More 2019 raft races than you can shake a paddle at!

It’s only mid January and we have 18 raft race events already in the diary (at the time of publication). This number will increase in the coming weeks as organisers confirm dates for other events. 2019 is shaping up to be the year that your team get their name known on the IRF European and World

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Guide / Safety

IRF GTE course in Georgia takes their rafting to new safety levels

The Georgia project had been on the burner for a while. The sport of  Rafting is growing in Georgia. Georgia also recently hosted the IRF Euro Rafting Champs last year.  USaid had kindly sponsored and paid for a group of 13 self taught Georgian raft guides to attend a 9 day IRF Guide certification workshop

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Big thank you to David and Georgia

One more Euro Rafting Champ competition is behind us, Georgia has become part of our history now and it’s time for us to gather impressions, mention some important details and say thank you to everyone who helped to organise it. From the 22 to 28 May in Borjomi, on the River Mtkvari, 44 teams from

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The new Euro Rafting Champions are declared!

The Downriver race is awarded the most points because it is a test of endurance, speed and the team’ s ability to read white water and pick the best line down the river. A top position can propel you into a much higher Overall position and hopefully even onto the Overall podium. But, in the

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Slalom day at the Euro Rafting Champs, Georgia

The Mtkvari River in the Borjomi Valley in Georgia is a large volume, fast flowing river. There are few obstacles at this water level and so the challenge is more dealing with the rapid current than negotiating a technical river. Although the slalom gates were often quite far apart they still presented a challenge as

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Golden day for Russia in Open and Masters

The sunshine highlighted the beauty of the area where the Mtkvari races were being held. The day would see the European Open and Masters teams pitted against each other. First would be the Sprint which is a hard dash over a short distance. Based on those times the teams would race each other in a

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Euro Rafting Champs 2017 gets under way in Georgia

Live Streaming of ERC 2017 here! The Under U19 and U23 rafters opened the first competing day of the European Rafting Championship today.  Sprint and H2H races in rainy and cold weather could not dampen the excitement, fun of winning and results. Both race disciplines saw Turkey and Russia dominating the wins. U19 Women started

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Meet the SVK U23M team for ERC Georgia 2017

Branislav Linkay, Marek Švorc, Denis Antalík, Róbert Paál, Samuel Kováčik and Michal Kubrický make up this great, young, U23 team from Slovakia who will participate in the forthcoming European Rafting Championship (ERC) in Georgia. We asked each of them to answer some questions for us: Branislav Linkay How did you find yourself in rafting? – I

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