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HATEOA Greece Rafting
Guide / Safety

Growing the #RiverFamily: HATEOA joins the IRF membership

HATEOA joins the IRF as an Associate member The Hellenic Association of Tourism Enterprises in Outdoor Activities (HATEOA) represents the companies that offer tourist services of outdoor leisure activities and are active both in the countryside and in the urban environments of Greece. Founded in 2012, it is a member of SETE and the European

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Czech racing
Racing

Czech racing season in full swing

Czech racing season in full swing Written by Libor Peška on June 16, 2021 After a series of many canceled spring races, sport rafting has finally arrived. The 2021 season began at the beginning of June with the R6 Championship of the Czech Republic in Roudnice nad Labem. This event was also the first of the

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Benvenuto nella River Family!
Guide / Safety

Benvenuto nella River Family

Benvenuto nella River Family! By Mark Hirst, IRF GTE Secretary The 29th of March was a memorable day for me. I was downhearted and depressed about the fact that I could not run any IRF workshops due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But I was healthy, and that’s all that really matters during this current period

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2020 year in review
IRF

2020 year in review

As we find ourselves already at the end of January 2021, we look back at out 2020 year in review. Always to be a famous year for reasons we would rather all forget, there was still much to be celebrated throughout 2020. It was the strangest of years, none of us could ever have imagined.

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Our top 10 articles of 2020
IRF

Our top 10 articles of 2020

It was a year to remember, and a year to forget. So we’ve pulled our top 10 articles of 2020 (as clicked on by you!). Which was your favourite? 1 – Save the Zambezi – Batoka Gorge threatened by huge dam Back in April we shared updated plans on the devastating project which is seeking

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Malaysia Rafting Association logo
IRF

Malaysia rafting recognition boost

Malaysia rafting recognition was boosted recently by accreditation from the Malaysia Commissioner of Sports. The Malaysia Rafting Association (MRA) (or Persatuan Rafting Malaysia in Malay) and the sport of rafting have received a great boost as MRA have received this formal accreditation. This recognition firmly establishes MRA as the organisation governing the sport of rafting

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Keep the river clean
Sustainability

Sustainability in rafting

For many years now, we have committed to sustainability in rafting. From objectives in our Bylaws, to running the world’s first certified carbon neutral sports world championship. Most recently, we have extended our commitment to sustainability. In 2019 we committed to the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework for Climate Change Convention) Sports for Climate Action. Now,

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Development

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. Today we mark United Nations International Day of Friendship by asking all rafters to reach out and contact friends whom you have not seen or spoken to since before the pandemic. We

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Development

2020 White Water of Siberia forum open for applications

Applications for the 2020 White Water of Siberia forum are now being accepted. Applications are welcomed from across the globe, however please ensure you make yourself familiar with travel and quarantine restrictions of Russia, your own country, and any countries you may travel through on the way there. All questions about registration or the event

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