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.
In an event that already promises to be one hell of a finals for the KTA 11/12 Asia Tour we are now please to be able to announce and extra bonus event.
OLD SKOOL will be added into the mix as a show piece for this exciting airstyling discipline. The event has been added at the special request of the local organisers and the Pingtan County Peoples Government who think the people of Pingtan will be blown away to see kiters going big.
The aim will be for the Old Skool action to take place over the weekend to more local people the opportunity to come and watch the show and as an added incentive there will be cash and equipment prizes for the top three women and men showing how it all goes when you don’t ‘unhook’.
For the guys there will be US$ 1000 up for grabs for the winner, with equipment prize bags for the riders in second and third places. For the girls the winner will take away US$500 with further equipment prizes bags again for second and third.
Now one more reason to be on Pingtan Island in China from the 16-20 May!
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