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".
World Sailing, IKA and GKA have agreed to share the responsibilities for the Expression Disciplines with the Open World Titles awarded through professional tours.
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.
News about the upcomig season will be out as soon as possible. For this moment we have some news from Rike from the sunny Cape Town!
What is next? We can tell you that in the next weeks we will keep you updated about the winter training of some KTE Riders. I will stay in Cape Town for a few weeks and will for sure try to get some nice pictures from the KTE Riders who are in South Africa as well.
I already met Jan Rogge, Johnno Scholte, Steven Akkersdijk, Finn Behrens, Mario, Melissa and Roy Rodwald, Luke Whiteside, Simon Wichtermann, Ben Bowd and our Freestyle Judge Bas Koole. German KTE Rider Dirk Hanel is around with the North Kiteboarding Team to test the equipment for 2014.
In a couple of weeks the KTE Season 2013 will start in France. By the end of the month the fourth Tourstop should be confirmed, so that we can publish as soon as possible the Notice of Race for this season.
What else will we do?
We will introdcue step by step our Judges and Teammembers. We will keep you updated about our Sponsors and Partners. We will publish with the help of our participants a Database which inlcludes all relevant information about our Riders.
Do you have any questions to the KTE Riders we mentioned before? Your chance to send us a via Facebook questions - we will try to find the Riders and get their answers. Your chance to win an original competition Lycra!
Post your best picture from your kitesession at our Facebook Fanpage - in a week we will announce the lucky winner!
>>Let the season begin<<
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