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Newsletter - May 2016
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Upcoming events!
Posted: 12 May 2016 09:01 PM
Euro Rafting Champs starts this Monday, 16 May, in Slovenia. Keep an eye on our website and the ERC Facebook page for results, updates, photos, videos and more!

Other events coming up in May:

Shortly after that, from the 25 to 29 May is the first ever EC R6 . . . → continue reading . . . Upcoming events!

Whitewater Rescue Challenge 2016: Day 2
Posted: 10 May 2016 11:34 PM

If we thought that the first day of the White Water Rescue Challenge (WWRC) was cold, we were quickly corrected as Day 2 dawned with the icy, snowy conditions.

With so many competitors knowing what a good challenge the first day was, it was expected that no one would give up . . . → continue reading . . . Whitewater Rescue Challenge 2016: Day 2

Whitewater Rescue Challenge 2016: Day 1
Posted: 05 May 2016 12:45 AM

This is the first time we have had someone attending the  Whitewater Rescue Challenge (WWRC) so as to report back to us from this fantastic competition. The location of the challenge is the same as the course for the EC R4 Wildalpen, and the organizers are Gaspar Goncz . . . → continue reading . . . Whitewater Rescue Challenge 2016: Day 1

Team Sparta from Kazakhstan
Posted: 03 May 2016 09:21 PM

The team of six regular guys who loved extreme sports and leisure was formed in June 2014. None of us realised it was the start of something that would go on so long and that it would become the passion of our lives!

After the first raft trip on the rivers . . . → continue reading . . . Team Sparta from Kazakhstan

Haraz Rafting Festival – Iran
Posted: 01 May 2016 10:37 PM

The Iran Rafting Association is launching a great initiative in the form of a Rafting Festival. The festival will be held from the 17 to 22 May on the Haraz River in the Mazandaran Province.

The main aims of the Festival are:

To promote River Ecotourism and Safe and Standard Recreational Rafting in Iran . . . → continue reading . . . Haraz Rafting Festival – Iran


International Rivers – an organisation well worth being friends with!
Posted: 28 Apr 2016 10:31 PM

Since 1985, International Rivers has been at the heart of the global struggle to protect rivers and the rights of communities that depend on them. As they are the leader in the fight for the preservation of rivers, we will be doing a three part introduction to them. They are a vital organisation . . . → continue reading . . . International Rivers – an organisation well worth being friends with!

World and Euro Cup Wildalpen 2016!
Posted: 25 Apr 2016 09:54 PM

I had the pleasure of once again attending the EC R4 in Wildalpen, Austria, on the Salza River. This year the event was also a World Cup Series event as well. Wildalpen hosted 30 teams in the men’s and 13 in the women’s competition, as well as 3 teams in the U19 men’s category,. . . . → continue reading . . . World and Euro Cup Wildalpen 2016!

WRC 2016 – first information letter!!!
Posted: 18 Apr 2016 09:15 PM

It’s time to get planning for World Rafting Champs 2016!

The information for the 2016 World Rafting Champs in the UAE at the end of October is now available.

WRC 2016 Info 1

Here’s a video of rafting on the course to whet your appetites:

. . . → continue reading . . . WRC 2016 – first information letter!!!


Race Rules updates
Posted: 17 Apr 2016 09:46 PM

The updated IRF Race Rules are now available and in effect.

Race Rules – March 2016 Race Rules – with March 2016 track changes – see all the changes here Race Rules Safety Document – Jan 2016

Once a year the IRF S&C Com discusses all reasonable proposals received . . . → continue reading . . . Race Rules updates

Raising the bar in the Himalayas
Posted: 14 Apr 2016 10:11 PM
By Mark Hirst As many of us witnessed the disaster caused by the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, my thoughts turned to how I could personally help towards the long term rebuilding process.

I have had the honour of travelling to Nepal for kayaking and rafting based trips since 1998. Since 2013 I have also run a series of IRF guide . . . → continue reading . . . Raising the bar in the Himalayas

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