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.
The MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2012, the cream of kite boarding competing around Europe, finished once again. Five stops, five countries with 5 freestyle events, 5 racing events and 1 slalom event are done. Finally, 495 competitors participated on the European Championship Tour Event 2012. Thanks to all riders for that high attendance.
This year’s season has led the MINI KTE as well as the sport of kiteboarding to new heights and it will mirror nothing less than success and triumph for the upcoming season 2013.
In this spirit, we want to thank all competitors for memorable action on the water, helping hands for their support and all partners for the creation of the greatful MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2012.
Congratulations to all winners again for the amazing riding done at this special tour event!
Stay tuned for upcoming information on our website or facebook and twitter.
Read original article: KTE News:Thanks to all riders partners and helping hands for the fabulous MINI KTE 2012