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 4th freestyle stop of the year of the PKRA world tour 2013 is just a few days away in Saint Peter-Ording, Germany. This is one of the biggest events of the year with €52,000 in prize money and freestyle, Airstyle and slalom being featured. The turnout for this event is always amazing with over 100 competitors from all over the world registering. The forecast is already looking good and the action should start from the 1st day.
The freestyle battle is really heating up with Alex pastor still in the lead, but Youri Zoon was looking really good in Italy and will be looking to get his 1st win of the season. On the girls’ side Gisela Pulido is back in front, but Karolina and Bruna are close on her tail. This will be the 2nd slalom event the season and Bryan Lake from the US will be here to defend his 1st place position in the rankings. With many top racers around the slalom action should be pretty intense. Throughout the week if you’re unable to make it to Saint Peter-Ording, you will be able to follow the action live on www.prokitetour.com and get the latest news and updates on Facebook and Twitter.
The official hashtag for the event will be #pkragermany
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