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 Kitesurf Cup Sylt hosts the second leg of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013.
Four weeks ago the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe kicked off in France at the Almanarre Kite Master.
Now we are here on the beautiful German island Sylt. The Kitesurf Cup Sylt started off on Tuesday with great sunshine and a lot of spectators. Local Partners already had the chance to introduce their products.
A few Riders already used the light seabreeze for a small training session and gave interviews afterwards.
German Course Racers, Florian Gruber and Jannis Maus mixed some nice Surfer Cocktails during Happy Hour. All in all the first day was a brilliant start, espacially with the Chupa Chups Kite Show and a SUP Contest, sponsored by the "Spielbank Sylt".
The first Skippersmeeting will kick off the KTE at 9 am tomorrow morning.
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Alltogether 80 Riders from 11 nations are looking forward to showing what they've got in Freestyle and Course Racing to show the crowds the excitement and the spirit of the sport.
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