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.
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.