The first World Rafting Federation World Cup of 2019 will be in Tunceli, in the Central-Eastern Turkey from 8th to 13th June: 5 months left to the event and the Turkish Federation is already working hard in every Rafting field from the training of its athletes, that took gold in many categories in the last years Championships, to the organization, the formation of professional technicians with WRF workshops and the building of facilities that will host rafters from all over the world, as the last year happened in Dalaman for the international test competition.
The 3rd level river Munzur will be in flood, offering not only an amazing natural scenario that is now covered in snow but also a new artificial channel for RX and slalom that will be on 11th and 12th June, after the traditional downriver on 10th, the day after the opening cerimony.
"We are putting lots of effort, dedication and planning into this event so we can welcome you all with warmth and affection to beautiful Tunceli and deliver an event to remember." With these words the Turkish Federation President and WRF Vice-President Fikret Yardimci warmly and proudly invites all the Nations to partecipate and discover Tunceli, where the event manager Murat Ali Alaç will guarantee a big and unique event.
Dear World River – Rafting Family,
The WRF alongside Tunceli Local Government and my team and I, are all working so hard to create an amazing event for you. We are putting lots of effort, dedication and planning into this event so we can welcome you all with warmth and affection to beautiful Tunceli and deliver an event to remember.
We want to take this opportunity, to share some initial information with you about arrangements. Most importantly I want to formally issue an invitation to all our rafting colleagues and teams. Tunceli City is proud to be hosting the WRF R4 Rafting World Cup from 8/13 June 2019. Please do join us, for what promises to be a world class, fun, challenging and wonderful event.
When you arrive in Tunceli you will find yourself among very warm and welcoming people. Tunceli has a very ancient history with a very colourful culture. The River Munzur is a symbol of the city and its culture. Tunceli City is a gift brought to life out of the River Munzur.
So Let us paddle like a crazy on the River Munzur and Race together in sportsmanship and friendship. Let's join together and have this unique experience in Tunceli. There are lots of things that rafting will give to this city and lots of things we will receive from Tunceli. So once more, I warmly invite you all, to be part of this great event.
Please, do not worry about any financial issues. As long as you are able to get your teams to Tunceli. If you are travelling by bus or car we will be there to meet you in Tunceli. If you are flying to either Erzincan Airport (code ERC) which is 137 km from Tunceli province or alternatively Elazig Airport (code EZS) which is 93 km away, we will meet you there and transport you as our guests to Tunceli.
Then my dear friends let us handle the rest. You and your teams are going to stay in comfortable places with wonderful Tunceli local hospitality. There will be no charges for food and beverages andno charges for accommodation You don’t have to pay anything at all, these things will happily becovered by your hosts.
In addition there will be no entry fees, these will all also be covered by your hosts.
We are warmly and proudly welcome you all to Turkey and to Tunceli. We are so excited to see your Nations and your Nations Flags in Tunceli.
Thank you all very much for your attention.
Mr. Tuncay SONEL
Mr. Fikret YARDIMCI