Cold water flips image

Can cold water flips have higher risks?

Most of use have experienced the shock to our system as we suddenly plunge into cold water. Now take it a step further, imagine you're on a Class 4 or 5 river and flip. Now you have two urgent problems. First is the raging white water. Second…
Celebrating International Day of Friendship image 5

Celebrating International Day of Friendship with our #RiverFamily

With recent unprecedented limits on movement and enforced isolation, now more than ever we need to recognise and value friendship across the globe. And so, today, 30 July, we are celebrating International Day of Friendship by asking all rafters…
Whitewater of Siberia Forum logo

2020 White Water of Siberia forum open for applications

Applications for the 2020 White Water of Siberia forum are now being accepted. All questions about registration or the event must be directed to the event organiser.
Olympic Day

Stay active, stay fit this Olympic Day

Olympic Day was introduced in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 at the Sorbonne in Paris. The goal was to promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability. The…

What to wear white water rafting

By James Eastwood from Venchas (Adventures) Deciding on what to wear when white water rafting is essential as it provides that safety barrier against injuries as you white-knuckle down the rapids. The right gear can also offer a comfort level…
, ,

Age divisions for World Rafting Champs 2021 confirmed

As announced earlier, the IRF has completed the renegotiation of contract dates for the World Rafting Championships (WRC) 2021 and 2022, that resulted in our rescheduling the 2020 China and 2021 Bosnia World Rafting Championship events. …

IRF Honourary President Rafael Gallo is paddling a G6 solo and we have his back

Last year at the IRF 2019 Congress held in Tully, Australia, the IRF voted to bestow the title of Honourary President on Rafael (Rafa) Gallo to honour his long and unrelenting support of rafting and in particular, the IRF.  The IRF would…

Advice on IRF guide training workshops as COVID-19 restrictions are eased

Over the past week several countries have started lifting COVID-19 stay at home orders and other restrictions in a phased way even though the pandemic is far from being over. Re-openings are taking place due to various reasons, while health…

Saving tourism in unprecedented and challenging times

In these testing times we find ourselves and our loved ones in situations we would likely never have considered. Many of us in the rafting industry are under increasing pressure with not just personal situations but tourist operations and employees…