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".

World Sailing, IKA and GKA have agreed to share the responsibilities for the Expression Disciplines with the Open World Titles awarded through professional tours.

 
 

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 born between 2000 and 2003.

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.

 

The Notice of Race for the 2013 North Americans has been published. The event will be held from 03 to 07 of June, 2013, at Chrissy Field, San Francisco, and hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club.

The Notice of Race can be found here: http://www.internationalkiteboarding.org/images/documents/events/2013northamericansNoR.pdf

Registrations are accepted with immediate effect, and applications can be made here: http://www.internationalkiteboarding.org/registration

Please note that the event is ENTRY LIMITED to 80 men and 40 women, selected as stated in the Notice of Race. Applying sailors will be informed immediately after close of registration (13 of May, 2013) and then have to pay the entry fee within 10 days to secure their starting place. Places not taken will go to the waiting list thereafter and the original application becomes VOID.

Registration is also still open for the South American Championships, held directly in the week after San Francisco in Bonaire. The Notice of Race and the registration form can be found at http://www.internationalkiteboarding.org/registration, the registration deadline for the South and Middle American Championships is 15 of May, 2013.

The European Championships will be held in Gizzeria, Italy, from 23 till 28 of July, 2013. Notice of Race and Registration link can be found as well at http://www.internationalkiteboarding.org/registration

All the events listed above are part of the qualification to the kiteracing world championships 2013, to be held in Hainan Island, China, end of November. The last event counting for the qualification will be Cork OCR, middle of August. The world ranking after Cork will be used to determine the participants of the 2013 world championships.

   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite

 

KiteFoil Open

 

TT:R Open

 

TT:R Youth

 

Speed

male Nico Parlier  France      male Axel Mazella  France      male Martin Dolenc  Croatia      male Cameron Maramenides  United-States      male Alex Caizergues  France  
female Daniela Moroz  United-States     female A. Desjardins  France     female Jingle Chen  China     female Sofia Tomasoni  Italy     female Hannah Whiteley  United-Kindom  

   Top Rankings Expression

Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave

             

Strapless

 

Park

male Carlos Mario  Brazil                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Airton Cozzolino  Italy      male Airton Cozzolino  Italy                  male Sam Light  United-Kindom   
female Bruno Kajiya  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Moona White  United-States      female N/A       female Annelous Lammerts  Netherlands   

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