Pan-American Rafting Championship cancelled



Due to the new measures introduced by the Government of Costa Rica the Pan-American Rafting Championship are cancelled.

The Continental event, previously scheduled to take place in Quepos, Puntarenas, at the beginning of December and firstly postponed to March 2021 because of the current Pandemic situation, is definitely underwritten.

Dozens of new athletes at the Turkish Training Camp

From 16th to 27th November Turkish Rafting Federation is organising a successful Training Camp in collaboration with Minister of Youth & Sports of Turkey, Rize Governorship and Ardeşen Governorship.

The training camp is taking place on the shores of the Black Sea, in Ardeşen town, a district of Rize Province, focusing on the basic techniques of our water sport.

120 young rafters (U19 cathegory) and trainers from all over the country (Şırnak, Bingöl, Hakkari, Van, Ordu, Erzurum and Elazığ) are paddling everyday in R4 teams, sharing experiences and discovering and developing the rafting movement.

Athletes and trainers with international experiences are introducing dozens of young athletes to the river world.

A month full of rafting for Turkey's athletes

After the first Turkish Cup held in Beytüşşebap-Şırnak two weeks ago, Zap river hosted the second stage of the National Rafting Championship near the historical mountain town of Hakkari, south of Lake Van near the border with Iran and Iraq from 25th to 30th October 2020.


Minister of Youth and Sports of Turkish Republic Dr. Mehmet Muharrem KASAPOĞLU joined the event. After a speech during the opening ceremony he paddled the river Zap with the President of Turkish Rafting Federation Fikret YARDIMCI, 1700 meters above the sea.


Out of 25 Men, 11 Women and 10 Mix teams, these are the names of the winners:

U19 Man: Van-Catak Belediyesi Spor Kulübü-A Takimi

U19 Women: Tunceli Yurdum Spor Kulübü 

Open Man: Antalya Manavgat Spor Kulübü

Open Women: Tunceli Genclik Spor Kulübü

Mix: Antalya-Manavgat Spor Kulübü-B Takimi


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