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.
In a few weeks Scheveningen will host the third stop of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe. We look forward to visit the Netherlands again after last year's event at the Brouwersdam.
We are excited and you? After the small summer break the KTE will be back at Scheveningen, the Netherlands, from September 26th – 29th. In cooperation with the Dutch agency “Exventure Sports & Events” we will plan the next event. Scheveningen is one of the eight districts of The Hague, as well as a sub district of that city.
Scheveningen is a modern seaside resort with a long sandy beach, an esplanade, a pier, and a lighthouse. The beach is popular for water sports such as windsurfing and kiteboarding.
We had a lot of Dutch riders for the past competitions, but we are sure the number of Dutch participants will increase for the upcoming event. Annelous Lammerts, current European Champion in Freestyle Women, is used to the tough conditions at the North Sea and will have for sure no problems with the chop and waves outside.
See here the list of the Dutch riders who are registered so far:
Tijn van Esch
Dylan van der Meij
Jerrie van de Kop
Willem van der Meij
Jasper de Kloet
Annie van Esch
Who else will enter the competition? We will keep you updated about the registered riders for the stop in the Netherlands.
Want to know more? Check out the event information.
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