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.
More good news for the KTA Race Center Project as two board specialist companies lean their support.
MHL who provide both custom and the IKA production series NJA boards will be backing the project by supplying boards to the KTA Race Center network at a level that will allow them to build up a good training and hire fleet, which gives you the chance to learn and get out on the water without a massive cash out before you get to grips with the art of race board riding.
Check out the MHL Website for more info
Underground Kiteboards have been backing the KTA Asia Tour throughout the 11/12 season and it is fantastic they have also extended this support into enabling the initial batch of KTA Race Centers to get off the ground also. Both the Thailand Pranburi and China Hainan Race Centers have benefited from support given by Underground and of course this season Asian Champion Yo Narapichit Pudla took his title riding these boards.
Check out more info on Undergrounds Website
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