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.
The Notice of Race for the 2013 African Course Racing Championships has been published at http://www.internationalkiteboarding.org/images/documents/events/2013kitecourseracingafricansNoR.pdf
The event will be held from March 24 to 29 in Hurghada, Egypt, and organized by Royal Dream Tours in cooperation with Colona Watersports under supervision of the Egypt Sailing and Rowing Federation, and the IKA.
A total of 20000 EUR in prize money are up for grabs as well as important points for the IKA course racing world ranking to qualify for the 2013 world championships.
Application for a starting place must be made until 15.02.2013 latest. Applications received after this date are only accepted with IKA approval and subject to a 50 Euro late fee
IMPORTANT NOTE: this is a limited entry event with 115 places for man and 65 places for women freely available, to be distributed as follows:
One starting place for any nations best ranked sailor in the world ranking as of close of registration.
10% of the remaining places reserved for non-continental sailors, strictly by world ranking standing as of close of registration and preferably granted to sailors from paid up member associations
Remaining places reserved for continental sailors, strictly by world ranking standing as of close of registration and preferably granted to sailors from paid up member associations.
Continental citizenship is defined through the ISAF sailor ID.
Places not taken by continental sailors are becoming freely available.
You will be notified about your starting place or if you have been placed on the waiting list immediately after close of registration.
The registration is only completed after confirmation of your starting place and full payment of the entry fee.
For registration, follow this link: http://www.internationalkiteboarding.org/registration