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 third day of the KTE on Sylt was windless but sunny.
Today was a relaxing day for all Riders. Skippersmeeting was at 11 am with the first possible start for Course Racing at 1 pm.
The sun was out, but the wind never materialized. Everyone enjoyed the day with playing football at the beach, walking around the event side or riding the SUP.
In the afternoon the Judges took the decision to release all Riders for the day due to lack of wind. The Highlights today were the signature hour with international Riders like Johnno Scholte, Konstantin Tuludis and Steven Akkersdijk. In the evening there was an interview with Florian Gruber, Emmanuel Norman, Mario Rodwald and Stefan Permien. They explained the equipment which is necessary to go kitesurfing and some stories about their life as a professional Kiter.
To the backdrop of another amazing sunset the band "Leroy Jönsson" entertains the crowds at the beach. Afterward the Riders will get the chance to go to the Casino for the "Kitesurf Cup Sylt Pokernight".
Skippersmeeting will be tomorrow morning at 11 am.
Enjoy the pics and video of day 3.
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