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Paddling, pomp and pandas in Hongkou, Sichuan

Immediately following the IRF 2019 Ziyuan (Pre-Worlds) World Cup, 20 competitors from Russia, Chile, Germany, Netherlands and Great Britain headed over to HongKou in Sichuan province, China. These competitors were in for a treat like no other… paddling, pomp and pandas! Organisers left nothing to spare at this event with 31 teams competing in the

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Wet and wild WuPai ready for the IRF World Rafting Championships 2020

The very successful and historic IRF Pre-Worlds 2019 have drawn to a successful close with 31 teams from 16 nations competing on the majestic Wu Pai River in Ziyuan County in southern China. Teams from across the globe came together to test the waters, the systems and the race officials in preparation for next year’s

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IRF proud signatory to UNFCCC Sports for Climate Action initiative

We are proud to announce the International Rafting Federation have joined the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Sports for Climate Action initiative as a signatory to the Sports for Climate Action Framework. The Sports for Climate Action initiative calls on sporting organisations to acknowledge the contribution of the sports sector to climate

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No adverse anti doping results WRC 2019
Anti Doping

No adverse anti doping results WRC 2019

The tests, done at the end of the Downriver by the Australian Anti-doping Agency, all went smoothly and quickly. The results have come in and no adverse findings were made! Thanks to all the athletes keeping our sport clean.

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A short farewell to the Vrbas’ whitewater

The 2019 IRF European Rafting Championship is now over with friends old and new sharing our love of the river and our sport together as one river family. Together we make rafting sport the engaging, exciting and accessible sport that it is. Regular podium winners were joined from other nations this year and we have

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Short stories from WRC 2019

The 2019 World Rafting Champs on the Tully River in Australia finished more than a month ago. Looking back at the event there are some lovely stories that have come to light. Teams often say the best thing about rafting is the camaraderie between the teams despite competing against each other. The U23 Women’s Downriver

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