GB Selections

British Rafting are the body responsible for selecting the teams to represent Great Britain at the International Rafting Federation European and World Championships.

British Rafting National Selection Policy 2018
The British Rafting National Selection Policy 2018 is now currently in consultation - feedback and queries can be directed to consultation@britishrafting.com until Sunday, 17th December 2017.
The Selection Policy includes the Eligibility Policy and the Appeals Policy.

View and download copies of the selection policy here.

British Rafting National Selection event:
Holme Pierrepont National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Nottingham
10 & 11 February 2018
R4 race format (International Rafting Federation Rules apply)

Competition will take place in Sprint, Head-to-Head, Slalom and Downriver (Endurance).
Team GB selection will be ratified by the British Rafting International Selection Panel who will announce their decision within 48 hours of the competition closing (or sooner).

NOTE: Head-to-Head will follow the proposed IRF H2H Race Rule changes. Summary document can be found on the IRF website.

Subject to adherence with the British Rafting National Selection Policy 2018:

  • the top two teams in each age category will represent Great Britain at the 2018 IRF European Championship
  • the top team in each category will represent Great Britain at the 2018 IRF World Rafting Championship

At the point of event registration, each team member must be able to prove their identity and eligibility to represent Great Britain. 
In order to be eligible to represent Great Britain, each team member must be either a UK citizen or permanent resident for the last three years (and not have competed for any other (non-GB) national rafting team within that time). 
Each team member must also be a British Canoeing member if their team is selected to represent Great Britain – membership of British Canoeing is mandatory for each and every team member. 

IRF European Championship 2018
Čunovo, Bratislava, Slovakia
02-07 July 2018
R4 race format
Top two GB teams in each age category will be sent to race (subject to adherence with the British Rafting National Selection Policy 2018)

IRF World Rafting Championship 2018
Aluminé River, Aluminé / Villa Pehuenia, Neuquen, Argentina
03-10 November 2018
R4 race format
Top one GB team in each age category will be sent to race (subject to adherence with the British Rafting National Selection Policy 2018)