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News and views - June 2022

We start this Newsletter with the heart breaking news of the loss of one of our rafting family, Jordanka Bogdanova, known to many of us as Dani. She was amongst us as a Judge at our recent World Championships, and leaves a hole in many of our hearts. RIP Dani.


The Rafting Champions of the World have been crowned out of the 61 teams and 22 countries that competed at the recent WRC 2022 on the Vrbas and Tara Rivers in BiH - see the list of teams.


Thanks must be given to the excellent Organising team for producing a wonderful WRC at such a late date and under such extremely trying circumstances - thank you BiH!


In some other racing news we bring you a summary of the first event in the Euro Cup Series whcih was held on the artificial canal in Čunovo near Bratislava, and the second event which was EC Trnavka in Czechia.


Our thoughts continue to be with Ukraine in this awful time of unprovoked war.  We encourage you to support Ukraine any way you can and present to you some options.


Stay safe and keep paddling.


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The IRF mournes the loss of one of our family – Jordanka Bogdanova (1988-2022)
30 Jun 2022 05:03 PM
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Jordanka Bogdanova, known to many of us as Dani, passed away on 16 June in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She was involved in a very serious vehicle accident on the 5 June while traveling near Capljina. She was in a coma, in a hospital in Mostar for 15 days. But as strong and determined as she was, she did not recover, and left us.

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Fun in the sun at EC Trnavka 2022
30 Jun 2022 09:20 AM
Fun in the sun at EC Trnavka 2022

On the weekend of 18 – 19 June the well known EC Trnavka 2022 was held in the Czech Republic on the artificial slalom course in Želiv. This course is not intended for beginners as it is Class 4, so a good challenging course for the top teams.

The event had a few titles – it was a separate Championship for the Czech Republic in slalom and sprint for Open, Masters and U23 categories; as well as being an event on the Euro Cup Series, as well as a part of the Czech Rafting Cup series.

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Thank you to the Vrbas and Tara
27 Jun 2022 07:45 PM
Thank you to the Vrbas and Tara

The IRF’s 19th World Rafting Championship (WRC) recently drew to a close. And there are so many to thank for the incredible event.

The BiH WRC 2022 Organising Committee must be thanked profusely for stepping in to organise the event with only six months preparation time when the previous hosts had to cancel. The ever changing effects and restrictions of the pandemic hovering over the organising team were a continuous unknown that had to be dealt with.

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Euro Cup Čunovo first race of the 2022 series
13 Jun 2022 01:45 PM
Euro Cup Čunovo first race of the 2022 series

On May 21 and 22, Euro Cup Čunovo was the first race of the 2022 series. The event took place on the artificial canal in Čunovo near Bratislava. The race was part of the Slovakia National Championships, the Czech National Cup and the Euro Cup Series, so rafting teams from Slovakia, Czech Republic and Germany met together. National teams of all 3 countries took it as a good training possibility for the World Rafting Championship which was happening a week later in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Rafting Champions of the World
05 Jun 2022 11:48 AM
Rafting Champions of the World

The 2022 Rafting Champions of the World were recently declared on the Tara River, in the Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The final deciding discipline of Downriver was contested on the beautiful blue waters of the canyon section of the Tara River.

Czechia are the new Under 19 Men Rafting Champions of the World. Wins in the H2H and Slalom ensured they stayed in 1st Overall, with Croatia securing a Gold medal in the Sprint and Downriver.

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