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.
This is only a reminder to all interested manufacturers that the deadline to register equipment for the 2013 season is approaching fast.
For clarification: both boards AND kites are subject to the new registration scheme, with the deadline for registration being the 31st of December,2012. By this date, all paperwork must have been completed AND 10 pieces of equipment built.
Plaque IDs are issued on request to the IKA secretariat, with the Plaque artwork to be printed on boards AND kites.
Remember: the deadline is 31st of December 2012 and by that date all paperwork must be completed AND 10 pieces built. The registration scheme requires a proof of that to be sent to the secretariat as well.
If you have any further questions on that please get in touch with us immediately.