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.
With those nice winter monsoon winds starting to settle in on is it’s great to be able to welcome the latest recruit to the KTA Race CenterProject over in Pranburi Thailand.
The Pranburi KTA Race Centerwill be Thailand’s second Centerto give you the opportunity to learn all the skills you need to ride and even race the new Olympic class kiteboards. Hosted by Kitezone at the same location as the successful KTA Thailand Tour stops and the 2012 Asian Course Race Championships you know you will be heading for the right location to get the best out of your new kiteboard challenge .
The Pranburi KTA Race Centeris something of a first also for the project with its first male/female Race Trainer team in the shape of Asian Champion Narapichit Pudla (Yo) and Benyapa Jantawan (Fon).
So it’s your chance for some top tuition at a top location, so get over there now and learn or hire your socks off !
Also watch out for the future downwind freeride RB sessions that we know are in the pipeline. It’s not all just about the racing, join the Pranburi crew and have some fun.
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