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 2013 KiteOceanics will be a part of the International Kiteboarding Association’s (IKA) annual course racing calendar, held under the auspices of both the IKA and International Sailing Federation (ISAF).
The event will start on the 10th and run through until the 15th of December, beginning with qualifying heats and culminating in a winner takes all race, for a prize pool of $30,000. Leighton Beach is located about 10km south of Perth, overlooking the Indian Ocean where the courses will be laid out for competitors.
Results from this event will go towards a 12 month rolling world ranking calendar in the IKA World Course Racing Championship. The Fremantle Doctor will deliver exciting conditions for one of the world’s fastest sailing classes.
The Lighthouse To Leighton race, now in its third year and will take place on Saturday December 14th during the Kiteracing Oceanic Championships. #L2L is a 19km race from Rottnest Island to Leighton Beach, the longest kiterace in Australia.
Register to race the Kiteracing Oceanic Championships Western Australia before September 23rd at: http://www.internationalkiteboarding.org/index.php/course-racing/events/details/79-Oceanic%20Championships
Alongside the races will be a beach festival featuring family entertainment, live music, kiting clinics and other beach sports. There will be loads more happening, so make sure to sign up for our newsletter at www.kiteoceanics.com to be in the know.
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