Only recently, SPORTSCENE talked over the challenges of being an individual extreme athlete and a competitive rafter with Sam Sutton. Slalom Olympian and fellow New Zealander Luuka Jones further expands on this issue many multi-event athletes face.
With warmer weather and summer fast approaching, paddlers and rafters from across the Bay of Plenty are expected to take on the Tarawera river this weekend ahead of the World Rafting Champs in 2013.
It was a fine Spring day for the opening event of the White Water Rafting 2012 National Championships in the Bay of Plenty on Friday. The first day was on the Kaituna at Okere Falls just north of Rotorua and featured the short, sharp and spectacular Sprint and Head 2 Head races.
On the eve of the rafting Pre-World Championships, Race Director Tim Marshall is ticking off a list of prerequisites to make sure all is right for the beginning of competition tomorrow.
Rotorua sits on the shores of Lake Rotorua of New Zealand. There are several other lakes nearby. Along with the geothermal wonders, there are also the more usual water activities such as fishing, boating and white water rafting.
It’s a very big holiday weekend for local white rafters as they compete at the New Zealand Championships on rivers round the region – the Kaituna, Tarawera and Rangitaiki.
Indonesia has won the right to host the 2014 World Rafting Championships after the International Rafting Federation (IRF) voted for the Asian nation to host the event for the first time.
The 2012 Youth & Masters World Championships have come to a conclusion and Sportscene spoke to International Rafting Federation Vice President Peter Micheler post event.
Rafting was the real winner after the 2012 Youth and Masters World Championships came to a conclusion, following the last of four disciplines, the ‘Downriver’ being raced along the Vltava River today.
Fans packed the banks of the course for the second day of the 2012 Youth & Masters World Championships in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. Slalom was today’s event, the third of four disciplines to be raced to determine who the world’s best Youth and Masters champions will be in this discipline.