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Newsletter - late July 2014
Communication signals for paddlers
Posted: 30 Jul 2014 07:55 PM
By Vidra Kele

These signals can be used in a variety of paddling situations, like on flatwater when there is a great distance involved or on whitewater and the sea where noise of the water makes the communication options limited. The table below contains the most important and most frequently used signals.

You . . . → continue reading . . . Communication signals for paddlers

Want a book of memories from WRC 2013 in NZ?
Posted: 29 Jul 2014 10:12 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!

This is a great way to keep the memory of that awesome trip alive forever. Or would make a great present for . . . → continue reading . . . Want a book of memories from WRC 2013 in NZ?

World Rafting Day
Posted: 29 Jul 2014 04:06 AM

At our last Congress, the IRF decided to set aside 12 July to be World Rafting Day. And here are some of the ways that this day was celebrated in Serbia, Iran, New Zealand and the USA.

Drina Regatta – Serbia

This regatta gathers together a large number of fans of the river and of . . . → continue reading . . . World Rafting Day

Instructor certification for IRF Guide Training coming up!
Posted: 25 Jul 2014 01:26 AM

This is an ideal opportunity for all those who would like to become an IRF Instructor for guide training.

The Certification Workshop will be:

held in Tirol, Austria, from the 11 to 13 of August 2014. It is being organized by the Tyrolean Rafting Association and will be run by the IRF Head of . . . → continue reading . . . Instructor certification for IRF Guide Training coming up!
Results, videos and photos from R4 Euro Champs 2014
Posted: 25 Jul 2014 01:04 AM



The Overall Results are all here. For full results with slalom penalties, times, etc see 

Daily ReportsDay 1Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 

Race . . . → continue reading . . . Results, videos and photos from R4 Euro Champs 2014

To register for the World Rafting Champs in Brasil …
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 04:18 AM

Itaipu Canal

Dear Teams and Member federations

The procedure to register has been set up by the Brasilian organisers. The process is as follows:

1. using your countries official email address send an email to  and ask for your password.  

If you do not already know . . . → continue reading . . . To register for the World Rafting Champs in Brasil …

China – Race 2, what an experience!
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 02:33 AM

Chengdu is the city we arrived in after a crazy, night train ride. We had four days of rest here before the second race. This beautiful city of 15 million people, with many historical, religious and natural curiosities is a city to be on the list for sight seeing just as much as Paris . . . → continue reading . . . China – Race 2, what an experience!

New Euro Rafting Champions!!!
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 01:03 AM

Downriver group start

What a beautiful competition. 71 teams, 18 European countries, Čunovo – Divoka water, Slovakia, the sun as much as we wanted, well organized competition – what more could we ask for!

Day Four of the competition (see Day 1, Day 2 and Day . . . → continue reading . . . New Euro Rafting Champions!!!

Day Three Euro Rafting Champs
Posted: 20 Jul 2014 12:00 AM

Another beautiful, sunny day in Čunovo is behind us. The third day was reserved for Slalom for Open Men and Women and Downriver for the U19, U23 and Masters’ divisions.

The first slalom race brought us two flips and one surf in a hole just before the end of the track. . . . → continue reading . . . Day Three Euro Rafting Champs

Day Two Euro Rafting Champs
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 09:40 PM

The second day of competition was the Open Sprint and H2H. As I expected it was spectacular in both disciplines.

First it was the Sprint where the CZE1 team defended their title from last time, NED1 achieved a fantastic result and climbed onto the podium at 2nd place, while the experienced Italian ITA1 took . . . → continue reading . . . Day Two Euro Rafting Champs

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