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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 fact, has developed and manages a rafting guide training program in collaboration with National Federations; it’s a
system where the WRF Training Program does not replace the National Training Program but acts at National Federation’s request by training national instructors in order to make them autonomous, thus achieving common training standards.
According this agreement signed in Kosovo, during the WRF World Cup, Chilean Rafting Federation is being engaged by the WRF to act as "Program Manager and Coordinator" for implementing and managing the WRF Chilean Guide Training Program.
Chilean Rafting Federation, as WRF Member, is entitled to certificate the WRF Chilean National Rafting Guide.
The Chilean Rafting Federation will develop and manage the WRF National GTP according the principles defined in WRF Technical Rules.
As soon as the WRF Special Commission shall verify that the WRF Chilean Training Guide Program reaches the standards defined by the WRF Training Guide Program, Chilean Rafting Federation will be engaged by the WRF to act as its "WRF International Program Manager and Coordinator" for implementing and managing the WRF program with in the nation of Chile.
Bearing in mind that the Council of the European Union’s Recommendations on promoting health-enhancing physical activity across sectors show that the sport sector is an employment-intensive growing industry and can contribute to addressing youth unemployment, rafting represents a tool for facilitating young people's access to the labour market and implement the dual career goal for the all the paddle sport athletes. Rafting also offers other employment opportunities such as manager of rafting companies or naturalist guides.
Another important goal, which is implemented through the development of an international training guide program, is the international mobility for the technicians/athletes; in fact, this element is encouraged by the rafting’s seasonality due the weather events according to the period of the year. For this reason, rafting guides can work and promote paddle sport in different continent in the same year.
"The WRF training guide program is an essential element for the development of rafting worldwide and the only way to reduce the risk that is connected to that promotional activity and Chile will play a key role in that" Danilo Barmaz, WRF President, said.
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 the President of the WRF Para Rafting Commission Oleksandr Bakanychev.
“Our objective is not just to organise a World Championships, but to have the whole city of Kiev celebrate this major event." Bakanychev said, after the meeting with the Mayor of Kiev.
“Rafting and all the paddle sports are and will be part of Kiev.”
Oleksandr Tabanets, member of Ukrainian National Team, who participated in the Invictus Games 2017 (Toronto, Canada) said "Our people will bring unmatched enthusiasm for this event".
Whereas from 4th to 7th October 2018 Kiev will host the R4 Para Rafting pre World Championship.
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 Commission, Mr. Oleksandr Bakanychev, on the occasion of their visit to the capital of Ukraine, Kiev, have had the opportunity to meet Mr. Yaroslav Voitovych, Minister for Youth and Sport of Ukraine and Mr. Matvij Bidnyi, Director of the department of Physical Culture and Non-Olympic Sports at the Ministry headquarters located right by The Olympic Stadium of Kiev.
During their meeting, the WRF Delegation members and the Ukrainian authorities have discussed about the future of the Ukrainian Rafting Federation.
Mr. Yaroslav, has expressed his desire to support and back the Ukrainian Federation and has expressed the possibility of celebrating rafting competitions in Ukraine in the near future.
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 Bubka in Kiev, where the Para Rafting World Championships will be held in 2019. "The National Olympic Committee of Ukraine and Ukraine Sport Ministry support Canoe Sprint, Dragon Boat and Rafting development in Ukraine" Mr. Sergey Bubka said.
Two deputy ministers of Ukraine Sport Minister and the Head of Peak company were present at that meeting. "The working group of the WRF Para Rafting Commission is growing and soon the first Para Rafting Sport Rules will be published. The Pre World Champs of this year will be a good test event (here the link of the bulletin (/component/edocman/para-rafting-pre-world-championship-2018-ukraine?Itemid=0))" Bakanychev said.
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 the participants will discuss and develop the WRF Training Guide National Program.
The workshop will be conducted by the Special Commission appointed by the
WRF Executive Board.
WRF Training Guide Program
The WRF has developed and manages a rafting guide training program in collaboration with National Federations; it’s a system where the WRF Training Program does not replace the National Training Program but acts at National Federation’s request by training national instructors in order to make them autonomous, thus achieving common training standards.
Where the goal mentioned above is achieved, the signature of agreements between the WRF and National Federations implements the system of collaboration and management. This agreement shall be based on the following principles:
the WRF works to ensure that WRF qualifications issued by the National Federations are accepted worldwide so that the raft guides holding this qualification enjoy the full honors and privileges granted by the WRF program
National Federations will maintain their NTP (National Training Program) so that it meets or exceeds the minimum requirements for an WRF Training Program as stipulated in the WRF program protocol.
National Federations will offer all National Rafting Guides and Instructors the opportunity to obtain a WRF Rafting Guide qualification comparable to the level that they already hold
National Federations agree that a valid and current WRF Rafting Guide qualification shall qualify the holder for a ‘fast track’ option for obtaining a National Guide license corresponding to their WRF qualification when the remaining national Guide requirements have been met
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 important agreement with the local authorities: the entry fee, the accommodation, the feeding and the transportation (from Trabzon Airport TZX - Ardeşen) gonna be FREE.
This represents a great result for the WRF that is working to facilitate the participation of a large number of Nations.
The WRF Vice President Fikret Yardımcı said: “The National teams gonna pay only the flights tickets, all the rest will be paid by the local authorities. It’s an amazing help from them”
The WRF President Barmaz says thank the Governor of Rize Erdoğan Bektaş, the Mayor of Ardeşen Hakan Gültekin, the District Governor of Ardeşen Emrah Yılmaz and President of Turkish Rafting Federation Fikret Yardımcı for the great work.
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 is facilitating the process of ICF members joining the WRF.
