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Newsletter - February 2014
World Rafting Champs – Brasil!
Posted: 26 Feb 2014 09:08 PM

The first information letter is available!

In this letter you can find:

Details about when and how to book training sessions before the event. Entry fee and what it includes Deadline dates for entries Provisional competition schedule Accommodation, meal and transport options Information about the City of Foz de Iguaçu, airports, etc. Information about . . . → continue reading . . . World Rafting Champs – Brasil!
Euro Champs – all details available
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 12:47 AM

R6 Euro Champs – Bosnia and Herzegovina

21 – 25 May 2014 Vrbas River, Banja Luka Full details and Information letters with details you need to know to plan your teams’ trip to the event and to register.

R4 Euro Champs – Slovakia 

17 – 20 July 2014 Location: Areál Divoká . . . → continue reading . . . Euro Champs – all details available
Updated racing calendar for 2014
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 08:12 PM

2014 International Rafting Federation Schedule

Let us know if your event is still not on this calendar

Jan 31 Cardiff Series#2 Cardiff, Great Britain C Link   Feb 28 Cardiff Series #3 Cardiff, Great Britain C Link 28 Feb – 2 Mar NZ R4 Nationals/Buller Festival Murchison, New Zealand C Link . . . → continue reading . . . Updated racing calendar for 2014
Teams – get your names known!
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 06:06 PM

OK, folks, this year we have three major championships – two European and one Worlds. A lot of teams will be taking part in all these events!

You know that we write stories about those who are going to these events – so this is your chance to get an article about your team . . . → continue reading . . . Teams – get your names known!

Let’s learn to Samba!
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 12:30 AM

This year many of us will have the privilege  of travelling to Brasil, the home of the samba! With our R4 World Rafting Champs happening there we should be learning about this typical Brasilian dance.

“Samba is a Brazilian dance and musical genre originating in BahiaBrazil, and with its roots in  . . . → continue reading . . . Let’s learn to Samba!

Looking for hosts for the 2016 R4 World Rafting Champs!!!
Posted: 10 Feb 2014 10:44 PM

2016 is an R4 World Rafting Champs year – meaning 4-man rafts and so ideal for artificial courses.

This year, 2014, is also an R4 WRC and we will be competing on the artificial course in Foz de Iguaçu in Brasil!

With so many courses around the world there must be some great locations out there.

. . . → continue reading . . . Looking for hosts for the 2016 R4 World Rafting Champs!!!
Guide courses coming up!
Posted: 09 Feb 2014 05:44 PM

With the Northern Hemisphere season starting in a few months, companies and guides are already thinking about getting themselves properly certified on the IRF Guide Training & Education Scheme. 

So far we have workshops on offer in Nepal, BiH, Finland, India and France:

23 – 25 Feb: Raft Guide and Safety Kayaker Workshop. Bhote Koshi, . . . → continue reading . . . Guide courses coming up!
R4 and R6 in Europe – it’s complicated!
Posted: 06 Feb 2014 05:52 PM

There are two Euro Champs this year – R4 and R6. In previous years there has been only one with both R4 and R6 together. But with the new divisions of U19, U23 and Masters this would have meant that each country could send 32 teams to the Euro Champs (4 divisions x men . . . → continue reading . . . R4 and R6 in Europe – it’s complicated!

ORT – extreme rafters pushing the limits
Posted: 05 Feb 2014 07:50 PM

The Oregon Rafting Team (ORT) of the USA is a unique team and they are much more than just a competitive team.

They also engage in volunteer work which includes river cleanups, search and rescue missions, as well as coordinating events. Their trademark has become shooting waterfalls and their adventures takes our breath away. Many admire them . . . → continue reading . . . ORT – extreme rafters pushing the limits

IRF President selected as member of WPA Academy
Posted: 03 Feb 2014 11:19 PM

Our President, Joe Willie Jones, has recently been honoured by being selected as a member of the Academy of the World Paddle Awards (WPA).

He’ll be working with a group of some of the greatest living legends in paddlesports, to vote for the ‘best of the best’ around the globe in . . . → continue reading . . . IRF President selected as member of WPA Academy

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