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IRF Guide Training and Education programme - April, 2014.

Raft guide and trip leader course and assessment in Bovec, Slovenia, 2014.

Every rafter who would like to be certified by IRF is wellcome on our IRF course and assessment, wich is organized by Gyula Takacs (IRF class 5 instructors)

Location: Slovenia, Bovec, Soča river class II-IV
Date: Guide course: April 20-25, 2014.  / TL course: April 27-30, 2014.
Language: English


Gyula Takacs (IRF Instructor 4/5)

Programme for the guide candidates:

Meeting: April 20, 2014, Sunday 19.00, Bovec centre, Adventure Center Bovec

For detailed program check the IRF Guide Training Program.
21. Monday 9.00-19.00, Theory and basic Rescue Techniques
22. Tuesday 9.00-19.00, Rafting techniques
23. Wednesday 9.00-19.00, River Signals and Advanced Rescue Techniques
24. Thursday 9.00-19.00, Emergency scenarios
25. Friday 9.00-19.00, IRF Guide Assessments

Programme for the Trip Leader candidates:

27. Sunday: meeting at 19.00, 
28-29. Monday: Theory and advanced rescue technics, scenarious
30. Wednesday: Assessments

Candidates will be split in groups according to their level and previous experience.

In order to make your guide award current you must provide your Instructor the following:

1.A current Red Cross first aid certificate (FAC) or equivalent with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). (Less than 2 years old).

2.Log book recording each run, signed by the Trip Leader or Operations Manager of the company.

Participation Fee: 350 Eur for Guide and 150 Eur for Trip Leader candidates

what's include:

  • Registration fees of the IRF
  • Transport to the river
  • Raft and paddles during the course
  • Instructor fees
  • Copies of the materials (IRF river signals, award scheme, GTE programme, multiple choice exame)

what's not include:

  • Accomodation
  • Food and river lunch
  • Personal equipment


The Soča river is one of the most beautyful river in Europe with his emerald color and variation of rapids. A perfect place to run our new methods of teatching and to improve your skills at any level.

All equipment are used during the course belong to us and they are the new generation for white water sports.

We need a minimum number of 6 participants to run the Guide course.

For Trip Leader Course the minimum Number of participants is 4. Until 6 candidates we can keep the programme as it is. In case we have 7 or more participants, the programme is going to be one day longer.

If You need help to book accomodation contact:

Stores and restaurants available in Bovec.

So pack up your gear and come to join us!

Further info:

Aviable links:

Adventure-Center - 5230 Bovec, Trg golobarskih žrtev 38. | Phone: (+386) 41 592-551