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The Australian Rafting Federation (ARF) is the governing body for the sport of competitive white water rafting in Australia.  Established in December 2000 to stage competition events and formalise Australian representation in international competition, the ARF are affiliated with the International Rafting Federation (IRF) who are the global body for the sport of Rafting.

White Water Rafting is one of the fastest growing adventure sports, with over 30 million people actively involved world wide. The IRF is currently made up of 35 member nations with representative teams participating in regular elite level competition.  We are delighted to have been selected to host the IRF R6 World Rafting Championship on our internationally acclaimed Tully River in May 2019 with the IRF Pre-World Championship in May 2018 serving as both a dress rehearsal and our ARF R6 National Championship and selection trials.  Around 700 or so competitors are expected to attend along with several thousand other supporters, spectators and other visitors drawn to the region by the event and the growing interest around it.  Another major function of the ARF is to help facilitate reform in the commercial Rafting Industry as well as promote competitive rafting within Australia to ensure its success long into the future.  As a community, we are committed to social inclusiveness and we also thank the traditional owners of the wild rivers we enjoy and acknowledge their elders; past, present and emerging.

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Australian Rafting Federation
Australian Rafting Federation is with Mark Miller.
The Open Men have left the country !!!! China via Hong Kong, take cover world 🙂 Great to see our OW's reserve looking fit, nice work Nicola 🙂 travel safely !
Australian Rafting Federation
Australian Rafting Federation
Good Luck to our current World Champs who are heading over to China in a few days, for the Ziyuan R4 World Cup ...lucky they are from NQ as its sweltering over in Ziyuan n Guilin right now !!! Ailsa, Emma, Linda n Dita from our MW crew are representing in the Open Women and our two Open Men's teams will be made up of our U19M and a few older ring-ins; Mark, Fredi, Liam, Cooper, Jacob, Justin, Nathan and Lachlan. It's the first overseas trip for some of the younger lads, so there is excitement all round. Race well, have fun and take it all in teams !! Good Luck 🙂
Australian Rafting Federation
Australian Rafting Federation
SAVE the DATE
2019 R4 Australian Rafting Nationals
05-06 October 2019
Barron River
..... more information to follow
Australian Rafting Federation
Australian Rafting Federation
In less than two weeks, an Open Women's and two Open Men's teams will be heading over to China to represent Australia in the IRF Ziyuan World Cup Event(R4 Pre-Worlds).It is sure to be an amazing event with strong competition from 18 countries ....we'll keep you up to date with their adventures 🙂

Open Men: Australia, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, United Arab Emirates

Open Women: Australia, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Great Britain, Hungary, Indonesia, Netherlands, Norway, Russia
Australian Rafting Federation
Australian Rafting Federation is with Dita Pahl and 6 others.
The inaugural Australian Master Women's crew had a World Champs to be remembered !! Local knowledge, consistent training and a will to win, saw this group of mates take gold in 4 out of 4 events to be crowned World Champions ! Awesome work Australian Master Women's Team 🙂

Sprint - 1st 🥇
Head 2 Head - 1st 🥇
Slalom - 1st 🥇
DownRiver - 1st 🥇
Overall - WORLD CHAMPIONS 🏆🏆🏆

This fabulous bunch of chicks are the ... AUST MASTER WOMEN ... A little bit Silly, A little bit Mad and hell bent on winning Gold at the 2019WRC. They are a bunch of North Queensland Outrigger babes with a few Victorian big water and slalom specialists thrown in to make them even more awesome. Rafters make great rafters!! Two of our Master Women are also mothers of paddlers in the U23 Boys and U19 Girls teams. Favourite rapid - Ziz Zag at 120meg !!!
Australian Rafting Federation
Australian Rafting Federation is with Rachael Fulton and 3 others.
Australian Open Women's Team ... back in action again after the R4 WRC Argentina 2018; but with a new line-up as the R4 team split to enter, for the first time ever, an Open AND Master's Women's crews at the World Champs !! Our Open women were strong, fierce, used their local knowledge and did us all proud to achieve the best Overall Open Women's result in years !!! Well done Australian Open Women 🙂

Sprint - 6th
Head 2 Head - 7th
Slalom - 8th
DownRiver - 6th
Overall - 7th

PS - the gals didn't send in a Team Bio, so nothing to giggle about 🙁

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