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 added 14 new photos — with Clare James and 6 others.
Aussie Rafters having having a ball on the Barron River over the weekend. Thanks to Nicola for grabbing these photos during Saturday's Nationals and Sunday's Aust Crew training day. More Action shots from Saturday to come 🙂
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Australian Rafting Federation
CONGRATULATIONS to our National R4 Champions after this weekends Australian Titles, picking up a qualification to represent Australia at the R4 World Championships in China in 2020 ....

OM - Bush Chooks
OW - NQ Ulysses
MM - Silly Old Buggers
MW - Cassowaries
23M - River Rats
19M - Crocs
19W - Crocetts

Big congratulations to Agua Amigos in the 19W category who fought strongly against the Crocetts to take 2nd. Agua have been offered the Australian 23W position for the World Championships in China next year.

A big thanks to the team who made this a great weekend; Race Director Kiwi, Mark, Nicola, Fredi, Rob, all the parent n paddler judges, the team that set up and packed up and of course the cheersquads on the banks ! Exciting times as we build towards China 2020.

Action photos from the weekend to follow 🙂
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Australian Rafting Federation
You wouldn’t believe this is the same spot 2 hrs apart! Thanks Stanwell for the water release.
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Australian Rafting Federation is with Wagner Torres.
Aussie Nationals off to a killer start today. Perfect weather, good water and of course great times.
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Australian Rafting Federation is with Mark Miller and 2 others.
Aussie R4 Nats are all go at midday tomorrow 🙂 This afternoon saw a Captains meeting at Lake Placid to sort out all the timings, a cruise down the Barron to check the water levels and a good time catching up with everyone we haven't seen in a while !!! Welcome to Teams Crocs, Crocetts, Agua, River Rats, Bush Chooks, NQ Ulysses, Cassowaries and Silly Old Buggers !!! Let's hit the Barron 🙂
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Australian Rafting Federation
The inaugural IRF World White Water Rafting Summit takes place next week in Costa Rica. Looking to make waves in the world of rafting risk management. Keep an eye out for the live feed next week !!
#AreYouReady #RaftersAreAwesome #rafting #StrongerTogether #internationalrafting #RiverFamily #WeAreIRF


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