Racing rafts in all corners of the globe for over 20 years

Raft racing is the sport of competitive rafting within the definitions of raft race rules.

  • Events – full list of all upcoming events; includes links to previous events
  • Race Rules – the official raft race rules. Reviewed annually by national members
  • Para Rafting – the official rules, classification code and processes for para raft racing
  • Judging – the official processes, templates and procedures for judging to international standards
  • Race Results – results from all IRF raft races
  • Bidding for new events – templates and processes for how to host an IRF sanctioned raft race
  • Anti-Doping – the IRF is commited to clean sport
  • World Rafting Championships History – how the IRF WRC became the world recognised event it is today
  • Teams – links to current and recently active teams
  • “LIVE” event blogging – this page is live during IRF Category A and B events

Recent raft race news

Trnávka 2021

Trnávka 2021 brought sunshine, smiles and friends

Trnávka 2021 European Cup R4 + R6 @ Trnávka Slalom Course, Želiv 🇨🇿 The second weekend of September closed this year’s Czech raft season. One of the most difficult slalom courses in the world hosted the European Cup and the Czech Chamiponship, with the participation of the top Czech rafting teams and several foreign crews.

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6th White Water of Siberia forum

#RiverFamily grows in 6th White Water of Siberia forum

The 6th White Water of Siberia international cultural and sports rafting forum has drawn to a successful close. The #RiverFamily has grown with new members from across Europe and Asia. The forum was attended by 26 participants from nine countries: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Lebanon, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and of course Russia. During the

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new generation

Inspiring a new generation

Many teams have been impacted by the pandemic these last 18 months but that hasn’t stopped a new generation of rafters from wanting to race. Anastasia Gubanenkova is used to competitive raft racing having raced for several years with the Russian Open Women’s team. She has since taken up coaching a new generation of Russian

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