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 online Registration for the first stop of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe at the Almanarre Kite Master is now closed. If you still like to take part at the competition you need to register at the Event (Wednesday 29th May 15:00-17:30).
Only a few starter spots are left for Men Freestyle and Course Racing. The wind forecast look really good to run both disciplines easily.
On Sunday the Kitesurf Tour Europe Crew will fly to France to start the set-up of the Event Area. On Wednesday, the Registration will be from 15:00-17:30 - don't be late and bring all necessary papers.
All Rider please read the program and the Notice of Race (for Freestyler as well).
Here the final update of all registered Rider for France
MEN FREESTYLESander Bos Tijn van Esch Bram Bast Luke Whiteside Nicolas Etienne Louk Timmer Felix Maks Mario Rodwald Valentin Garat Denis 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 Miguel Corniel Sebastian Wagner Victor Hays Rens Van der Schoot Marian Hund Stefan Spiessberger Emiel Rense Johnno Scholte Stefan Permien Ben Bowd David Marín Fuentes Florian Gruber Olly Bridge Jurriaan Van Putten Botta Didier Erwin Gruber Liam Whaley Niklas Imaz de Zavella Paul Serin
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COURSE RACING MENKoen 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 Climent Hernandez Benjamin Petit Mike Martin Leonardo Morelli Lachlan Doyle Nils Stolzlechner Théo Sicallac Daniel Meier Igor Danilov Roy Rodwald David Marín Fuentes Julien Kerneur Florian Gruber Olly Bridge Romain Castel Erwin Gruber Alessandro Di Benedetto Lorenzo Giovannelli Maxime Nocher Andrea Beverino
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COURSE RACING WOMENAriane Imbert Jade O'Connor Tatiana Sysoeva Katja Roose Steph Bridge
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