Welcome to the International Kiteboarding Association

 

Our Vision

To grow, evolve and promote the sport of kiteboarding across the globe and across all disciplines.

 

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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 KTE Crew will leave Hamburg in about 13 days. A few days later the first Rider will fly or drive to Almanarre to compete at the first stop of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe. See below who will fight for the podium. 

Name Nationality
Sander Bos Tijn van Esch Bram Bast Luke Whiteside Nicolas Etienne Louk Timmer

Felix Maks

Mario Rodwald Valentin Garat Denis Taradin Dementiy Taradin Stefano Martinelli Nicolas Delmas Linus Erdmann Dylan van der Meij Konstantin Tuludis Jerrie van de Kop Daniel Sweeney George Dufty Aymeric Martin Steven Akkersdijk Jose M.Corniel Sebastian Wagner Victor Hays Rens v. der Schoot Marian Hund

Stefan Spiessberger

Annie van Esch Annelous Lammerts Meike Erichsen Mariska Wildenberg Nina Schumacher Julia Castro Christiansen Sabrina Lutz Kristiin Oja Hannah Whiteley Nanette van der Snoek Holly Kennedy

Thaïs Kriegel

Koen Schepers Ranno Rumm Ivan Doronin Viktoras Seputa Mindaugas Jonikas Maks Zakowski Margus Otsa James Johnsen Dimitri Lemoine Adrian Geislinger Jose Miguel Corniel Pierre Romain Axel Mazella Simone Santoni Enrico Tonon Pablo Sola Garcia SIMONE VANNUCCI Alejandro C.-Hernandez Benjamin Petit Mike Martin Leonardo Morelli Lachlan Doyle Nils Stolzlechner Sicallac Théo

Daniel Meier

Ariane Imbert Jade OConnor Tatiana Sysoeva Katja Roose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More Information

 

>>Website Almanarre Kite Master<<

Read original article: KTE News:Rider Update

   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite

 

KiteFoil Open

 

TT:R Open

 

TT:R Youth

 

Speed

male Oliver Bridge  United-Kindom      male Maxime Nocher  Monaco      male Atte Kappel  Sweden      male Victor Bachichet  France      male Rob Douglas  United-States  
female Steph Bridge   United-Kindom     female Anais Mai Desjardin  France     female Kirstyn O'Brien  United-States     female Jingle Chen  China     female Angely Bouillot  France  

   Top Rankings Expression

Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave

             

Strapless

 

Park

male Liam Whaley  Spain                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Pedro Matoz  Brazil      male Airton Cozzolino  Italy                  male Ewan Jaspen  Australia   
female Bruno Kajiya  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Ines Correia  Portugal      female N/A       female Colleen Carrol  United-States   

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