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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. And so, today, 30 July, we are celebrating International Day of Friendship by asking all rafters…
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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…
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We are river family – meet Dragan Babic

This week we meet larger than life, character of a thousand words and improvisations, and master of hilariously bad jokes (especially when he translates them from one language to another), Dragan Babic. Many will know him from racing in…
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Will Tully give the Australian U19 Men team a home advantage?

Coach: Mark MillerTR: Cooper Miller, Justin Baume, Lachlan WillmottBR: Nathan Tibbs, Liam Stephen, Jacob McClarty Not content to just compete in rugby, mountain biking and kayaking, the AUS CROCS are looking to win hearts, minds and medals…
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What do freestyle kayaking and rafting have in common?

All aboard the Big Air Ramp For one thing, they now have a common festival to celebrate the joys of big white water. Since 2002 the Nile River Festival has showcased the Nile's amazing rapids, Uganda's friendly peoples and been…
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Promoting tourism safety in Costa Rica with 100s of newly certified raft guides and safety kayakers

By Shannon Farley The Costa Rica Sports Association for Adventure and Paddling, which represents the IRF in Costa Rica, has conducted a massive certification mission in the country to certify 178 raft guides and safety kayakers with…
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We are river family – meet Vedat Vural

In our final River Family interview for 2018, we meet Vedat Vural - a pioneer of rafting in Turkey. Before 1990, he worked as a mountain and expedition guide, always getting excited every time he saw rivers carving through the mountains…

We are river family – meet Graham “Fredi” Maifredi

If you haven't met Graham "Fredi" Maifredi, you're either brand new to rafting or been living under a rock for the past 25+ years. One of the biggest characters of our River Family, this week we meet the one and only (and let's face it…

We are river family – meet Kianoosh Mehrabi

Cast your mind back to 1985, now imagine the Persian Gulf, the seaside port of Bandar Abbas in southern Iran. Somewhere out there on the water is a young Kianoosh Mehrabi! For many years he'd watched videos of white water rafting and kayaking…