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Newsletter - May 2014
Member Fee Reminder
Posted: 17 Jun 2014 10:25 PM

A reminder that fees for membership to the IRF for 2014 are as follows:


Established Member = $500 per year for 2014 and 2015,


Ordinary Member = World Rafting Championships: Open teams = $200 per team U19, U23 and Masters = $100 per team Continental Rafting Championships: Open teams = $100 per team . . . → continue reading . . . Member Fee Reminder
World Rafting Day, July 12th, 2014
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 02:11 AM

The IRF came to the decision that the World Rafting Day should be celebrated each year on the second Saturday in the month of July. This year, that date is July 12th, and we wish for it to be acknowledged on all rivers that participate in rafting.

Celebrating World Rafting Day can be done . . . → continue reading . . . World Rafting Day, July 12th, 2014

What’s coming up?
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 12:36 AM

Guide courses and assessments coming up:

There is a guide training program. happening right now in Turkey with IRF instructor Vedat Vural. Details From the 28 – 30 June there is a Guide & Trip Leader Workshop in Durance, France. Details 1 and 2 July is a Guide and Trip Leader workshop for Class . . . → continue reading . . . What’s coming up?
International teams heading to China
Posted: 10 Jun 2014 03:44 AM

This raft race in China is one of the most unusual competitions on the IRF calendar. Held annually, it is an R2 event and only a select 5 to 6 teams from around the world are invited. To participate, i.e.. to be selected from the rafters from around the world to compete, is a real . . . → continue reading . . . International teams heading to China

Euro Cup on Vrbas at the end of June!
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 09:08 PM

Euro Cup Vrbas, which was postponed due to flood destruction, will now be held on the last weekend of this month. Full details

This event will not only give recognition to Branka Stulic who lost her life rafting in 2010, but will also be focusing on giving recognition to all the teams and rafters . . . → continue reading . . . Euro Cup on Vrbas at the end of June!

Floods hit Altay in Russia!
Posted: 04 Jun 2014 01:41 AM

“This year is surprisingly rich with natural calamities!” says Oleg Grigoriev of the Russian Rafting Federation. “The Altay region is now suffering the most severe floods since 1969. Many towns along the lower Katun River are covered with water.

The biggest city of the region,  Biisk, has become like Venice and a . . . → continue reading . . . Floods hit Altay in Russia!

R6 Euro Champs to be held in 2015
Posted: 01 Jun 2014 09:32 PM

The R6 Euro Champs were recently cancelled due to severe flooding in Bosnia. It was supposed to take place from the 20th to the 25th of May but 3 months worth of rain fell in a few days causing the most severe floods ever recorded in the region.

Rafters found themselves on huge rescuing . . . → continue reading . . . R6 Euro Champs to be held in 2015

WRC 2014 dates
Posted: 29 May 2014 05:56 AM

We know that a lot of people are anxiously waiting to find out what will be the new dates for the 2014 WRC R4, so here is the latest:

The CBCa has proposed a schedule of October 8 – 19, 2014, and the IRF has agreed to this proposal. They are unable to make . . . → continue reading . . . WRC 2014 dates

Euro Cup Serbia rescheduled for 6 to 8 June
Posted: 28 May 2014 02:39 AM

Dear rafting friends,

Due to the floods that happened and the emergency situation in Serbia, we had to unfortunately postpone Euro Cup Nis in Serbia. With great effort we have managed to set a new date and organize everything.

The Euro Cup 2014 will be held from June 6th to 8th. All the conditions are . . . → continue reading . . . Euro Cup Serbia rescheduled for 6 to 8 June

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