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Newsletter - September 2015
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RIP Fernanda
Posted: 17 Sep 2015 11:31 PM

On Sunday, 13 September, we received the sad news that Fernanda Caroline Cardias, a competitor in the Brazilian U23 and Open Women’s rafting team, died after major surgery to remove a tumour which was diagnosed only a few days before when she suddenly fainted. She was only 19.

Fernanda was a . . . → continue reading . . . RIP Fernanda

“Pushing Rubber Downhill” by Adam Piggott
Posted: 16 Sep 2015 09:08 PM

It is a great pleasure when a riverguide replaces paddle with pen for a moment and share with us his rich experiences which he gained on different continents doing this job. We love these books and so we are pleased to present this one.

If you look at the back cover of the . . . → continue reading . . . “Pushing Rubber Downhill” by Adam Piggott

Dajak team to fly BiH flag at WRC
Posted: 14 Sep 2015 08:52 PM

(Intervju na Srpski jezik)

Before the start of WRC R6 New Zealand 2013 we introduced you to the BIH Open Men’s team. This year the boys have qualified to go to WRC R6 Indonesia 2015 and we will have a quick word with them again to see what’s . . . → continue reading . . . Dajak team to fly BiH flag at WRC

Advertise on the IRF website and newsletter!
Posted: 13 Sep 2015 11:12 PM

If you want to reach rafters then the IRF website is the place to advertise!

With 50 plus country’s rafting organisations following our activities and nearly 20,000 people following us on Facebook we have a far and wide reach across the world.

Adverts can be placed on our website in the rolling . . . → continue reading . . . Advertise on the IRF website and newsletter!

WRC R6 2015 – Australian Open Men’s team
Posted: 10 Sep 2015 09:48 PM

Kris Kingston, Dave Berry, Brenton Morehead, Kye Berry, Denniss Fay,  Tarrent Green and Wagner Torress  will be defending the colours of Australia in their neighbouring Indonesia this year at the 2015 IRF World Rafting Champs.

With the aim to make you better acquainted with the teams that are coming to the WRC R6 2015 we contacted Kris Kingston, captain . . . → continue reading . . . WRC R6 2015 – Australian Open Men’s team

Final overall results of R6 Euro Cup 2015
Posted: 09 Sep 2015 11:07 PM

A fantastic number of 58 teams took part in the R6 EC competition this year. This was 41 men’s and 17 women’s teams. Four R6 Euro Cups were held (Bulgaria, Serbia, Italy and Czech). Sadly three were cancelled: Slovenia due to high water, France and . . . → continue reading . . . Final overall results of R6 Euro Cup 2015

A view of WRC R6 Indonesia 
Posted: 08 Sep 2015 02:34 AM
We’re going to bring you some articles about Indonesia, to get you into the right frame of mind for the WRC which is being held there at the end of November. First we’ll deal with the river and the environment, and next time it will be what to . . . → continue reading . . . A view of WRC R6 Indonesia 

Rafting for People with Disabilities in Iran
Posted: 07 Sep 2015 12:07 AM

“Believe us… We are ABLE to Enjoy Wet Adventure”

On Monday 29 June 2015, one of my lifetime dreams came true… “Rafting for People with Disabilities”…

For a long time I have been thinking that people with disabilities are able to participate and enjoy adventure activities. A disability cannot stop them from enjoying nature . . . → continue reading . . . Rafting for People with Disabilities in Iran

The rumble in the Thai jungle
Posted: 01 Sep 2015 09:58 PM

As I took my seat on  Finnair flight from Helsinki bound for Bangkok, Thailand I had to take a reality check to see if this was really happening. In the matter of two short weeks and a few emails I was heading to Thailand to run the first ever IRF workshop deep in the jungle . . . → continue reading . . . The rumble in the Thai jungle

Revamped “Mistral” women’s team
Posted: 31 Aug 2015 08:51 PM

So there is fresh blood flowing through this team. Rumours of changes reached us so we thought we’d go and find out what was happening and who we’d be seeing in Indonesia because this team will be there!

We first introduced Mistral some time ago, and then caught up with them . . . → continue reading . . . Revamped “Mistral” women’s team

Quick Links
WRC 2015 Indonesia
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