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News and views - July 2020
Normally at this time of year we're all rushing around with river trips, events and training. 2020 is just not a normal year!
So we've been busy behind the scenes working on many exciting next steps in the world of rafting.
The most obvious is our new look website. We've reduced the number of pages and made it a lot easier to find everything you need. Have a look and let us know what you think!
Read about our collaborative work with the Alliance of Independent recognised Members of Sport's (AIMS) where we discussed current and post pandemic challenges. And we give thanks to AIMS for their support and assistance in progressing us toward full membership of GAISF. We've included a brief article on how impactful AIMS are in the world of international sports.
Applications for the 2020 White Water of Siberia forum are now being accepted and are welcomed from across the globe. Watch the promo video to whet your appetite.
Missing being on the water? Enjoy the video of the Taureau Section of the Jacques-Cartier River which is one of Quebec’s toughest sections of whitewater, boasting 25km of continuous Class V.
We take a look at what the shock of cold water can do to you, and the risks it involves when you are already dealing with a swim in Class 4 or 5 water. Something all people paddling cold water rivers should consider in their risk management.
The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly. The idea is that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities. So even if you missed doing it on the 30th, take the opportunity now to reach out to your friends - the world is needing it now more than ever!
Look after yourselves and each other. Remember, we are #StrongerTogether even if it means we have to be physically apart for the short term.
See you on a river soon.
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Can cold water flips have higher risks?
Most of use have experienced the shock to our system as we suddenly plunge into cold water. Now take it a step further, imagine you’re on a Class 4 or 5 river and flip. Now you have two urgent problems. First is the raging white water. Second is dealing with the cold shock. What happens […]
Celebrating International Day of Friendship with our #RiverFamily
With recent unprecedented limits on movement and enforced isolation, now more than ever we need to recognise and value friendship across the globe. And so, today, 30 July, we are celebrating International Day of Friendship by asking all rafters to reach out and contact friends whom you have not seen or spoken to since before […]
The Alliance of Independent recognised Members of Sport (AIMS)
We recently shared with you historic news about the IRF being invited to attend a conference with AIMS (the Alliance of Independent recognised Members of Sport). We now share with you why this invitation was so important. AIMS is the group representing all non-IOC recognised members of GAISF. The International Rafting Federation (IRF) was granted […]
Boasting 25 KM of continuous Class V, the Taureau Section of the Jacques-Cartier River is one of Quebec’s toughest sections of whitewater, and this Class V beast certainly lives up to the hype. Checkout the adventure as Pascal Girard and his crew take on some incredible drops. Located just outside of Quebec City, the Jacques-Cartier […]
With the IRF’s Observer Status of GAISF, we have previously unprecedented support to our sport. IRF President Joe Willis Jones was invited to an Alliance of Independent recognised Members of Sport (AIMS) online conference to discuss current challenges during the pandemic and post pandemic. The AIMS President, Stephan Fox, was joined by Vice President, General […]
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