"The Nepal's membership is a good news for all the WRF movement and provides a great boost to the continued growth of our sport in Asia. Moreover, we want to work with NRCA's white water stakeholders to enhance the sustainability of the paddle sports in Nepal." said Matteo Benciolini, WRF Secretary General.
"First of all I would like to convey my best wishes to the World Rafting Federation. We would be happy to be affiliated to WRF. As we are the authorised body for water sports canoeing and Rafting in Nepal, registered at Nepal government sports council and member of ICF, we are ready to embark on this new path" said Sudip Raj Gautam, Secretary General Nepal Rafting & Canoeing Association.
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 headquarter in Lausanne, Switzerland, in presence of the WRF and ICF Secretary Generals, Matteo Benciolini and Simon Toulson.
This is the turning point in the development and in the revival of rafting worldwide. The WRF shall maintain a complete independence under the umbrella of the ICF and, consequently, of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The WRF-ICF Agreement represents an essential step to be included in the future in the Olympic Programme: this remains the WRF main goal. Special thanks to the ICF President, Jose Perureña, the Vice President Tony Estanguet, the Treasurer Luciano Buonfiglio, the Secretary General Simon Toulson and all the ICF Executive Board.
The WRF President thanks the IOC Member, Ivo Ferriani, the WRF Strategic Cooperation Director, Francesco Fiorini and all the WRF Executive Board’s Members.
Hoy, 27 de Abril Danilo Barmaz, presidente de la Federación mundial de Rafting (WRF), firmó el contrato cooperativo con la Federación Internacional de Canoa (ICF). La firma de este contrato se ha realizado en la sede de la Federación internacional de Canoa en la Lausanne, Suiza, en presencia de los secretarios generales de la WRF y ICF Matteo Benciolini y Simon Toulson.
Este es el punto de inflexión en el desarrollo y en el resurgir del mundo del Rafting. La Federación Internacional de Rafting mantendrá una total independencia bajo el amparo de la Federación Internacional de Canoa y, consecuentemente, del Comité Olimpico Internacional (COI).El Acuerdo WRF- ICF representa un paso clave para su inclusión futura en el Programa Olímpico: este sigue siendo el objetivo principal de la WRF.
Agradecimiento especial al Presidente de la ICF, Jose Perureña, al Vice Presidente Tont Estanguet, al Tesorero Luciano Buonfiglio, el Secretario General Simon Toulson y a todo el Consejo Directivo de la Federación Internacional de Canoa.
El Presidente de la Federación Internacional de Rafting agradece al miembro del Comité Olímpico Internacional, Ivo Ferriani, Director de Cooperación Estratégica, Francesco Fiorini y a todos los miembros del Consejo Directivo de la WRF.
Сегодня, 27 апреля. Данило Бармаз, президент Всемирной федерации рафтинга, подписал Соглашение о сотрудничестве с Международной федерацией каноэ (ICF). Встреча состоялась в штаб-квартире ICF в Лозанне, Швейцарии, в присутствии генеральных секретарей WRF и ICF, Маттео Бенчиолини и Саймона Тулсона.
Это поворотный момент в развитии и возрождении рафтинга во всем мире. Всемирная федерация рафтинга (WRF) сохраняет полную независимость под эгидой ICF и, следовательно, Международного олимпийского комитета (МОК); рафтинг будет признан Международным олимпийским комитетом как спорт.
Соглашение WRF-ICF представляет собой важный шаг, который необходимо включить в будущем в Олимпийскую программу: это остается главной целью WRF
Особая благодарность президенту ICF , Хосе Перурена, вице- президенту Тони Эстанге, казначею Лучано Буонфильо, генеральному секретарю Симону Тулсону и всему Исполнительному совету ICF.
Президент WRF благодарит члена МОК Иво Ферриани, директора стратегического сотрудничества WRF Франческо Фиорини, а также всех членов исполнительного Совета WRF.
توافقنامه WRF امروز 27 آوریل در لوزان سوییس دنیلو بارماز رییس فدراسیون جهانی رفتینگ .امضا نمود ICF همکاری با فدراسیون جهانی کانوئینگ در لوزان سوئیس در حضور دبیران کل فدراسیونهای جهانیICF امضای این توافق در مقر .متئو بنچیولینی و توماس تلسون انجام شد ICFو کانوئینگ WRFرفتینگ حفظ IOC و در نتیجه کمیته بین ا لمللی ا لمپیک ICF رفتینگ استقلال کامل خود را زیر چتر حمایت خواهد کرد .یک گام اساسی در راه رسیدن رفتینگ به ا لمپیک خواهد بود WRF و ICF توافق توافق کردند که پیشرفت پارارفتینگ یکی از نکات کلیدی همکاریICF و WRF فدراسیونهای جهانی .خواهد بود
خزانه دار،ICFآقای تونی استانگت نائب رییس ICF تشکر مخصوص از آقای خوزه پرونا رییس لوسیانو بونفیگلو . دبیر کل آقای سیمون تلسون و همگی اعضای هیات اجرایی فدراسیون جهانی .کانوئینگ
آقای فرانچسکو فیورینی مدیر همکاری استراتژیک و ، IOC از آقای ایوو فریانی عضو WRF ریس .تشکر ویژه داردWRF همه اعضای هیات اجرائی فدراسیون جهانی رفتینگ
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, Mr. Maxim Zimin, signed the application for the membership during a crowded press conference in Dalaman for the presentation of the National Turkish Cup. WRF Danilo Barmaz said "We are honored to have Mr. Zimin among us and to welcome Kazakhstan Rafting Federation; it can represent the turning point in the development of WRF in Asia."