The Formula Kite class is a high performance hydrofoiling class using regulated series registered production equipment freely available.
For Regional Games and a possible inclusion in the Olympic Games, one hydrofoil model and one kite model will be selected for a plain level playing field and to avoid an arms race.
The KiteFoil class is a full development class with minimal equipment limitation, allowing brands to test the latest equipment on the market.
The GoldCup tour is the sports premium event series with events all around the world and a strong focus on media production and prize money level.
The Expression Disciplines currently include Freestyle, Big Air, Wave Riding, Strapless Freestyle and Park. Competition is judged on difficulty and execution rather than "first past the post".
The future governance of the world tour / world championships is currently under discussion between World Sailing, IKA, and the Kiteboarding Industry.
Kiteboarding has been included in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games with a boardercross event on IKA TwinTip:Racing equipment, for boys and girls under 18.
Have a look here to learn more about equipment limitations, formats and qualification opportunities.
The IKA continues to campaign for an inclusion of kiteboarding in the 2020 Tokyo Games and several Regional Games on One Design Kitefoiling Equipment.
The Formula Kite class is the only afforadable solution for emerging and developing nations to compete in high performance classes and ticks all boxes of the IOC requirements, especially for youth and media appeal.
We are happy to announce our first industry partner for the season 2013 – North Kiteboarding.
Like last year North Kiteboarding will support the Kitesurf Tour Europe. The company is one of the top suppliers on the market and stands for high quality and innovative design.
Their Team Riders like Mario Rodwald, Stefan Spiessberger, Luke Whiteside, Florian Gruber, Maxime Nocher, Steph Bridge and Sabrina Lutz were very successful at the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013. They push the sport and share the passion for Kiteboarding as much as we do. With a wide range of different kites and boards they cover all needs of a kitesurfer. Next to the gear they offer Harnesses, Footpads, Bags and Apparel as well. North Kiteboarding develops the equipment together with their Team Riders and Designers which leads to an innovative and fashionable design.
To find out more about their products or Team Riders check their website and facebook fanpage. We look forward to another great and successful season with North Kiteboarding.
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