Nepal has become part of the WRF

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 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.

WRF announces host city for upcoming Para Rafting World Championships

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.

Workshop for Rafting Guide National Instructors

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 the participants will discuss and develop the WRF Training Guide National Program. 

The participants’ names shall be chosen by the National President or National Responsible for the Sport Department and shall be communicated to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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