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IRF Rafting Guide and Safety Kayak Workshops, Rescue 3 – 2020

In early spring time, Adventure Net will be hosting several IRF workshops for Rafting guides, Trip Leaders and Whitewater Rescue 3 Technician Pro. Since 1997 the International Rafting Federation is recognised as the world governing body for Rafting Sport, while main focus for the organization is the safety while practicing rafting, both as commercial and sport activities and events. This is why each year are arranged several workshops and assessments all over the world, which have to keep high level of safety and professionalism in this sport.
You could find more details about the workshops below.
Dates: will be announced soon
Location: Struma river, Kresna Gorge, Simitli-Kresna, Bulgaria
Alejandro C. Giordano – IRF Guide and Safety Craft Instructor class 4, Advanced Water Rescue 3 Instructor.
Rescue 3 Training provider: Karma Turismo Activo

Local organizer:,


Workshop I: RG, TL and SK Workshop & Assessment
Dates: will be announced soon  Duration: 3 days
During the workshop you will get the opportunity to train and to be assessed for Raft Guide, Trip Leader and Safety Kayak.

Monday, 30 March – Theory and River training 

8:30 IRF philosophy, equipment, river signals

11:00 Knots, anchors and MA

13:30 Lunch

14:30 Boat and Kayak Safety Talk, Swimming, Throw-bag

17:00 Wrap up

Tuesday, 31 March – River training and assessments

8:30 Raft maneuvers, flips and rights

11:00 Assessments (flips, MA)

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Rafting Guide Assessment

17:00 Theory exam

Wednesday, 1 April – Assessments

8:30 Trip Leader and Safety Kayak Assessments

13:30 Lunch

14:30 Trip Leader and Safety Kayak Assessments

17:00 Individual debrief and ending ceremony

IRF Admin fees not included.
Price: 150 euro per person.

All candidates will need to provide a full valid first aid certificate including CPR. All candidates will also need to provide up to date logbook or experience letter.

Workshop II: White Water Rescue Technician for Professionals. Rescue 3 Europe
Rescue 3 Training provider: Karma Turismo Activo
Dates: will be announced soon  Duration: 3 days
3 days of intense internationally recognised Whitewater rescue for river professionals The workshop finishes with exam.

Thursday, 2 March – Theory and River training

8:30 Rescue 3 philosophy, hydrology, equipment

11:00 Knots

13:30 Lunch

14:30 Swimming, throw bags and tether rescue

17:00 Wrap up

Friday, 3 March – Theory, River training and night activity

8:30 Search theory, pre-planning, incident management, poor visibility operations

10:00 Anchors and MA

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Shallow water crossing, tension diagonal, foot entrapment, boat rescue

20:00 Night exercise (2 hours)

Saturday, 4 March – River training

9:00 Boat wraps, strainer swim, flips and rights

13:30 Lunch

14:30 In-water casualty management, boats on a highline, wrap up, case studies

17:00 Ending ceremony
Rescue 3 Registration & Teaching pack included.
Price: 200 euro.
All candidate should be up to 18 years old, confident swimmers with white water experience (raft guide, kayaking etc.)

Workshop III: IRF Workshop + Rescue 3
Rescue 3 Training provider: Karma Turismo Activo
Dates: will be announced soon  Duration: 6 days

Intensive 6-day workshop that will give you the opportunity to gain some excellent training & experience.

For full program, please check the two workshops above.

Price: 300 euro per person.
All candidates will need to provide a full valid first aid certificate including CPR. and to provide up to date logbook or experience letter.


IRF exam

Date: will be announced soon

Assessment for raft guides and trip leaders in the last day of the workshop.
Price: 50 euro per person.

All candidates will need to provide a full valid first aid certificate including CPR, up to date logbook or experience letter.

An additional tax of 30 euro should be paid on spot for logistic costs.

The cost does not include the following:

· Travel costs to & from Adventure net rafting centre
· Food & Accommodation (available through Adventure net rafting centre)
· IRF Admin fees
· Personal travel & medical insurance.

Each participant should have:

– First aid certification.
– Full equipment (paddle, helmet, life jacket, throw bag, knife, and flip-line). If you need any equipment, we can provide it upon a request.

Registration and Payment should be made in advance:

Additional information: The Whitewater Rescue Technician – Professional (WRT-PRO) workshop is designed for professional river users who require a rescue capability in a whitewater environment, eg. raft guides, safety kayakers. Recreational paddlers should take the WRT-REC workshop.

International Rafting Federation Fee:

In order to be included in the IRF’s guide database, each participant hat to pay registration fee to the IRF. Guides: 60$, Trip Leaders: 90$.
You need to provide to your Instructor the following information:
· Your date of birth
· A current Red Cross first aid certificate (FAC) or equivalent with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
· Log book recording each run, signed by the Trip Leader or Operations Manager of the Company.

Accommodation & Food:

· Tents & cabins in Adventure Net rafting base camp
· Local hotels and family houses in the nearby area
· If you need reservation or some other equipment – please contact us .
· Dining options in the region – at the Adventure Net camp, local restaurants nearby, or self-catering in Kresna and Simitli stores. You could buy and prepare food yourself as well.
· Oshtava mineral baths are near the Adventure Net camp.

*Changes in the program are possible depending on weather and other unforeseeable events for which all participants will be informed accordingly.


Contacts:, office: +359(02) 9446765
Emilia Begunova Phone: +359 888889371