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Newsletter - June 2015
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Big thank you to Alex and BiH!
Posted: 17 Jun 2015 12:03 AM

The IRF would like to thank Alex, the Kayak, Canoe and Rafting Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Goran Lolic and his team of Judges and the entire R6 ERC organising crew for putting on an excellent IRF R6 Euro Rafting Championship.

The event ran very efficiently and from the competitors perspective it was a . . . → continue reading . . . Big thank you to Alex and BiH!

WRC 2015 – Full Information
Posted: 09 Jun 2015 06:48 PM

Here is the information you have all been waiting for – the full details so you can plan your trip to the 2015 World Rafting Champs in Indonesia later this year!

Download WRC 2015 Information pdf (over 5MB) Download WRC 2015 Registration Form

In this information pdf you will find the schedule, details of where . . . → continue reading . . . WRC 2015 – Full Information

Open Letter from Russian Team to all Women’s Masters Teams
Posted: 09 Jun 2015 03:11 AM

Dear Women Master Rafters

At the recently completed 2015 Euro Rafting Champs in BiH, after travelling 7000kms, we were faced with the unpleasant fact that we were the ONLY Open Women’s Masters team! It would have been stupid to withdraw from the competition so we competed in the men’s category.

. . . → continue reading . . . Open Letter from Russian Team to all Women’s Masters Teams

Using Crowdfunding for teams and events
Posted: 02 Jun 2015 09:34 PM

Crowdfunding (what is crowdfunding) has already been successfully used by some teams to get to World Rafting Champs in the past. As we know, finding sponsorship is extremely hard these days, so maybe this is a better way to find that elusive funding you need?

There are some crowdfunding sites that are aimed . . . → continue reading . . . Using Crowdfunding for teams and events

China R2 2015 – Stop 1 is Yichang
Posted: 01 Jun 2015 01:31 AM

As in the past few years, this year will once again see the unusual competition of the R2 in China. R2 races are not common in the IRF. 

This year there will be two races: Stop 1 – Yichang City and Stop 2 – Dujiangyan City. Teams from all over the world are signing . . . → continue reading . . . China R2 2015 – Stop 1 is Yichang

What’s coming up next?
Posted: 01 Jun 2015 12:04 AM

2 – 15 July is the first ever International Youth Training Camp in Russia. The Russian Rafting Federation is launching this amazing initiative and is a must for all youth paddlers who want to take their paddling to the next level. More info.


We’ve just finished the second biggest event on our . . . → continue reading . . . What’s coming up next?

ERC 2015 Photos, Videos and Results
Posted: 29 May 2015 01:32 AM

Euro Champs – conclusion
Posted: 28 May 2015 01:11 AM

What a relief when the third day of competition started with sunshine. This third day was reserved for Slalom. The teams had the morning off as the Slalom was to be late afternoon/ evening under lights! So enough time to rest and prepare for this physically and technically difficult discipline.

There were 14 gates, . . . → continue reading . . . Euro Champs – conclusion

Euro Champs – report 1
Posted: 27 May 2015 10:14 PM

ERC R6 2015 is behind us. It was a fantastic week dotted with sun, rain, joy, disappointment, successes, training, surprises, competitions, parties and more.

16 countries and 51 teams competed in the U19, U23, Masters and Open divisions. Slightly disappointing was the decrease in the number of women’s teams this year.

Some . . . → continue reading . . . Euro Champs – report 1

Russia win 8 medals on day 1 and more on day 2 …
Posted: 22 May 2015 04:26 AM

The first day of the Euro Rafting Champs saw the U19, U23 and Masters teams competing in Sprint and Head 2 Head.

The Sprint and Head to Head course makes for great photos and videos as the rafts have to go through two big wave hits and down into some strongly swirling water that can . . . → continue reading . . . Russia win 8 medals on day 1 and more on day 2 …

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