World Rafting Championship (WRC) is the highest whitewater competition event for rapid running
community. Indonesian Rapid Running Feder ation (FAJI) as the national body for rafting
will host WRC in 2015. One of the provisions to host International Rafting Feder ation (IRF) is organizing
Pre World Rafting Championship (WRC) a year before the implementation of the WrC 2015.
Pre WRC committee headed by Marine Second Division Commander, Brigadier General (Marine) Denny
Kurniadi. Supported by Indonesia Marine Corps, operator of rafting tour companies operating in Citarik
and district governments of Sukabumi as well as Ministry of Tourism. The competition itself occurred
from December 1st till 3rd December, 2014. The competition consist of four disciplines. Sprint and
Head To Head competed on the first day, Monday. Tuesday the second day Slalom race,
and the last day Wednesday, December 3rd, Down River Race.
In the category of women, DKI domination was unrivaled. The whole first place of all four
discipline swept by the girls from Indonesia capital. They gained a perfect 1000 score. Alternately West
Java was ranked second in the Sprint and Head To Head, North Sulawesisecond at Slalom,
and Banten ranks second in the Down River Race.
In the Men's category with West Java against Jakarta competition is very tight. Till day two of the
competition DKI superiority only gain 12 points above its rival West Jawa. In Race Down River Race first
place is granted 400 points, Second place gets 352 points. Any of the two rivals who came out to be the
winner will win the overall rank. The overall winner will represent Indonesia in the World Rafting
The confirmation of Indonesia as the host meant a good chance of achieving the highest rank.
Jakarta and West Java both of course wanted to represent the Red White national flag in the
Finally DKI won the overall when their boat passed the finish line after a grueling 12kilometers long
river rapids running. The men of DKI fought their course among the four teams of each departure.
During Down River Race all competitor are batched into groups of four boats. The first departure
pukul8.30 Capital team, competing with West Java, Jakarta 2 (second team) and Central Java . DKI
succeeded in stopping the clock at 50 minutes 59,48 second. While West Java was slower by one
minute 4,23 second only.
Both female and male teams from DKI will represent Indonesia for the six rowers or IRF WRC R6,
in November-December 2015 at Citarik - Cicatih Sukabumi, West Java.
Pieter Bekkers (56) International Rafting Federation (IRF) delegate rate the organizing of
Pre the World Rafting Championship as good. All IRF requirements such fasilities of
lodging, consumption and equipment are adequate. Pieter Bekkers from Holland even praised the supporting committee of the Indonesia Marine Corps, also the
Communities as juror, rescue teams and technical personnel of the races. As well as the tour operator
Arus Liar, Caldera, Kaki Langit and Selaras in Citarik River Subdistrict Cikidang ,Sukabumi.
Pre-WRC supported by the Navy Marine Corps of the Republic of Indonesia, where May Je n Marine
Faridz Washington is the Chairman of the Board of (PB) FAJI. Ministry of Tourism and the Local
Government of Sukabumi also supported the organizing of the international event.
Meet you all next year at IRF World Rafting Championship 2015, Citarik Citatih Sukabumi, Indonesia.
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