised as the legitimate world governing body for rafting. Since 1997, we assist the global rafting community – sport, recreational, commercial, environmental and sustainability organisations – to advance all avenues and concerns of rafting.

We are a non-profit, democratic, global affiliation of national federations and sporting entities. Together we are responsible for fostering fair, credible and legitimate international rafting competition at all levels, and leading in raft guide standards the world over.

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Para Rafting

A Challenging Weekend at EC Lipno

The traditional Czech Cup and European Cup in downriver race took place in the Czech Republic last weekend. Under the Lipno dam, rafters from 4 different countries (CZE, ITA, GER, JAP) have met, including several medalists from this year’s World Rafting Championship in Bosnia and

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RAFTING SINCE 1997!

The very first love for competitive rafting was shown back in 1989, when Russians and Americans joined forces and organized the first rafting competitions – up to 50 teams competed in Siberia (1989), USA (1990), Costa Rica (1991) and Turkey (1993). The only logical step

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We need more RIVER GUARDIANS

In order to save the planet, and leave a clean one behind, we need more river guardians. One person is not enough for one river, everyone needs to know that they are the owner of the title of “guardian”. The river from the source to

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