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Next weekend, it is going to celebrate the European Cup, which is the first competition of the season. It will take place in Croatia days 16, 17, 18, specifically in Slunj, Rastoke and Kroana River.
This event has a special importance, considering that is the first to add the new competition format, RX, and the use of one pole in the Slalom gates.
Compete category R4, Masculine, Feminine, and Mix (only in RX). This event is open to no-WRF Teams.
The creation of a new federation that binds all rafting nations together for the same cause just happenned this Friday 26th and Saturday 27th of January in Belgrade, Serbia.
The first World Rafting Federation (WRF) congress is taking place here and reunites more than 15 countries from all around the world. Thanks to the creation of this new federation sport rafting enters a new dimension and paves the way to a future Olympic dream. With the support of Mr. Ivo Ferrani (member of International Olympic Committee) the WRF became official through an official act signed in front of a public notary.
This congress brings a new future for whitewater sports and new opportunities for all the members of the rafting family who want to join.
During the first congress day also the WRF members unanimously voted Mr. Danilo Barmaz as their new president and the team forming the first WRF board (see below) The first tasks of the new federation will be to agree on the competition calendar for the upcoming season and to form the commissions that will represent the beating heart of WRF.
Race schedule for upcoming sport events. President Barmaz stressed the importance of being surrounded by professional and competent people that will assure a great future for sport rafting.
“The river is long and full of waves coming up and down, but the vision, as the boat on it, is the thing we need to hold on to”,
Barmaz affirmed as a conclusion to his first speech as WRF President.
WRF FOUNDING MEMBERS
Albania Costa Rica Brazil Chile Italy Croatia Serbia Montenegro Macedonia Bulgaria Turkey Russia Armenia Ukraine Iran
President - Danilo Barmaz (Italy)
First Vice-President – Boris Purjakov (Serbia)
Second Vice-President – Fikret Yardimci (Turkey)
Treasurer – Blerina Ago (Albania)
Responsible for Sport Departement – Oleg Grigoriev (Russia) Representative elected by the Athletes Commission – Massimo Desiati (Brazil)
Representative elected by the Technicians commission – Hadi Ghazi (Iran)
Following the project of the ICF International Canoe Federation we have created some games too for our younger rafters!
The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic were felt by all, but perhaps the most affected by the changes of this period were the kids. This is the reason why - while we all wait to be able to go back to the river to have fun we can spend some carefree moments playing these little games.Click on the files below to find free activities and game to keep you entertained until you are allowed outside again. You can work online or print, share the result using our tag #WorldRafting - we would love to see the result. Tag @WorldRafting on Instagram, Facebook
We will be adding new levels and new activities regularly, so don't forget to bookmark this page and come back! Rafting Game: Word Search - Find all the words in the list! 1st Level / 2nd Level / 3rd Level / soon
Rafting Game: Connect the Dots - Connect all the dots following the numerical order!
1st Level / 2nd Level / 3rd Level / soon
Rafting Game: Spot the Difference - Find all the missing elements! 1st Level / 2nd Level / 3rd Level / soon
Rafting Game: Color the World Rafting Logo - Color our river logo as you like and send it to us!
1st Level / 2nd Level / 3rd Level / soon
On Friday, January 26 , 2018, representatives from 15 different countries (3 continent) reunited in Belgrade, Serbia, to sign the official act that created the new world governing body for sport rafting, the World Rafting Federation (WRF).
In presence of Mr. Ivo Ferriani, IOC member and President of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF), the new WRF board was approved by the present members: Mr. Danilo Barmaz (Italy) was unanimously chosen as President of the newly born federation. Mr. Barmaz declared that “The creation of a new world federation was the natural outcome of the feelings and intentions that most of the rafting community was manifesting. The path toward a real international recognition is now paved in front of us: we just need to walk it”.
The WRF congress will continue on Saturday, January 27, with the first meeting of the new board of directors and the beginning of the work of the commissions, with the main goal of defining the sport calendar for the upcoming season.