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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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IRF

IRF Attends SportAccord’s IF Forum

IRF Attends SportAccord’s IF Forum IRF President Joseph Jones, Secretary General Sue Liell-Cock and International Relations Chair Peter Micheler recently had the extreme honor and pleasure of joining with 383 other participants to attend the 15th edition of the International Federation (IF) Forum hosted by SportAccord. This exclusive ‘by invitation only’ event is held every

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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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Sustainability

IRF host’s highly regarded Sustainability Webinar

On the 14 March 2021, the International Day of Action for Rivers, a very successful Sustainability Webinar was held by the International Rafting Federation (IRF). Dignitary as participants This, the first of many webinars was run in Persian and saw 61 attendees from a broad  spectrum from tourism managers, sport managers, paddling coaches, rafters, and

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Para Rafting
Para Rafting

Never stop pushing limits: Jezza Williams’ story of determination

Imagine suddenly finding yourself no longer able to go rafting. One day you’re a great adventurer, enjoying the wilds of nature, guiding in stunning locations around the world. And the next, you’re a tetraplegic. That freedom has been whipped away from you in an instant. How would you cope with this? This is what happened

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Para Rafting Committee
Para Rafting

IRF appoints inaugural Para Rafting Committee members

The IRF is proud to announce the formation of its inaugural Para Rafting Committee. News of the committee’s formation has been greeted very positively within the rafting community and the wider para sports communities. The first key steps for the Para Rafting Committee are to finalise the Athletes Classification Code and Classification system. These standardised

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Tour rafting

Rafting Books – good reads

At this time of year many of you may be looking for presents to give to loved ones, or finding a good book to snuggle down with in your winter, or read on the beach in your summer – why not some good rafting books! There are plenty of “how to” rafting books, but we’re

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Lessons in rafting
Development

Careers in shipping to include lessons in rafting

Serbian students developing careers in shipbuilding have joined the #RiverFamily. Earlier this year, students and their teachers took to Lake Sava to completed lessons in rafting for the basic training of raft management and basic rescue procedures on the water. These students of the High School for Shipping, Shipbuilding and Hydrobuilding from Belgrade, were accompanied

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