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2021 IRF World Rafting Championship
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Update on the status of 2021 IRF World Rafting Championship

A message from IRF President, Joe Willis Jones: Dear IRF Athletes, Officials, Coaches, Supporters and Rafting Enthusiasts, As you are aware, in the last weeks many IRF member countries around the world have re-imposed travel restrictions and lockdown measures due to rapidly growing cases of Covid-19.  Several effective vaccines have been developed to combat the

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Reimagine training strategies
Racing

Limited events has helped reimagine training strategies

Almost one year since we first heard about the coronavirus and so many teams have had to reimagine training strategies. We might be nearing the end of the calendar year, but down in New Zealand, summer is warming up and race teams are getting ready to get back in with their training plans. We catch up with

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Race Rules

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.  These events were pushed back one year because of the uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic – as many

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Racing

IRF World Rafting Championships 2020 (China) postponed

As much of the world finds itself in the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic, China is in the position of having practically eliminated community transmitted COVID-19 infections, and we have found ourselves faced with the same issues that the Olympics and many other sports have been facing over the last few weeks. The IRF Executive

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Guide / Safety

Bounding into 2020!

Happy New Year to you all! We hope you all had a Festive Season that rejuvenated you for the coming year. Our calendar is already building up fast with the key events to highlight: Guide Training & Education (GTE) Instructors Conference: 27 – 29 April in Durance, France. Details European Rafting Championships (ERC): 8 –

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Racing

IRF’s World Cup Series 2019 draws to a close in Indonesia

The 2019 World Cup Series saw only 2 events this year due to unforeseen circumstances causing the World Cup in Georgia to be cancelled. The first was in China at the Pre-Worlds, and the second was in Indonesia on the Silokek River recently. The World Cup Series is aimed at teams at a club level,

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Racing

Ziyuan is ready to welcome athletes one year from now

One year from today, the International Rafting Federation and the peoples of Ziyuan will welcome over 600 athletes, support crew, and officials along with countless spectators to the white water of the WuPai River. The countdown is on! From 22 August 2020, the world’s best rafting athletes will meet in Ziyuan, China to compete in

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