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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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Race Rules

2020 IRF Race Rules now available in Serbian

The 2020 edition of the IRF Race Rules is now available in Serbian. Thanks to Jasmina Marčok for the invaluable assistance in translations and review. 2020 IRF Race Rules in Serbian 2020 IRF Race Rules in Serbian (track changes from 2019 version) Having the race rules translated into multiple languages allows us all to share

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IRF

The Coronavirus and WRC 2020 (Update 1)

The following was issued to all national federation contacts on the 30 January 2020. Read the official correspondence to national federations here. The IRF has been working hard to prepare for our flagship competition, the 2020 R4 World Rafting Championship, scheduled to be held 22-30 August on the Wu Pai River in Ziyuan County, Guang

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Racing

River Vrbas draws us back for WRC 2021!

Breaking the mould and proving that raft racing is an enthralling and vibrant sport, the river Vrbas invited teams from across the globe to take part in the 2009 IRF World Rafting Championships. An event which saw racing take place over two rivers in two neighbouring countries and with the most exciting slalom spectacle under

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Guide / Safety

Expanding the IRF River Family in Bhutan

By Zachary Collier The rivers of Bhutan were first explored by groups of international kayakers in the late 1990s. They discovered some phenomenal runs for both rafts and kayaks ranging from Class I to V+. In the 2000s these explorers brought groups of kayakers to Bhutan for the first commercial whitewater trips. Bhutan’s first local

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Development

Global recognition of the International Rafting Federation

At the International Rafting Federation Congress in Miyoshi City, Japan in 2017, our national rafting federation members voted unanimously that the IRF should continue to pursue its dream of taking rafting to the Olympic Games.  In pursuit of this dream, the Congress also agreed that the IRF must finalise the work needed to apply for

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Racing

#AreYouReady to race in Futaleufú?

Five months today, top teams from around the globe will start official training on the Futaleufú. Will your team be one of them? Twenty years ago the International Rafting Federation was a young and developing global sports federation. The third Camel White Water Challenge took place on the Futaleufú river with teams from across the

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Racing

Ziyuan is ready to welcome athletes one year from now

One year from today, the International Rafting Federation and the peoples of Ziyuan will welcome over 600 athletes, support crew, and officials along with countless spectators to the white water of the WuPai River. The countdown is on! From 22 August 2020, the world’s best rafting athletes will meet in Ziyuan, China to compete in

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