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Newsletter - November 2014
The Importance of Good Safety Kayakers
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 10:11 PM

I am not or don’t pretend to be a great kayaker. I have run my fair share of scary stuff over the years. I have also had my fair share of swims and confidence meltdowns. What I do take pride in is the fact I know I am a solid safety kayaker when working on . . . → continue reading . . . The Importance of Good Safety Kayakers

Ladies of the Ottawa
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 12:09 AM

There have been a number of teams that have dominated their national champs for years and have been common sights at the WRC events. This year at the recent WRC in Brazil there were some new faces from Canada in the shape of the Ladies of the Ottawa River.

These girls attracted our attention . . . → continue reading . . . Ladies of the Ottawa

Rios Tropicales Wins Sustainable Tourism Award from Skål International
Posted: 16 Nov 2014 07:26 PM

Skål International announces Rios Tropicales, Costa Rica’s leading adventure company, as the winner of its 2014 Sustainable Tourism Award in the category of Tour Operators.

What began in 1985 as a simple dream to pursue a love of paddling, provide jobs for fellow Costa Ricans and support rainforest land protection developed into Rios . . . → continue reading . . . Rios Tropicales Wins Sustainable Tourism Award from Skål International

PRO Rafting Team Costa Rica
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 11:59 PM

When a team that is only assembled four months before the World Rafting Championships wins their national champs and then goes on to the World Champs in Brazil and wins third place in the slalom, beating defending champions Japan, it leaves you speechless and asking yourself what kind of extraordinary talent is working here?! We . . . → continue reading . . . PRO Rafting Team Costa Rica

Dates for events for 2015!!!
Posted: 05 Nov 2014 11:52 PM

Some great events coming up next year! Get planning so you can enjoy as many as possible.

If your event is not on here or needs correction let me know.

Provisional calendar so far –

February 28 – 1 Mar Costa Rica Nationals #1 – Río Balsa La Fortuna, San Carlos, Costa Rica C . . . → continue reading . . . Dates for events for 2015!!!
IRF guide certification scheme gets recognition in top tourism report
Posted: 05 Nov 2014 07:54 PM

The U.N. World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) have released their first Global Report on Adventure Tourism. 

“The ATTA worked with the UNWTO on this report to help educate the global leisure tourism industry on the core values of responsible tourism. The report allows all stakeholders in . . . → continue reading . . . IRF guide certification scheme gets recognition in top tourism report

Foot entrapment – self rescue
Posted: 04 Nov 2014 07:48 PM

This first video about foot entrapment from R3 – Rescue for Riverrunners talks to us about ways to avoid foot entrapment in the first place. 

Next is episode 10 which discusses assessment and the episode 11 – skills.

Rafting Team “Liman”
Posted: 01 Nov 2014 06:51 PM

We introduce to you the U23 national men’s team from Serbia – Rafting Team “Liman”.

The Eastern European country of Serbia has been a member of the International Rafting Federation (IRF) since 2006, and since the IRF established a Youth division in 2010 the young athletes in Serbia have been given the opportunity to . . . → continue reading . . . Rafting Team “Liman”

How to fit a PFD properly
Posted: 27 Oct 2014 07:37 PM

Palm – gear for paddlers, has put this great video together showing how to ensure you have put on yours and other’s PFDs properly.

A three step guide:

1 Undo all straps, zips and buckles. 2 Put on the PFD, and fasten the zips and buckles. 3 Tighten straps, working upwards from the . . . → continue reading . . . How to fit a PFD properly

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