We are river family – meet Lucas da Silva

A face familiar to all on the raft race circuit, this week we meet Lucas hailing from Brotas, Brazil – winner of many IRF World Rafting Championship medals. Lucas started rafting in 1999 at Empresa Vaca Nautica, in the city of Brotas-SP, through an invitation from a friend to do guide training. After three months of

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A new breeze blows through the WRC

Yes, we didn’t feel that breeze at plus forty in the desert of UAE, but that freshness and the change of generations is visible on the podium of the 2016 World Rafting Championship. Our wonderful WRC gathering is behind us, and we are full of impressions, as always. There is no doubt that one of the

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WRC 2016 draws to a close with the Downriver races

The morning started with a pleasant temperature which the U23 men were rather pleased about. They had 5 laps of the course to do and lower temperatures would make it more manageable. Russia took the lead from the start and kept stretching it. Brazil and Czech maintained their seconds and thirds respectively. Slovenia, who were

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Open Slalom and Downriver U19 and U23 Women

What a day of racing! The Open teams had a challenging Slalom course, which, once again, some loved and some hated. Gate 13 proved unlucky for many. The course was designed to be a challenge even for the top teams, not just a speed test, but a river reading skills test – we are a

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Organizers & spectators alike laud high level of competition

  Germany, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Brazil, and New Zealand dominated the slalom races held today as part of the ongoing 2016 World Rafting Championship running until November 5, 2015 at Wadi Adventure in Al Ain. The races ran from 8am until 1:30pm and pitted all 85 participating teams from 28 countries in the Under-19,

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Home nation, UAE, cheers on their debuting National Rafting Team

Brazil, Russia, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Norway & Japan top in World Rafting Championship opener in Wadi Adventure  UAE, November 2, 2016 – In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Muhammad bin Khalifa bin Sultan bin Shakhbout Al Nahyan, the first-ever UAE edition of the World Rafting Championship (WRC) went off to a great start

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Czech Open Men’s team, Hiko, coming to UAE

HIKO is a team with whom we have already worked (European R4 heavy machinery, HIKO rafting team), and they are generally well known, so we will skip the introductory part and move on to questions. Ales, let’s start with your impressions from China, where you won first place. What composition was the team there and

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Hungary, flat water specialists seeking white water

In Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, at the World Rafting Championship, Hungary will be represented by two teams, both in the women’s categories. The one is Masters Women, and the other is, this team in the Open Women. This is the strongest womne’s category in this sport, so there is a very difficult taks in

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