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 MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe will visit the top spot of The Hague / Scheveningen September 26th.-29th 2013.
It will be the third leg of the official European Championship for Freestyle Kitesurfing. “We are happy to host the European top athletes of this wonderful young kiteboardsport and give this event an unique setting at the Hague. We are in a great history and building on the future of beachwatersports like Windsurfing, Kiteboarding, Surfing and Catamaran sailing events and are sure to leave a fingerprint in the memories of the Kiteboarding community visiting us” thus Mr. Karsten Klein, council member and responsible for Youth, Wellbeing and Sport in The Hague.
It will be a chance to support the strong fleet of dutch riders in their competitions against the best riders from all over Europe. After the first event in the South of France at the Almanarre Kite Master 95 riders from over 14 countries proved that the Dutch Kiteboarding community is definitely in the position to get on the podium also in Scheveningen.
In Freestyle kitesurfing only German Mario Rodwald as an acting European Champion, Spanyard Liam Whaley and Austrian Stefan Spiessberger were in front of Dutch rider Jerrie van de Kop placed fourth.
At least with the women’s Freestyle the Hague will be the home run for the Dutch title-holder 2012 Annelous Lammerts (age – from)
The Hague native Katja Roose struggeled to take the leadership in France and thus will do everything to take over again British race winner Steph Bridge from UK
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