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International Rafting Federation

World Rafting Championships in Bosnia & Herzegovina - 2009

Dates: 17 - 24 May 2009; 
nearest town is Banja Luka; 
Organisation hosting event:
RK "Kanyon"
Event Director:
Aleksandar Pastir

Miro Vasiljevic on


TEAMS' FORUMS: Go here to let your fans, friends, family and other interested people know what is happening to your team during the event. If you have your own website then add the link here or send your link to the IRF Secretary to put on.



Info Letter #3 - April 2009

Info Letter #2 - February 2009

Info Letter #1 - October 2008

RIVER: Vrbas River with the Downriver being held on the Tara River. River Vrbas is fast mountain river, with several white water sections and pool drops. Length that is used for rafting is 31km. (from dam to downtown). Vrbas is crossing two canyons: canyon Tijesno (5km) and canyon Podmilacje (8km). Level of the water depends on dam, usual limits are 25 to 100 cubic meters, and in spring it is over 500 cubic meters. Grade is 3-4.   


Judges workshop - Info here

List of official Jury and Judges - here

TEAMS: Details of teams attending - here

MEDIA KIT: Information for media 

- History of the International Rafting Federation here 

- General Info about IRF: The IRF is a non-profit organisation which seeks to unite rafters from around the world. This is done through competitions, recreational rafting and conservation.

The IRF has a 10 man BOD and a number of Sub-committees which run its affairs. The sub-committees are Sport & Competition, Guide Training & Education, Recreational Rafting and Conservation, Media & Marketing and International Relations. The members of these committees are from all over the world, representing rafting from all corners and continents.

IRF World Rafting Champs
- History of the WRC - here
- Disciplines raced at WRC- here

NEWS: Latest news

PHOTOS: Where and how you can get hold of photos of the event - coming soon

CONGRESS: more information here

GUIDE TRAINING & EDUCATION: meetings and workshops - more information here