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The world heads back to the Balkans for the 2022 World Rafting Championships

With great pleasure the International Rafting Federation invites nationally selected teams from across the globe to compete in the official World Rafting Championships 2022, Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The iconic Kastel Fortress (Тврђава Кастел) will once again welcome teams from across the globe. Home to the 2009 IRF World Rafting Championships and 2015 & 2019 IRF European Rafting Championships, Banja Luka opens its doors for two weeks in the summer of 2022.

News:

Other links:

WRC 2022 Bosnia - Banja Luka Castle

Draft schedule:

May 24 (Tue)    DAY 0 – Registration (optional)

10.00 – 20.00    Registration: RC Kanjon

May 25 (Wed)  DAY 1- Registration

09.00 – 18.00    Registration: RC Kanjon

19.00                  Captains meeting: RC Kanjon

May 26 (Thu)    DAY 2 – Opening Ceremony

09.00 – 12.00    Official Training (H2H): Bijeli buk

21.00 – 22.30    Opening ceremony: City Bridge – Kastel Fortress

 

May 27 (Fri)     DAY 3 – SPRINT

11.00 – 13:30.   Sprint – all categories: Bijeli buk

14.00 – 16.15    H2H – Master: Bijeli buk

16:45 – 17:45    Medal Ceremony (Sprint all categories and H2H Master): Bijeli buk

20.00                 Captain’s meeting: RC Kanjon

 

May 28 (Sat)     DAY 4 – H2H

11.00 – 15:00.   H2H – U19, U23, Open: Bijeli buk

15:30 – 16:30    Medal Ceremony (H2H U19, U23, Open): Bijeli buk

20.00                 Captains meeting: RC Kanjon

May 29 (Sun)    DAY 5 – Slalom

14.00 – 18.00    Slalom – U19, U23, Master: Canyon Tijesno

19.00 – 22.00    Slalom – Open: Canyon Tijesno

 

May 30 (Mon)  DAY 6 – Transport to Foča

09:30                 Medal Ceremony (Slalom): Kastel Fortress City Centre

10.30                 Transport to Foča (River Tara)

20.00                 Captains meeting: Tara River Camp

 

May 31 (Tue)    DAY 7 – Official Training Downriver

10.00 – 17.00    Official Training (DR): River Tara

 

Jun 01 (Wed)    DAY 8 – Downriver Race – Tara

10.00               Downriver: Tara River

18:30               Medal Ceremony (Downriver & Overall): Tara River Camp

20.30               Closing Ceremony IRF WRC 2022

Teams competing:

22 Countries, 60 teams

  • Open Men (15)
    • Argentina
    • Australia
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Brazil
    • Croatia
    • Czechia
    • Germany
    • Great Britain
    • Hungary
    • Japan
    • Kazakhstan
    • Mongolia
    • Romania
    • Serbia
    • Slovenia
  • Open Women (14)
    • Argentina
    • Australia
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Bulgaria
    • Canada
    • Croatia
    • Czechia
    • Great Britain
    • Hungary
    • Japan
    • Mongolia
    • Romania
    • Slovakia
    • USA
  • Masters Men (9)
    • Argentina
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Brazil
    • Costa Rica
    • Czechia
    • Great Britain
    • Hungary
    • Latvia
    • Slovakia
  • Masters Women (6)
    • Argentina
    • Canada
    • Czechia
    • Indonesia
    • Mongolia
    • Slovakia
  • U23 Men (8)
    • Australia
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Costa Rica
    • Croatia
    • Czechia
    • Japan
    • Romania
    • Slovenia
  • U23 Women (4)
    • Canada
    • Indonesia
    • Japan
    • Slovakia
  • U19 Men (2)
    • Croatia
    • Czechia
  • U19 Women (2)

Media:

Daily updates: Regular updates will be made where internet connection makes it possible. Updates will be posted during the event on the IRF’s Facebook page, website, Instagram and Twitter.

Results: Published on the dedicated results page here and in daily articles posted on this and the IRF’s website, and social media updates.

Media Kit: Information for media:

  • History of the International Rafting Federation
  • 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 an 11 man BOD and a large number of sub-committees which run its affairs. The key 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 and disciplines of the WRC
  • Press: media@internationalrafting.com
  • Photos and videos: here
IRF WRC 2022 logo

Key details:

Dates: 25 May – 01 June 2022
River: Vrbas & Tara
Location: Banja Luka and Foča, Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Categories: Men and Women
Divisions: Open, Masters (40+), Under 19, Under 23
Rafts: R4, TimeTrial 420
Organisation host: Rafting Klub Kanjon
Contact details: registration@wrc.ba

WRC 2022 Bosnia - Catehedral
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour - Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Useful links:

Key Officials:

Event Director: Alexander Pastir
Race Director: Alexander Pastir
Safety Director: Radoslav Kaurin
Team Liaison: Dragan Babic
IRF President: Joseph Willis Jones
IRF Secretary General: Sue Liell-Cock
IRF Safety Representative: Robert Kazik
IRF Media Representative: Sean Clarke

Jury:

  • Eric Boudreau (CAN 🇨🇦) – Head Judge
  • Emilia Peneva (BUL 🇧🇬) – Jury
  • Jozef Kytka (SVK 🇸🇰) – Jury

Official Judges:

  • Petra Plecita (CZE 🇨🇿)
  • Kianoosh Mehrabi (IRN 🇮🇷)
  • Jasmina Marčok (SRB / ROU 🇷🇸 / 🇷🇴)
  • Johana Arguello (CRC 🇨🇷)
  • Janko Tavcar (SLO 🇸🇮)
  • Jordanka Bogdanova (BUL 🇧🇬)
  • Hanieh Goharipour (IRN 🇮🇷)
  • Damir Kostic (SRB 🇷🇸)
  • Bibiana Kytkova (SVK 🇸🇰)
  • Dragan Sretenovic (SRB 🇷🇸)
  • Marina Naydenova (BUL 🇧🇬)
  • Uros Lovrencic (SLO 🇸🇮)
  • Sean Clarke (GBR / AUS 🇬🇧 / 🇦🇺)

Volunteer Judges:

  • Ivan Simic (SRB 🇷🇸)
  • Zuzana Rehulkova – Lisicka (CZE 🇨🇿)
  • Darko Davidovic (BiH 🇧🇦)
  • Judges who complete the Judges course
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