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Newsletter - September 2014
Throwbags – some are better than others!
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 09:12 PM

Mark Hirst – IRF Instructor – recently wrote this article about throw bags and would like to share it:

“For those of you who know me personally you may be aware of my love for great kit. Especially well thought-out, well designed kit.  Having attended an IRF instructor . . . → continue reading . . . Throwbags – some are better than others!

Forward Motion in action again
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 02:16 AM

Two years ago I wrote about the Dutch team “Forward Motion” and their uniqueness in having a mixed team. It still hasn’t changed. We chat to them again about their upcoming plans.

Jenita, your participation at the 2012 Youth World Rafting Champs in Czech was one of the reasons I chatted to you last . . . → continue reading . . . Forward Motion in action again

Photo memories from World Championships …
Posted: 16 Sep 2014 03:12 PM

One of the official photographers at the 2013 World Rafting Champs in New Zealand - Garrick Cameron – has put together a coffee table book – 127 pages of beautiful photos!

If you think this is a good idea – email us and let us know and we’ll look into doing it for . . . → continue reading . . . Photo memories from World Championships …

Guide course and assessment in Croatia!
Posted: 11 Sep 2014 02:57 AM

Here’s a great opportunity to do a guide course and get IRF certified on a lovely river.

Location: Croatia, Omiš, Cetina River (class II-III)

Dates: 23 – 28  September 2014. (Tuesday evening – Sunday)

Languages: Croatian, English

Full details

Races to attend!!!
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 10:53 PM

So what races are coming up for us to start planning to attend?

Euro Cup Augsburg!

25 – 26 October, the last Euro Cup event of the year. Contact Peter to find out the details.

Pre-worlds event – Indonesia!

This is a great opportunity to see the location and river where the 2015 . . . → continue reading . . . Races to attend!!!
Every drop counts!
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 08:21 PM

If you use the rivers for your fun and sport and yet on the other hand you do not take care to conserve and not to pollute water – that would be hypocritical.

Are we doing everything to keep our waters clean and safe, are we always acting responsibly? This is not just about our . . . → continue reading . . . Every drop counts!

Foz do Iguaçu, Brasil
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 01:28 AM

Brazil is in the South American continent, popularly known as Latin America, and with a population of over 200 million people it is the fifth largest country in the world. The capital city is Brasilia and largest city Sao Paulo with the official language being Portuguese.

Teams getting to the WRC can travel through Rio . . . → continue reading . . . Foz do Iguaçu, Brasil

Reminder – drug testing to be done in Brazil at WRC
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 09:19 PM

There will be drug tests at the 2014 World Rafting Champs in Brazil.

It is very important that all the paddlers as well as their coaches, managers, judges and any others who have a vested interest educate themselves thoroughly about drug testing and what to be aware of as well as how it is . . . → continue reading . . . Reminder – drug testing to be done in Brazil at WRC

Bidding for Euro Rafting Champs 2016 any one?
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 08:17 PM

The time to send in bids for the 2016 Euro Champs is coming up. Are you interested?

We’ve recently seen the 2014 R4 Euro Champs being held in Slovakia, and the 2015 R6 Euro Champs are being held in BiH in May next year. This fits in with the WRC schedule which sees . . . → continue reading . . . Bidding for Euro Rafting Champs 2016 any one?

Developing rafting in your region
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 08:24 PM

Developing rafting in a region takes time and commitment. But in the long run the spin off is enormous for the sport – from a competitive side as well as for private and commercial rafting and river tripping in general because once people get hooked on doing rivers they keep coming back for more … . . . → continue reading . . . Developing rafting in your region

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