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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

Welcome Tunisia and Ghana!

04-17-2019 News

  Welcome on board! The membership application of the "Federation Tunisienne de canoe kayak" and "Ghana Rowing and Canoeing Association" have been approved by the Executive Board: Tunisia and Ghana become official members of...

WRF and TimeTrial have…

04-11-2019 News

Time Trial is the largest manufacturer of inflatable products for sports and outdoor activities in Russia for over 18 years and from 2019 this Russian affirmed brand becomes the Official Partner...

Launched "BE WATER", the…

04-08-2019 News

The "BE WATER" project, co-financed by the European Union, has officially started in Slunj: it aims to enhance and “use” aquatic outdoor sports as a means of environmental education and awareness.  The...

WRF community is growing:…

03-29-2019 News

Welcome on board! The Federação Portuguesa de Canoagem's membership application has been approved by the Executive Board: Portugal becomes an official member of World Rafting Federation. Athletes are training and...

Rafting included in the…

03-27-2019 News

After successfully hosting the last Olympic Games in 2016, Rio de Janeiro will host Pan-American Master Games in September 2020 and rafting (R4) has been included in the programme thanks...

Schedule released for the…

03-26-2019 News

2019 Senior Worlds is set to be another amazing event.Please be aware the schedule may still change slightly, depending on TV requirements, and also the number of entries received for...

WRF appoints Turkish Airlines…

03-24-2019 News

Turkish Rafting Federation and World Rafting Federation are glad to announce that Turkish Airlines has been appointed as official partner of WRF Senior World Championship 2019 that will be held...

Exciting news for Italian…

03-16-2019 News

"I have good news" says Benedetto Del Zoppo, Sport Department Responsible of the Italian Rafting Federation (FIRAFT): the Italian Paralympic Committee (C.I.P.) recognized Rafting as an official sport by means...

IFSO FOUNDED IN THE…

03-12-2019 News

On 8th March 2019 the International Federation for Sport Officials (IFSO) was created in The Hague (Netherlands). The first general assembly took place at the Peace Palace, the headquarters of...

Awarded the 2021 Senior…

02-27-2019 News

During the closing ceremony on 13th June in Tunceli, Turkey, the French Rafting will be present not only with teams, but also with the FFCK delegation, to receive the WRF flag:...

A successful National Championship…

02-26-2019 News

National Rafting Championship of Nepal is over: on 19th, 20th and 21st February 2019 Nepal Rafting & Canoeing Association (NRCA) organized a big event held at Trishuli River, Fishling Chitwan.  "We...

2019 Senior World Championships

02-22-2019 News

After the success of the first World Rafting Championship in Italy, last July, Tunceli will host the Senior World Champs: Turkey 2019. After several discussions about the uncertain situation in Sort...

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