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 Notice of Race is now online and entries are now being accepted for ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne, which is the second regatta of the 2013-2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup serie. Kiteboarding is an invited class for this event.
The regatta will run out of the world acclaimed Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne Australia, from the 1st to the 8th of December 2013.
The full suite of Olympic Classes that have been confirmed for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, will be contested in Melbourne, 470 Men's, 470 Women's, 49er, 49FX, Finn, Laser, Laser Radial, Nacra 17, RS:X Men, RS:X Women, 2.4mR, SKUD18 and Sonar
Registrations are starting to come through and amongst the early birds confirming their attendance is 2012 Olympic 470 Gold medallist Mathew Belcher. The 2013 regatta is set to see the return to Olympic competition of many of Australia’s 2012 London Olympic heroes after their America’s Cup duties."We are very excited about this year's event as we have a strong focus on ensuring that we attract the best sailors in the world to Melbourne for the ISAF Sailing World Cup. We are looking forward to the London 2012 battles resuming, as well as seeing many exciting new faces start to challenge the established champions leading through to Rio. As always Melbourne hopes to provide first class racing as well as a full program of onshore activities and events", said Event Director and Olympic Gold Medallist Mark Turnbull.
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Read original article: KTE News:Notice of Race published for ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne 2013