Welcome to the International Kiteboarding Association

 

 

 

Our Vision

 

To grow, evolve and promote the sport of kiteboarding across the globe and across all disciplines.

 

For more information please also visit our topic specific websites:

 

Formula Kite

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.

 
 

KiteFoil GoldCup

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.

 
 

Slalom

Slalom on TT:R (TwinTip boards) has been selected as the discipline and equipment for the Youth Olympic Games 2018 in Buenos Aires.

The focus of this high-octane discipline is on equipment handling and technique and includes reaching starts, reaching courses, and obstacels to jump.

 
 

Expression

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".

World Sailing, IKA and GKA have agreed to share the responsibilities for the Expression Disciplines with the Open World Titles awarded through professional tours.

 
 

Youth Olympics

Kiteboarding has been included in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games with a boardercross event on IKA TwinTip:Racing equipment, for boys and girls born between 2000 and 2003.

Have a look here to learn more about equipment limitations, formats and qualification opportunities.

 
 

Olympic and Regional Games

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.

 
Racing at the 2013 European Kiteracing Championships started delayed today due to the reopening of a measurement protest by the jury. The outcome of this result was the disqualification of 19 sailors. As these disqualifications affected the seeding into the mens gold and silver fleets, racing could only commence at 13:30 with 4 races for the women, and 3 races for the gold fleet in the late evening hours.

The conditions as expected were again perfect, with bright sun and lots of people descending on the beach to enjoy the summery weather and the racing action on the water.

The mornings protest decision for equipment regulations saw yesterday's undisputed top rider Russia's Kalinina, dropping to the back of the fleet. So It was now a close fight between the British Bridge and the rider from Holland Roose for the top spot.

The Russian however was not ready yet to abandon racing and she pushed forward even stronger today to claim all four races and prove that she is still in the game and will fight until the last day. Bridge was now close behind her in most of the races and the battles between them were fierce, finishing neck and neck in some of them. Despite having troubles to sail a clear course, Roose managed to follow in third and along with Bridge managed to extend their lead from the rest of the fleet even further.

Finally in the late afternoon the Gold fleet hit the water for three races with the young British Bridge now in the leading position after the disqualifications. But the rest of the riders had not had their last word yet and gold fleet is always something that alters the game and gives more chances to the more experienced athletes. Yesterdays leader Doronin defended the second place in the overall ranking with a 9-2-2 score.

Competitors are carring 2 times their position from the Qualifying Series into their final series ranking, compressing the fleet after racing in equal groups and now the real deal starts.

Tomorrow is the penultimate day of racing here at the 2013 European Kite Racing Championship with both men and women having to push it in order to advance to the platinum fleet where only the top ten get to race for the medals.



Leaderboard after Day 3:

Mens Fleet:

1. Oliver Bridge (GBR / North) – 5 pts

2. Ivan Doronin (RUS / Ozone) – 17 pts

3. Maxime Nocher (FRA / North) – 20 pts

4. Riccardo Leccesse (ITA / Ozone) – 20 pts

5. Rolf van der Vlugt (NED / Airush) – 34 pts

Full Rankings:  http://sailwave.com/results/2013KiteracingEuropeansFinalMen.html



Womens Fleet:

1. Steph Bridge (GBR / North) – 15 pts

2. Katja Roose (NED / Airush) – 21 pts

3. Christine Boenniger (GER / Flysurfer) – 35 pts

4. Agnieszka Grzymska (POL / Ozone) – 44 pts

5. Nuria Goma (ESP / Ozone) – 58 pts

Full Rankings:  http://sailwave.com/results/2013KiteracingEuropeansOpeningWomen.html



The daily video can be found here:  

Photos from the third day can be found here: http://bit.ly/1bs9pIV 

Also you can download the daily video from the FTP Server using the following details:

Host: ftp.icarussailingmedia.com

Username: hlb2013

Password: hlb.2013

Folder: Friday

Events Website - http://www.hangloosebeach.it/ 

   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite

 

KiteFoil Open

 

TT:R Open

 

TT:R Youth

 

Speed

male Nico Parlier  France      male Axel Mazella  France      male Martin Dolenc  Croatia      male Cameron Maramenides  United-States      male Alex Caizergues  France  
female Daniela Moroz  United-States     female A. Desjardins  France     female Jingle Chen  China     female Sofia Tomasoni  Italy     female Hannah Whiteley  United-Kindom  

   Top Rankings Expression

Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave

             

Strapless

 

Park

male Carlos Mario  Brazil                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Airton Cozzolino  Italy      male Airton Cozzolino  Italy                  male Sam Light  United-Kindom   
female Bruno Kajiya  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Moona White  United-States      female N/A       female Annelous Lammerts  Netherlands   

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