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.
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
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: