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 have been getting a lot of feedback in the buildup to the first round of this seasons KTA Asia Tour that a lot of the locally based riders from Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia were disappointed that due to their work demands and lack of holiday time available to them that they could not join the competition over on Bintan from the 20 – 24th February.
So we have come up with a cunning plan and decided to add a special Weekend Warriors Fun Race.
This will as an additional sub-class within the TT Race Class to give more local riders the chance to to join for the weekend and get the full KTA experience. Special Weekend Warrior Fun Race registration sessions will be set up at the Agro Hotel, the competitions host location, on the Friday evening and Saturday morning to give everyone the max chance to get in on the action.
Registration is US$ 50 to race for the weekend which get riders the full event rider’s registration bag and competition lycra, special weekend rates and other rider discounts at the Agro hotel, free entry to the Mid-Event and Awards Party, plus some nice prizes for those riders tat end up at the top of the Weekend Warrior pack.
This is an onsite registration only, so no need to register online, but you do need to book your hotel space at either the Agro Resort or its sister Hotel the Cabanna.
You can do this direct with the Agro Beach for either hotel – http://www.agrobeach.com/ just remember to tell them you are taking part in the KTA to get the special event room rate.
So all you riders from Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia come and join at the first KTA event ever in your part of the region, there will be great competition, a bunch of cool parties and a whole pile of good kiting folk from far and wide to meet and hang out with.
See you there !
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