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.
In 2013 a new media director will join the PKRA. Jacqueline Lage did such a great job in 2012 that she was recruited by a start up in California; we wish her the best in her new endeavors. Antoine Jaubert will be the media director for the 2013 season; he will also keep his position as a fix judge on the PKRA and will attend all the events.
Antoine has been involved in the kitesurfing industry since the beginning. He started kitesurfing in 1999 and competing in 2002 on the world tour, the Red bull events, and many local events. In 2006 he started a kitesurfing school and shop in Puerto Rico and judging on the PKRA, in 2008 he became a full time judge on the tour.
Antoine Graduated from the College of Charleston, SC in 2001 with a BS in International Business and a BA in Literature. In 2009 he finished nursing school at the Inter Americana University in Puerto Rico.
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