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 second day of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe started off with Course Racing.
After the Skippersmeeting we started with the Course Racing. The wind was a bit lighter than the day before.
In total we did four Races. Maks Zakowski from Poland was fighting for the lead at the mens fleet against the french Riders Maxime Nocher, Julien Kerneur, Olivier Dansin and his compatriot Blazej Ozog. The women fleet was the same as the day one - Katja Roose from the Netherlands won all Races, followed by Christine Bönniger (GER) and Aga Grymska from Poland.
The Freestylers were all day long on Standby to start the competition as soon as the wind picked up.
At around 6 pm the wind was reasonable to start Freestyle. We run six heats until the wind dropped again. Finally all Riders were realeased for the day.
In the evening there was the official Kitesurf Cup Sylt Riders Party. Today Skippersmeeting was at 11 am - at the moment there is not enough wind to start Course Racing.
Tonight after the Riders Dinner there will be a Live Band at the stage, followed by the Poker-Night at the Casino "Sylter Spielbank". 14 Riders will get the chance to play againts 2 visitors from the island.
The sun is out and some action will start on the beach soon.
Check out the pics and the video of day 2.
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