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THE WORLD RAFTING FEDERATION


The World Rafting Federation (WRF) is the world governing body for all aspect of Sport Rafting, especially international competitions. Rafting, leisure and recreational Rafting, expedition Rafting, all others disciplines directly connected to Rafting and Rafting as sport for all. The WRF is the final authority for all matters concerning competition Rafting and licensing of WRF River Guides. 
The principal purposes of WRF are the direction, regulation, promotion, development and furtherance of the sport of competition Rafting on a world-wide basis. The WRF fosters links, networks, and friendly relations among its members, their rafters and o cials. All activities of the WRF are independent of any political or governmental in uence. The WRF does not allow any discrimination for political, racial or religious reasons. The WRF promotes and supports with all means gender equality in its activities. 

Sustainability is the key concept accompanying the project of rafting developing a new international movement. 

PURPOSE

The principal purposes of WRF are the direction, regulation, promotion, development and furtherance of the sport of competition Rafting on a world-wide basis.

The WRF is in particular responsible for and undertakes:

  • to encourage, promote, develop and supervise rafting competitions worldwide.
  • to promote the spirit of the Olympic Movement, respect the Olympic Charter, and to seek program status in the Olympic Games.
  • to affiliate to General Association of International Sports Federation (GAISF).
  • to fight against doping and all other processes and procedures that might undermine sporting equality, to implement Anti-doping Rules in accordance with the World Anti-doping Code
  • to promote good sporting practice.
  • to generally promote this sport as a healthy and educational activity for youth.
  • to establish and maintain rules for international rafting competitions and for the participation in such competitions.
  • to monitor and enforce the application of those rules by the Continental Councils and the member federations.
  • to organize Word rafting Championship, World and Continental Cups, as well as other competitions, and to decide which international rafting competitions are officially recognized.
  • to award licenses and contracts to WRF members and other organizations that seek authority to organize official international rafting competitions and associated activities.
  • to establish training courses for all WRF officials in order to guarantee the highest possible standards for all WRF officials.
  • to develop, manage and supervise the WRF rafting guide training program.
  • to consider the protection of the environment when organizing and promoting its activities.

WRF STATUTES

Balkans are calling: Bulgaria…

01-10-2020 News

Whitewater is already calling from the Balkans: 2 months and we’ll be back in the water! From 20th to 22th March Croatia will open the WRF season with the Euro Cup in...

Bhotekhosi, whitewater challenge of…

12-12-2019 News

From 26th to 28th November the Nepal Rafting and Canoeing Association organised the 18th Himalayan Whitewater Challenge on Bhotekoshi River, East of Kathmandu. 16 teams participated and paddled the 4th...

Argentina opened the 2020…

12-03-2019 News

The WRF agonistic season is open! Argentina hosted the first event of the 2020 sport season: 16 teams participated in the PanAmerican 2019-2020 Rafting Cup held on 16th, 17th and 18th...

Continental Champs: Himachal Pradesh…

11-14-2019 News

Yesterday, on 13th November 2019 the WRF President Danilo Barmaz and the Indian Rafting Federation President Shaukat Sikand, in presence of the WRF General Secretary Matteo Benciolini, signed the agreement...

Vamos Chile! National Champions…

11-08-2019 News

Vamos Chile! Yesterday was the first day of the National Championship at Los Quenes, Romeral, in the Maule Region, concurrently the Los Quenes River Fest: from 7 to 10 November...

Always moving forward

10-16-2019 News

The World Champs of Para-Rafting are over: the RX discipline decided the first Overall Champions in history. Iarysh Denis, Potanin Viktor (RUS), Salvatore Cutaia (ITA) and Igor Bondar (UKR) confirmed the...

Gates on Dnieper river:…

10-13-2019 News

Slalom day! 8 gates in the center of Kiev selected the first Slalom Para-Rafting World Champions this afternoon. 12 teams paddled through 8 downstream and 4 upstream gates for two manches in...

The First Para-Rafting Championships…

10-11-2019 News

For the first time in Rafting history Para-athletes are competing in a worldwide Rafting Championships. Today rafters from 5 countries opened the event in Kiev with the Downriver, divided in 3...

World's best set to…

10-08-2019 News

For the first time in Rafting history Para-athletes are ready to compete at the World Championship next weekend.  Tomorrow, one year after the test event in Ukraine, rafters from Armenia, Italy...

Podiums of the Ibar…

09-10-2019 News

24 teams took part to the WRF Senior World Cup in Serbia (Zubin Potok) the first weekend of September. On Saturday morning Italy (65.23 sec), Croatia (68.67 sec) and Bulgaria (69.80...

Day one of the…

08-30-2019 News

First day of the WRF Senior World Cup in Zubin Potok: teams from Serbia, Croatia, Italy and Bulgaria arrived this morning in the North Kosovo, in the Mitrovica district, ready...

WRF reveals the new…

08-26-2019 News

On the request of the Sport Department the new Sport Rules has been approved by the WRF Executive Board after 2 months of discussion involving the 3 WRF "disciplines". The involvement...

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