The IRF Euro Cup 2019 series winners are….

The final Euro Cup Series events took place earlier this month, and with that the 2019 series has drawn to a close and the Euro Cup champions can be declared! The EC R4 was very popular this year with a total of 108 teams taking part in a total of 5 events. Raft Club Hodonin

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Busy second half of the year for the IRF

With our two major events already done and dusted teams are relaxing and enjoying some of the other events on our race calendar, plus there are quite a large number of national selections happening. And there are plenty of guide assessments happening. This Sunday sees the start of the Pre-Worlds in Ziyuan, China. An incredible

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We are river family – meet R.E.D.

This week we meet R.E.D. (Retired, Extremely Dangerous), the GB1 Masters Men team hoping to make their mark at their first IRF World Rafting Championship. The team came together to compete in the British Rafting selections in March 2016 as Lee Valley Paddlesports Club Masters Men. They didn’t make GB status that time so trained hard and

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WRC 2017 – GB Open Womens Team aiming for more medals

Being crowned World Champions at the R4 WRC in Al Ain last year certainly adds pressure to the head game. These women have come through adversity this year (broken collar bone to name but one of the injuries) and found themselves fighting fit and ready to give it their all in Japan. This medal winning

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Golden day for Russia in Open and Masters

The sunshine highlighted the beauty of the area where the Mtkvari races were being held. The day would see the European Open and Masters teams pitted against each other. First would be the Sprint which is a hard dash over a short distance. Based on those times the teams would race each other in a

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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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GB Open Men ready to build on ERC success

The GBR Mens Rafting Team has a prolific history of athletes and is well respected on the European and World stages. The Team is made up of a group of passionate individuals, sharing their love for the sport, full dedication to training and desire to gain medals in the process. The squad has been based

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GBR Master Men 2015

We wrote about these guys before they went to 2013 WRC in NZ and then again before the 2014 ERC in Slovakia, and here we are again chatting to Richard Procter before they head off to the WRC in Indonesia. I was lucky enough to meet with them this year and look forward to seeing them again. Those

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GB R4 Masters White Water Rafting Squad

These guys had their first major challenge in New Zealand as the R6 team at the 2013 WRC  and now are preparing for the R4 challenges of Slovakia at the Euro Champs. There is over 80 years of collective white water rafting, kayaking and canoeing experience in this team. The squad consists of six males,

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