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 that Lewis Crathern will be our Tour Commentator during the KTE 2013.
Every Event needs a good commentator to lead the Riders and the Visitors through each Event-Day. With his knowledge about Kiteboarding and his good connection to the participants, we have a great new team member on board.
Lewis says: "I am over the moon to be providing the commentary for the KTE this year. One of my major passions is to deliver kiteboarding to the general public as well as the kitesurfing community. The KTE is really shaping up to be a major tour on the Kitesurfing Calendar and I am really looking forwards to being at the events. My vision for these events is to provide accurate commentary in a way that everybody can understand."
The BEST-Teamrider is 4 x British Champion, he did the Brighton Pier Jump in 2010, became first at the RedBull Len10 Megaloop Challenge 2012 and 5 th at the Red Bull King of the Air 2013.
The past six years he commentated for example the RedBull Megaloop Challenge, the RedBull King of the Aur, the Big Air Open, the British Championships and the Atlantic Watersports Games.
Lewis - welcome to our Team - we will have a fantastic year at the KTE 2013!
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