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".
World Sailing, IKA and GKA have agreed to share the responsibilities for the Expression Disciplines with the Open World Titles awarded through professional tours.
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.
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.
Are you dreaming of a career in the kiteboarding sport, then this might be your chance!
As respected and long-time kiteboard & kite manufacturer we are belonging to one of the most creative brands in the kiteboarding industry. As addition to our current research & development team, we are actively looking for
a passionate Kite- and/or Board-Developer (M/F)
Requirements: CAD Experience (Computer Aided Design) Pre-Designing for manufacturing processes Aerodynamic knowledge Desired: Technical education Sustainable, structured and responsible way of working Constructive and creative problem solver Perseverance and stress resistant English in word and writing Willing to re-locate Tasks: Development of projects in Kite, Kiteboard or Accessory areas CAD design and development of prototypes into serial-production Coordination with production and suppliers abroad Support and control of serial production, quality management and assurance Trimming and testing on prototypes, problem analysis, etc. What can we offer you: Fixed job position with a 6-month trial-period Interesting operation area, sporting goods industry, specific: kiteboarding, snowkiting, kitelandboarding Attractive working location in Marquartstein in Chiemgau, with many recreational opportunities Young team and an enjoyable working environment
Brand of Skywalk GmbH & Co. KG
83250 Marquartstein, Germany
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