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.
The thermal wind picked up to about 15 knots and two races were run. On the women side, Smunty won the first race and Arroyo won the second race. The day wrapped up with a beautiful prize ceremony crowning Bryan Lake and Smunty as the winners of the Slalom and Langeree and Smunty won the freestyle.
The wind was a steady 15 knots and riders were riding their 11 and 13 meter kites. Once again all the favorites advanced to the final. Adam Koch came back strong and overtook Kerneur to move into second. Lake stayed in front and won his fifth consecutive race.The final race of the event was set up with two half feet semifinals and an eight-man final. All the competitors were within meters of the start line when the green flag went up and were already going full speed to the first Mark. Julien Kernuer went on to win his first race followed by Adam Withington who got a second place finish.
\"Slalom is a relax approach to competitive racing, going full speed, touching kites and being fair play.After six races Brian was first, Julien was second and Adam Whitington was third.
Arroyo was still extremely consistenet and won the last race giving her a scond overall.Alex pastor and Kevin Langeree came out before the closing ceremony to put on the freestyle exhibition. There were both landing technical handle passes like the back mobe’s and flat 3’s, while also doing some old-school moves.“It is great to show the public the latest moves and big air tricks that are really fun to do” -Kevin Langeree
It was a great ceremony on the beach with all the riders coming to cheer on winners and for the winners to claim their trophies and prizes.
Read original article: PKRA News:Lake and Smunty Win the MINI World Cup