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Newsletter - August 2014
European R4 heavy machinery – “Hiko” Rafting Team
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 03:24 PM

This team from the Czech Republic has awesome previous results and is proving very hard for any other teams to get anywhere near let alone surpass. We bring you the 2014 R4 European Champions!

The names of the big four are: Jan Havlíček, Ondřej Pinkava, Jan Šťastný, Aleš Daněk and for downriver . . . → continue reading . . . European R4 heavy machinery – “Hiko” Rafting Team

Austria now using the IRF GT&E Scheme
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 10:03 PM

The IRF Guide Training & Education (GT&E) Scheme has recently been adopted into Austrian law which will make it compulsory from next season for all river guides in Austria to be IRF certified if they wish to guide there.

The change came about as Austria looked at updating their 20 year old guide . . . → continue reading . . . Austria now using the IRF GT&E Scheme

Safety Talks – getting it right!
Posted: 14 Aug 2014 11:52 PM

Mark Hirst, an IRF GT&E Instructor, has written a great article about how to deliver good Safety Talks at a start of a river trip – here is what he has to say:

Over the years I have had the opportunity to witness some professional, motivating raft safety talks and unfortunately some painfully . . . → continue reading . . . Safety Talks – getting it right!

Bids for World Rafting Champs 2017
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 10:47 PM

Are you interested in bidding for the IRF’s 2017 World Rafting Champs?

It’s R6 that year (meaning 6-man rafts) so a great way to show off your awesome rivers, rafting and country as well as giving your teams a home advantage.

Bids need to be in by the end of this year (31st Dec).

. . . → continue reading . . . Bids for World Rafting Champs 2017
Guide workshops in Canada, India, Spain and Nepal!
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 01:03 AM

What a great selection of places to go to do your IRF certification assessment! Canada (Quebec), India, Spain and Nepal!

2-4. Sept: Certification Workshop Canada – Quebec, Jacque-Cartier river. Instructor: Gaspar Goncz 8 – 10 Sept: Safety craft course (kayak), Zanskar River, Ladakh, India. Instructor: Mark Hirst. Host: Wet n Wild Explorations. Contact 11 – 13 Sept: Guide & trip . . . → continue reading . . . Guide workshops in Canada, India, Spain and Nepal!
So who is Nada?
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 12:32 AM

Many of you may have been getting emails from someone called “Nada” and wondering who she is, especially as she asks so many questions! So we thought we’d turn the tables and interview HER for a change! So lets get you all familiar with her -

Team Serbia Women at WRC 2010

Nada . . . → continue reading . . . So who is Nada?

New Women’s European R4 Champions – Mistral, Slovakia
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 12:47 AM

Winning Gold at 2014 R4 Euro Champs

We are all already familiar with this team who have been at the top of the rafting honours for over 10 years now and have just swept up the title of R4 Euro Champions in the Open Women’s category. We’re talking about the well-known team – . . . → continue reading . . . New Women’s European R4 Champions – Mistral, Slovakia

Extraordinary Congress in October
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 10:08 PM

An Extraordinary Congress has been called by the IRF BOD so as to discuss any issues that have arisen since the last Congress in November last year.The Extraordinary Congress will be held during the WRC in Brasil. The exact date will be confirmed shortly but the provisional date is the . . . → continue reading . . . Extraordinary Congress in October

WRC Brasil – Info letter #2
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 09:05 PM

Here is the latest information from Brasil - Information letter #2 - with regards to the 2014 World Rafting Champs being held there.

Remember – teams must register by the 31st August – only 3 weeks away! You need to email Brasil team admin to get your password so you can do the  . . . → continue reading . . . WRC Brasil – Info letter #2

IRF Race Judges Course – Brasil
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 10:35 PM

There will be an IRF Judges’ course during the WRC in Brasil for all those who wish to become certified IRF Race Judges. The details are:

Dates: first meeting is 2pm on the 7th Oct. Assistant Judges – finish after Downriver on 12th Oct. General Judges – finish after Downriver on the 19 Oct

. . . → continue reading . . . IRF Race Judges Course – Brasil
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