Introduction to Para Raft Racing
The IRF recognises the needto make raft racing available to as wide a number of people as possible.
Therefore a Para Rafting Committee was appointed in October 2020 to direct and approve the process of finalising the Rules, Codes and Classification Systems for Para Raft Racing. The committee consists of a wide range of extremely well-qualified participants who through personal experience are well acquainted with the unique challenges faced by the adaptive rafting community including former Para-Olympians, global para sports policy writers and para rafters.
The comprehensive policies and procedures are now available to guide member nations and organisations in setting up and running Para Rafting events. In addition, these documents will guide them and their athletes through the necessary classification procedures.
Para Rafting is run in accordance with the rules, regulations, policies and requirements set out in the following documents:
- IRF Race Rules
- IRF Para Rafting Overview & Race Rules
- IRF Para Rafting Classification Code (Classification Code)
- IRF Para Rafting Classification Procedure
- IRF Para Rafting Competitor Physical Diagnosis Form
- IRF Para Rafting Classification & Points Allocation Form
- IRF Para Rafting Classification Card
- IRF Para Rafting Team Safety Form
- IRF Para Rafting Safety Guidelines
- IRF Para Rafting Protest Form
Recent para rafting news
The IRF recognises the need to make raft racing available to as wide a number of people as possible. As such, the IRF is delighted to announce that after many months of intensive work, it has fulfilled its commitment to launch a comprehensive, safe and internationally supported Para Rafting program. A Para Rafting Committee was
Imagine suddenly finding yourself no longer able to go rafting. One day you’re a great adventurer, enjoying the wilds of nature, guiding in stunning locations around the world. And the next, you’re a tetraplegic. That freedom has been whipped away from you in an instant. How would you cope with this? This is what happened
The IRF is proud to announce the formation of its inaugural Para Rafting Committee. News of the committee’s formation has been greeted very positively within the rafting community and the wider para sports communities. The first key steps for the Para Rafting Committee are to finalise the Athletes Classification Code and Classification system. These standardised