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 KTA Race Center Hainan is set to double the opportunity for you to get racing with the addition of new locations to cover the different wind seasons and re-mix of Host Locations.
Things are moving quickly in Hainan with the first KTA Race Center location now being hosted by
Kite 365 with its Race Trainer Nick Ning offering both summer and winter monsoon locations to train from over in Sanya , meaning there is no need to be missing out on that opportunity to master the art of riding a Race board and finding out what new chances this skill will give you out there on the water. So if you’re in the Sanya area then give Nick a call.
In addition to Sanya the Hainan KTA Race Center would like to introduce and welcome its newest Race Trainer Li Jin Guan (AKA Aguan) who will be getting you up and running out of one of the island’s newest kiting locations King Bay in Boao which sits on the East Coast between Sanya and Haikou.
This is one stunning location with protected flat water areas and good wind conditions so idea for getting out on a race board and cruising. So if you are taking on the island from its northern and arriving by air or seas via Haikou then you now have a close at hand location to head for.
Together Boao and Sanya will give everybody a great opportunity to take advantage of what a KTA Race Center has to offer. It’s a fantastic collaboration between two of China’s top riders and we look forward to seeing them coaching some top new riders into the KTA race scene over the coming seasons.
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