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.
Yesterday, March 1, 2013, marked the end of the 2013 KSP riders application period. Application is now closed for all riders aspiring to compete on the 2013 wave world championship tour. A total of 67 male and 26 female athletes submitted their applications (including tour and single event submissions). The evaluation and selection process in accordance with the qualification system released on February 2nd will start immediately.
According to the qualification system the top 10 male riders (Keahi DeAboitiz, Mitu Monteiro, Airton Cozzolino, Patri McLaughlin, Guilly Brandao, Sebastian Ribeiro, Luke McGillewie and Filippe Ferreira) and top 5 female riders (Jalou Langeree, Ines Correia, Ninja Bichler, Milla Ferreira and Kirsty Jones) of the 2012 KSP world ranking will be contacted by the KSP and offered this year’s tour license. Each of these riders will have until March 15th to accept their tour license.
All other applicants will be awaiting the official announcement of the IKA, which will unveil the list of riders to receive the highly coveted spots on this year’s KSP world championship tour, joining the pre-qualified top seeds. A full list of male riders that have applied for a tour license reads as follows: Marciel Matchu Almeida, Luis Matias Almeida Brito, Johnny Berger, Ralph Boelen, Bastien Bollard, Guilly Brandao, Lionel Caputo, Ryan Coote, Sebastian Diego Correia Ribeiro, Airton Cozzolino, Keahi de Aboitiz, Matthew Elsasser, Etienne Lhote, Diogo Fernandes, Filippe Ferreira, Enrico Giordano, Gonçalo Gomes, Pedro Henrique, George Ide, Abel Lago, Kevin Langeree, Dimitri Lemoine, Luke McGillewie, Patri McLaughlin, Oteniel Jorge Mitu Monteiro, Mark Moore, Sergey Mysovskiy, Maurício Pedreira, Cruser Putnam, Ran Rave, Jose Nascimento Silva, Skyler Solbach, João Stopani
A full list of female riders that have applied for a tour license read as follows: Kalia Aguera, Ninja Bichler, Kristin Boese, Carol Bolstad, Isa Cohen, Inês Correia, Milla Ferreira, Melissa Gil, Adriana Harlan, Kirsty Jones, Suzanne Kuiper, Jalou Langeree, Erika Lindberg, Lilian Malschaert, Marie Gautron, Marina Marselli, Thalita Pinheiro Da Silva, Kari Schibevaag, Moona Whyte
Male riders that have applied to participate in one or more single events include: Wesley Anderson, Chris Armitage, Grant Baker, Bastien Bollard, Tiago Candelot, Brandon Cordina, Olivier Coubrun, Todd Davis, Stephan de Figueiredo, Paulo Diaz, Sean Facey, Diogo Paes Fernandes, Damien Girardin, Colin Heckroodt, Ewan Hill, Guillermo Jimenez Muñoz, Top Hat Kevin Senn, William King, Raoni Lemos, Kai Lenny, Jon Modica, Aarón Navares, Josh Nehf, Juan Pablo Padilla, Paulino Pereira, Cruser Putnam, Patrick Rebstock, Philippe Renauldon, Jesse Richman, Borja Rodríguez Garfias, Julio Roig López, Brian Smith, Andrea Tringale, Juan José Vázquez Faza, Ian Warner, Frederick Zamora
Female riders that have applied to participate in one or more single events include:Kalia Aguera, Michel Blinkhorn, Kristin Boese, Carol Bolstad, Dominique Granger, Simone Klug, Erika Lindberg, Lilian Malschaert,Marina Marselli, Almudena Naranjo, Michelle Smith, Alma Suárez Zamora, Glennel Warren, Moona Whyte