European Rafting Championship, Event Details and Information #1

2. 3. 2023


21st – 27th August 2023


Vltava River , The Czech Republic

  • Lipno nad Vltavou
  • České Vrbné
  • Vyšší Brod


The Union of Boaters of The Czech Republic


  • R4 + R6 / U19M, U19W, U23M, U23W, OM, OW, MM, MW
  • Due to the race schedule it’s not possible to share crew members between categories
    U19/U23/Open and between categories Open/Masters. That applies to whole teams as well.
  • Sharing of crew members between category R4 and R6 is possible and recommended.


  • Sprint
  • Head 2 Head
  • Slalom
  • Downriver

Costs, Entry fee

  • Max. 150 EUR per person, will be specified later

Race Location, Venues


České Vrbné (sprint, H2H, slalom)

Lipno & Vyšší Brod (downriver race)


Day 1, 21st August (Mon.)

Location: České VrbnéAt any timeArrival

Day 2, 22nd August (Tue.)

Location: České VrbnéMorning
  • Registration
  • Captains meeting
Location: Vyšší BrodAfternoon
  • DR mandatory training
    • R4: U19, U23, OW, MW
    • R6: U19, U23

Day 3, 23rd August (Wed.)

Location: České VrbnéMorning
  • Sprint R4, R6
  • H2H R4, R6
  • Prize giving ceremony
  • Captains meeting

Day 4, 24th August (Thu.)

Location: České VrbnéMorning
  • Slalom R4
  • Slalom R6
  • Prize giving ceremony
  • Captains meeting

Day 5, 25th August (Fri.)

Location: Vyšší BrodMorning
  • Downriver race R4 U19, U23, OW, MW
  • Downriver race R6 U19, U23
Location: LoučoviceAfternoon
  • DR mandatory training
    • R4: OM, MM
    • R6: OM, MM, MW
Location: České VrbnéEvening
  • Prize giving ceremony
  • Captains meeting

Day 6, 26th August (Sat.)

Location: LoučoviceMorning
  • DR mandatory training
    • R4: OM, MM
    • R6: OM, MM, MW
Location: České VrbnéEvening
  • Captains meeting

Day 7, 27th August (Sun.)

Location: LoučoviceMorning
  • Downriver race
    • R4: OM, MM
    • R6: OM, MM, MW
  • Prize giving ceremony DR and overall
  • Closing ceremony

The organizer reserves the right to change the race schedule.


Team registration and Deadline

  • Each country shall inform the organizer of the number of starting teams in each R4 and R6 category by ̇March 31st, ̇2023.
  • Deadline for registration and payment via bank transfer is June 30th, 2023.

Overseas teams

All IRF members are allowed to compete at the European Championships, however only teams from Europe will be awarded medals. In practice, teams from overseas are welcome to compete too, but only in slalom, sprint and downriver.

Results will be separate.





  • Medals for top three teams in each discipline and category
  • Cup for the overall winner team
  • Prize giving ceremony every racing day with national flags


Each team is responsible for their own transport. Organizer provides transport only during the downriver mandatory training and race. Organizer also provides the transport of boats from České Vrbné to Lipno nad Vltavou.


Organizer does not provide accommodation. It is fully arranged by the teams separately. The organizer will recommend camps, hotels, apartments and hostels.


Organizer will provide refreshments at the race course during the race – fruit, bakery, sweets, water,
tea, coffee etc. and refreshment during the closing ceremony.




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