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We are river family – meet Team Costa Rica Masters Women

If you thought getting your team together was tough for training, try getting everyone together when it’s not just one side of the country to the other but from three countries! This week we meet the team from Costa Rica looking to bring home medals at this year’s IRF World Rafting Championship in Tully, Australia. Those

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Exchanging rifles for paddles: Ticos and ex-guerillas of the FARC

A Costa Rican rafting mission led by the company Rios Tropicales and the United Nations traveled to Colombia to meet with a group of ex-guerrillas from the FARC. Teaching them to tame the rapids of the Pato River, in complete peace, was the reason for the singular adventure. By Alexánder Sánchez It’s a quiet and

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Racing

Are you visa ready for Australia?

Travelling to Australia to compete in the IRF World Rafting Championship this May? Have you checked your visa requirements yet? Most European countries and Commonwealth countries don’t need a letter from the organiser and can apply for a simple tourist visa before travelling. For those needing a visa letter, the event organisers can assist in

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Racing

IRF World Rafting Championship – what’s in it for me?

As the deadlines for entering into the 2019 World Rafting Champs in Australia are drawing near we bring you some details you need to know. Team Entry deadlines! 15th February 2019 – for any teams who require an invoice to to pay the entry fee. Registration form AND invoice details must be in by this date 1st March

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Teams

We are river family – meet Team Russia Open Women

Training as a team in a country with eleven contiguous time zones is no easy feat. The current Russian Open Women’s team is spread across the country meaning meeting to train involves travelling by train for 4 or 5 days or up to a 6 hour flight. With such distances between them, training sessions involve meticulous

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Teams

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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No adverse anti doping results at WRC 2018
Anti Doping

No adverse anti doping results at WRC 2018

The IRF is pleased to announce that the results from the anti-doping tests done at the IRF’s 2018 World Rafting Champs in Argentina showed no adverse results. Thanks go to all the athlete’s for keeping our sport clean of doping.

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Teams

We are river family – meet The River Face

One of the first teams to register for the IRF World Rafting Championship in Tully, Australia this coming May, River Face have been growing strength on strength each year with an impressive medal tally of Bronze (Sprint), Silver (Head-to-Head), Gold (Downriver) and Overall Silver at last year’s Championship in Argentina. So do you want to know

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Racing

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 team get their name known on the IRF European and World

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