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 last day of the waiting period of the Marsala Freestyle World Cup brought light winds and a beautiful closing ceremony. The skippers meeting started at twelve o’clock with the intentions of finishing the single elimination and starting the double. The wind never came up, but the afternoon was pleasant and the award ceremony was started at 5. Gisela won her second consecutive event and took the points lead on the tour and Youri Zoon and Alex Pastor shared the first place.
The event had two great days of wind and when the spot was on, it was amazing. The flat waters of the lagoon of Stagnone, with its constant wind, make it a perfect freestyle spot. We saw many amazing tricks like the blind judge 5, 317, KGB 5 and many more flawlessly executed handle passes. Liam Whaley had the highest heat total(38.39) and score for a single trick BJ5(8.53). We can say that the conditions along with the best freestylers in the world made the sport look amazing.
“I am very happy to finish on the podium, this was my goal for the year and hope to make many more” - Christophe Tack
The atmosphere at the event site was great for the whole week, with many activities being offered to the riders and spectators. The evening party at the Floria Winery was amazing, with DJ’s and a great dinner. The Italian culture and lifestyle goes perfectly with a high performance kite event. All the riders were stocked about the conditions; they just wished they would have had a chance to come back in the double.
“I am very happy to win on my 13m kite, I am more used to the Tarifa winds, I am also happy to take the points lead and will not face Bruna in the semifinal next event”- Gisela Pulido
Read original article: PKRA News:Pulido wins Pastor and Zoon Share First