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 under 18.

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.

 

179772 529511137096296 1045861840 nWith two days and eight qualifying races completed for the North American Kiteboard Racing Championship at St. Francis Yacht Club, the 74 kiters will now be split into Gold and Silver fleets for the Final Series to be held Thursday.

Leading the overall results at this stage is Johnny Heineken, with subdivision leaders as Adam Koch (Master), Adam Vance (Grand Master), and Erika Heineken (Women). Following the results on Thursday, the top ten will advance to the Platinum series where four additional races are scheduled.

 

Yesterday's results changed up a bit for today with the overall results still awaiting some protests. As it stands now, Johnny Heineken has a one point lead over Riccardo Leccese. Johnny took three bullets, getting upset in one heat by Adam Koch. Adam was on fire in his first heat. Adam and Johnny were neck and neck to a photo finish and Johnny exploded reaching to the line trying to gain back inches on Adam. Riccardo had some trouble in the second heat, taking fourth, but also getting trumped by Bryan Lake in another heat. The top six racers at the end of today are currently listed as Heineken, Leccese, Lake, Koch, Kender and Pasquali. Five of the top six racers being local regulars.

The women also had a change up since yesterday. Erika Heineken consistently pulls out four more strong races to maintain her first position, looking solid all day. Nuria Goma has a fantastic fourth heat and gains an overall position from third to second on Catherine Dufour.

The race committee headed by Robbie Dean is pulling some impressive timing for all the racers. Getting in four heats a day for two fleets takes lots of coordination. The new course layout helps racers on and off the beach. The timing between races is only five to ten minutes. This leads to great racing action all day long. Locals and tourists alike are asking about the races up and down the beach.

If you're in the area, you are definitely going to want to come down and view the action. If you can't make it, the St. Francis Yacht Club has lined up some great media coverage. See the links below for all the up to the minute updates. A huge thanks goes out to all the officials and volunteers involved.

Stay tuned for more action on June 5th!

Racing continues: June 6th, 2013 approximately 1pm

St. Francis Yacht Club Race Office website:

http://www.stfyc.com/Default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&pageid=379035&ssid=295833&vnf=1

Direct link to results:

http://sailwave.com/results/stfyc/2013kitenasqualificationseries.htm

Livestream! By Jamy Donaldson:

http://new.livestream.com/accounts/3511933/events/2152265?query=kite%20&cat=event

St. Francis Facebook site:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Francis-Yacht-Club-Racing/106175099461351

Twitter feed:

http://www.internationalkiteboarding.org

 

   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite (Foil)

 

KiteFoil Open

 

TT:R Slalom

 

Speed

male Oliver Bridge  United-Kindom                 male Maxime Nocher  Monaco                 male Narapichit Pudla  Thailand                 male Robert Douglas  United-States   
female Stephanie Bridge   United-Kindom      female Elena Kalinina  Russia      female Jingle Chen  China      female Angely Bouillot  France   

   Top Rankings Expression

Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave

             

Strapless

 

Park

male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Pedro Matoz  Brazil      male Matchu Lopez  Cape-Verde                  male Sam Light  United-Kindom   
female Estefania Rosa  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Ines Correia  Portugal      female N/A       female Karolina Winkowska  Poland   

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