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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

Workshop for Rafting Guide…

05-16-2018 News

15/05/2018, BELGRADE - A workshop for Rafting Guide National Instructors will be organised in Serbia on 21-22 June 2018. Only 2 National Instructors from each WRF Member will be admitted to the workshop...

Co-operative Agreement with…

04-27-2018 News

 27/04/2018, LAUSANNE - Today, April 27th Danilo Barmaz, President of the World Rafting Federation signed the Co-operative Agreement with the International Canoe Federation (ICF). The signature happened at the ICF...

GOOD NEWS FROM UKRAINE

04-25-2018 News

The World Rafting Federation’s delegation, composed of the President, Mr. Danilo Barmaz, the Vice President, Mr. Boris Purjakov, the Secretary General, Mr. Matteo Benciolini and the President of the Para-Rafting...

World Cup in Rize:…

04-25-2018 News

25/04/2018, RIZE, TURKEY - Great news from Rize (Ardeşen), where Turkish Rafting Federation is organizing the first WRF World Cup in May (9-14 May 2018). The President Fikret Yardımcı has signed an...

Bienvenido a la WRF…

04-18-2018 News

16/04/2018, DALAMAN, TURKEY - The Executive Board of World Rafting Federation (WRF) with the deliberation n. 16/2018 approved the application for the membership of the Mexican Rafting Association. "WRF is glad to see that...

Welcome Kazakhstan

04-18-2018 News

16/04/2018, DALAMAN, TURKEY - The Executive Board of World Rafting Federation (WRF) with the deliberation n. 16/2018approved the application for the membership of Kazakhstan Rafting Federation. The President of Kazakhstan Federation...

The new President of…

04-11-2018 News

8/04/2018, DALAMAN, TURKEY - The WRF Executive Board, during the meeting taken place on 6th April in Dalaman (Turkey), has appointed the President of Ukrainian Rafting Federation, Mr. Oleksandr Bakanychev, as President of the...

WRF looks to its…

03-30-2018 News

  30/03/2018, ROME, ITALY - According to the Art. 32 of the WRF Statutes, a meeting of the WRF Executive Board will be held on 6th April 2018 at 8.30 p.m. in the city of...

THE ITALIANS DOMINATES RANKINGS

03-21-2018 News

18/03/2018, SLUNJ, CROATIA - The first session of this season, has left us a very clear concept of Rafting for this community; a meeting between friends. The competition took part last Saturday...