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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

Best in the world…

07-18-2018 News

07.18.2018, Ivrea - The most important event for the world of rafting is everyday closer: the World Rafting Championships for the categories Junior and U23, which will be held in...

FFCK - WRF: historical…

07-13-2018 News

13/07/2018, ROME, ITALY - The Fédération Française de Canoë-Kayak (FFCK), one of the most important Kayak Federation in the world, has become a Member of the World Rafting Federation. The application shall be ratified by...

WRF and Chilean Rafting…

07-06-2018 News

On 24th June the World Rafting Federation (WRF) and the Chilean Rafting Federation have signed an important agreement  for the development of WRF Rafting Guide training program. The WRF, in...

The U23&Junior World Champs…

07-08-2018 News

  On July 21, 2018 the Rafting World Championships in the Junior and U23 categories. The Junior&U23 R4 World Championships will take place in Chavonne (Aosta) and Ivrea, a Piemontese town famous for...

The NOC of Ukraine…

07-03-2018 News

On the 30th June Oleksandr Bakanychev, President of Ukrainian Rafting Federation and of WRF Para Rafting Commission, had an appointment with the President of the Olympic Committee of Ukraine Mr. Sergey...

Nepal has become part…

05-27-2018 News

28/05/2018, ROME, ITALY - Nepal Rafting & Canoeing Association, already ICF Member, has become part of the World Rafting Federation. In the implementation of the ICF-WRF Co-operative Agreement, in fact, the WRF...

WRF announces host city…

05-27-2018 News

Para Rafting World Championship will arrive to Kiev in Ukraine, following decision made by the World Rafting Federation. Kiev will host the first R4 Para Rafting World Championship (6th-8th September 2019): this was announced by...

Workshop for Rafting Guide…

05-16-2018 News

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

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...