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
  • Age Divisions – the official age divisions for the raft racing year. Updated annually
  • 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
  • World Rafting Champs – official Facebook page for the World Rafting Championships
  • World Rafting Champs – official Instagram profile for the World Rafting Championships
  • “LIVE” event blogging – this page is live during IRF Category A and B events

Recent raft race news


Snapping at a chance for more gold, AUS Crocs head to Bosnia

The Junior Men’s team for the event in Bosnia and Herzegovina consists of 4 of the original 6-man team from WRC 2019, Liam, Justin, Cooper & Jacob – the AUS CROCS! The team originally came together in September of 2017 after they heard that Australia would be the host of the World Rafting Championship 2019

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Local Dajak Klub teams ready to welcome rafters from around the world

Dajak Klub are keepers of the Banja Luka traditional Dajak boats, and this year they have two local teams at this, their local World Rafting Championships. They are competing with an Open Men’s team and a Masters Men’s team. In the Open Men’s team it is Dragan Babić, Igor Studen, Dejan Markovic and Djorđe Trninić.

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Anti-Doping course mandatory
Anti Doping

WADA Anti-Doping course mandatory for WRC 2022 athletes

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) officially accepted the IRF as a signatory of the WADA Code in October last year. This historic step is in alignment with the IRF’s strategy of making rafting a more officially recognised sport in the international sporting world. The IRF is unequivocally opposed, on ethical and medical grounds, to the

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