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Newsletter - October 2014
Extracting boats after wraps and pins
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 01:24 PM

R3 – Rescue for Riverrunners talks us through how to extract rafts or kayaks from a wrap or pin using mechanical advantages. Even the toughest of wraps can be solved when using the right equipment and methods.

NRS sells a waterproof Z-Drag Rescue Crib Sheet which is . . . → continue reading . . . Extracting boats after wraps and pins

Brazil leads the first day of the R4 Rafting World Championship
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 01:14 PM

Brazilian athletes feature strongly in the Sprint and Head to Head, both held today on Itaipu Channel, Foz do Iguaçu (PR)

On this first day of competition in the R4 Rafting World Championship 2014 in Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, there are 13 countries in . . . → continue reading . . . Brazil leads the first day of the R4 Rafting World Championship

R4 World Rafting Champs officially opens!
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 11:46 PM

The Opening Ceremony was held at the Itaipu Canal, the venue for the majority of the races.

All the teams bussed in from the town of Foz do Iguaçu, about a 20 minute ride. Last year’s hosts, New Zealand, and this year’s hosts, Brazil, are building . . . → continue reading . . . R4 World Rafting Champs officially opens!

R4 defending champions
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 08:24 PM

For the first time in Brasil we will have all 4 of our divisions competing in R4. 

So let’s look back at who will be the defending champions.

WRC 2010 at Dutch Water Dreams in the Netherlands

This was the first R4 World Rafting Champs ever held. It was also the first ever Youth event . . . → continue reading . . . R4 defending champions

Follow the WRC 2014 action!!!
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 04:50 AM

There are a number of places and ways you can follow what is happening at the World Rafting Champs 2014 in Foz do Iguaçu, Brasil:

NB!!! If you are posting to your Facebook page or Twitter – use #irfwrc – that way we can all enjoy each others’ posts.

. . . → continue reading . . . Follow the WRC 2014 action!!!

Booking a Rafting Trip
Posted: 05 Oct 2014 10:56 PM

Booking a rafting trip with the right company could make or break a great experience.

In this day and age we are always trying to make our money last a little longer.  There are some areas where saving a few extra dollars could cost you lots in the long run. Mark Hirst . . . → continue reading . . . Booking a Rafting Trip

Eat, drink, speak and be merry in Brazil
Posted: 30 Sep 2014 08:55 PM

We’ve talked about the music of Brasil, we’ve talked about the location of the competition. Now let’s talk a little bit about the food, drink and some phrases you may like to know.

What to eat in Brazil?

When you travel to a new country it is good to know what . . . → continue reading . . . Eat, drink, speak and be merry in Brazil

Nepal anyone?
Posted: 28 Sep 2014 11:28 PM

There is a great opportunity  for white water action in Nepal late November…. firstly there is the Himalayan White Water Festival and straight after that an opportunity to get your IRF Safety Kayaker & Trip Leader Assessments.

The Himalayan Whitewater Festival is fast becoming Asia’s largest whitewater festival. The 4th festival . . . → continue reading . . . Nepal anyone?

Argentina’s inspiring youth team
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 02:56 AM

Argentina is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with amazing natural areas, beautiful rivers and kind, hospitable people. From that country a young U19 men’s team will represent their country at the next “WRC R4″ in Brazil.

I chatted to them and learned where their love of this sport was . . . → continue reading . . . Argentina’s inspiring youth team

Other rafting development stories
Posted: 22 Sep 2014 08:36 PM

We did an article recently on Developing Rafting in your Region, here are some more stories ….

Did you know there is rafting in Mongolia?

Mongolia became a member of the IRF at the end of last year and this year saw them running their first rafting competition.

The event was . . . → continue reading . . . Other rafting development stories

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