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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

Welcome on board Slovenia…

05-20-2019 News

Welcome on board to 5 countries who signed as new members of WRF: the Real Federación Española de Piragüismo, the Slovenian Rafting Federation, the Federación Venezolana de Canotaje, the Pakistan Canoe &...

L'Argentiere crowns the first…

05-15-2019 News

The first National Rafting Championship in French history is over: the union between the estabilished and competitive Canoe "d'eau vive" and the passion of Rafting guides laid the foundation of...

Võhandu Maraton: paddle an…

05-14-2019 News

  100 Km/24 hours: this challenge was born on 22nd June 2006 when 23 boats started from Voru and 18 of those arrived to the Lake Pihkva/Pskovskoe. 13 years later, on 19th...

Romania: another successfull WRF…

05-04-2019 News

Straight after the excellent new that the Federatia Romana de Kaiac Canoe (FRKC) joined the World Rafting Federation, the Romanian Rafting started working for the WRF Training Programme for River Guide...

China joins World Rafting…

04-24-2019 News

On 19th April the CESA (Chinese Extreme Sports Association) has received in its headquarter in Beijing the WRF Delegation. The meeting between the CESA President, Mr. Wang Xuan, and the WRF President...

Bulgarian Rafting moved to…

04-21-2019 News

For the first time in ten years the Bulgarian Rafting Federation has a new chairman. His name is Tsvetan Petrov, chief international rafting judge, civil aviation pilot and Airbus 320...

Welcome Tunisia and Ghana!

04-17-2019 News

  Welcome on board! The membership application of the "Federation Tunisienne de canoe kayak" and "Ghana Rowing and Canoeing Association" have been approved by the Executive Board: Tunisia and Ghana become official members of...

WRF and TimeTrial have…

04-11-2019 News

Time Trial is the largest manufacturer of inflatable products for sports and outdoor activities in Russia for over 18 years and from 2019 this Russian affirmed brand becomes the Official Partner...

Launched "BE WATER", the…

04-08-2019 News

The "BE WATER" project, co-financed by the European Union, has officially started in Slunj: it aims to enhance and “use” aquatic outdoor sports as a means of environmental education and awareness.  The...

WRF community is growing:…

03-29-2019 News

Welcome on board! The Federação Portuguesa de Canoagem's membership application has been approved by the Executive Board: Portugal becomes an official member of World Rafting Federation. Athletes are training and...

Rafting included in the…

03-27-2019 News

After successfully hosting the last Olympic Games in 2016, Rio de Janeiro will host Pan-American Master Games in September 2020 and rafting (R4) has been included in the programme thanks...

Schedule released for the…

03-26-2019 News

2019 Senior Worlds is set to be another amazing event.Please be aware the schedule may still change slightly, depending on TV requirements, and also the number of entries received for...

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