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Race Rules

#AreYouReady to race? Updated Race Rules for 2019

Following several months of discussion and voting on proposed improvement to the race rules, the updated IRF Race Rules are now published. The amended rules take effect from 01st March 2019. Changes were proposed by your Athletes Committee, Sports & Competition Committee, Judges Committee, IRF Board of Directors and now been voted on by the

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Teams

We are river family – meet Team New Zealand Open Women

With the IRF’s World Rafting Championship 2019 being held in May this year, it means for the first time in 20 years (in fact… ever!), New Zealand teams get to train in summer months! This is something the New Zealand Open Women are relishing! This group of ladies love to spend their time playing on the beautiful

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Development

Growing the rafting family in Argentina

Our river family is growing with great news from the welcoming and beautiful community of Villa Pehuenia and Moquehue in Neuquén, Argentina where we held last year’s IRF World Rafting Championship. The event created a buzz in the community and has grown into a demand for learning how to raft. Stepping up to the challenge

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Racing

#AreYouReady to race on the legendary Futaleufú River?

It gives us great pleasure to officially announce that in March 2020 the IRF will once again pack our bags and travel to the legendary whitewater of Chile’s Futaleufú river to host an historic 20th anniversary rafting event –  the 2020 IRF Invitational World Rafting Cup! In 2000, the IRF organised the historic Camel White

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Teams

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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Development

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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