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Inter-Rally-Belaya-2021
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Inter-Rally-Belaya-2021 brings the #riverfamily together for the 46th time!

Earlier this month the Russian Rafting Championship “Inter-Rally-Belaya-2021” was held on the Toporiki and Moskovskaya Bochka rapids of the Belaya River, Khamyshki, Republic of Adygea. The excellent and warm weather along with traditional North Cacasus hospitality greeted a massive number of 41 crews participating in R4 and R6, men’s and women’s divisions. Teams came from

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2021 IRF World Rafting Championship
Racing

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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World Rafting Championships 2021
Racing

World Rafting Championships 2021 in an unpredictable year

As we move through February the IRF finds itself answering regular queries about our World Rafting Championships 2021 in China – is it happening or not? This is understandable during this time of continual change of plans and the massive fluctuation of the effect of the pandemic on world sporting events. We would like to

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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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Development

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April 6 was declared as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) by the UN General Assembly in 2013. This decision represented a significant step in recognising the transformative power of sport and its great potential in advancing positive social change. The International Rafting Federation (IRF) is aligned with the mission and

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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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Racing

Coronavirus COVID-19 Impacts to IRF Events (Update 4)

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the international sporting world, and the IRF is no exception. With lockdowns being brought into play throughout the world, borders closing and extreme travel restrictions in place, it is evident that it will be a long while before the sporting world gets back on its feet.

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IRF

Coronavirus COVID-19 Impacts to IRF Events (Update 3)

Contrary to rumours being released by IRF detractors, the IRF is still actively pursuing our WRC, ERC, ECs and WCs this year along with our GTE activities.  The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the worldwide international sporting calendar, and the IRF calendar is no exception.  Our immediate concern is for events coming

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