Welcome to the International Kiteboarding Association

 

Our Vision

To grow, evolve and promote the sport of kiteboarding across the globe and across all disciplines.

 

For more information please also visit our topic specific websites:

 

Formula Kite

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.

 
 

KiteFoil GoldCup

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.

 
 

Slalom

Slalom on TT:R (TwinTip boards) has been selected as the discipline and equipment for the Youth Olympic Games 2018 in Buenos Aires.

The focus of this high-octane discipline is on equipment handling and technique and includes reaching starts, reaching courses, and obstacels to jump.

 
 

Expression

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.

 
 

Youth Olympics

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.

 
 

Olympic and Regional Games

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.

 

There has been a typo in the originally posted class AGM date. Please find the corrected version below.

This is to give notice under clause 8.9 of the IKA constitution, that the 2012 IKA class AGM will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2013, from 0900 in the Council Room at the CONI Federation Palace( Palazzo delle Federazioni ), Viale Tiziano n.74, Roma.

Please note, that only members in good standing (e.g. having paid their membership fees) are entitled to vote on the AGM.

The closest Airports are Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino. Recommended Hotel to stay is HOTEL VILLA GLORI, http://www.gruppoloan.it/it/vg/home.html


The agenda of the Class AGM will comprise of

a) Previous Minutes

b) Chairmans Report

c) Executive Secretary’s Report

d) Financial Statement

e) Submissions including those to change Class Rules and Constitution

f) Elections

g) any other business

The deadline for submissions and nominations for elections is January 04, 12:00 GMT. A complete agenda with all submissions to be voted on will be published immediately thereafter.

Submissions and nominations can only be accepted from members in good standing (e.g. having paid their membership fee) and the executive committee, and in accordance with the IKA constitution.

Rules of procedure:

 

  • All submissions shall state their purpose and or objective.
  • If the submission proposes a change to existing Class Rules, Championship Rules or other regulations, please insert the current version in the proposal, highlighting new wording as bold and underlined, and text to be deleted as double struck through.
  • Every submission to be voted on requires a proposer and a seconder. If a submission fails to have either a proposer or seconder, it will not be further discussed.
  • All voting to be done by simple majority, in other words the option with the most votes wins, and abstentions are irrelevant.
    For voting which is changing class rules or constitution, a 2/3rd majority constituted as above is necessary.
  • Members in good standing are entitled to nominate a proxy if they are not able to attend personally. Proxy forms may be requested via email from the IKA secretariat.

   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite

 

KiteFoil Class

 

TT:R Slalom

 

Speed

male Oliver Bridge  United-Kindom                 male Maxime Nocher  Monaco                 male Narapichit Pudla  Thailand                 male Robert Douglas  United-States   
female Stephanie Bridge   United-Kindom      female Elena Kalinina  Russia      female Jingle Chen  China      female Angely Bouillot  France   

   Top Rankings Expression

Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave

             

Strapless

 

Park

male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Pedro Matoz  Brazil      male Matchu Lopez  Cape-Verde                  male Sam Light  United-Kindom   
female Estefania Rosa  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Ines Correia  Portugal      female N/A       female Karolina Winkowska  Poland   

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