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

IRF WRC 2024 - Opening Ceremony - teams

IRF WRC 2024 officially opened in Banja Luka

The International Rafting Federation’s World Rafting Championship 2024 has now officially begun. The world descends on Banja Luka for the third time for this momentous rafting event. More than 400 competitors from 20 nations poured into the stadium in the town of Krupa na Vrbas, right by the banks of the river Vrbas, for the

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Registration Extended for the Kampar River IRF World Cup in Malaysia

The organizers of the Kampar River Festival, the first 2024 IRF World Cup race on the IRF schedule, May 24-26, 2024, have announced that registration will be extended to April 30th, 2024. This exotic location is a relatively new venue for world class raft racing and features all the ingredients for a high quality international

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2024 R4 World Rafting Championship is confirmed in Bosnia and Herzegovina

We are pleased to announce that Bosnia-Herzegovina will be hosting the 2024 WRC. The IRF was in communications with China as a potential host for 2024, but the China organizers decided to postpone hosting to a future year because of financial limitations due to a national economic downturn. After searching for a replacement host, the

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