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 strong afternoon thermal never came up, but the racers went out for two exhibition races to show the crowds of Burc beach what Slalom kite racing is all about. Bryan Lake and Julien Kerneur were the top riders of the day, with Bryan winning both races and Julien second. Elena Kalinina won her race over Ceylan from Turkey. Tomorrow is the last day of the competition, the forecast is looking good and we are looking forward to possibly running four races.
The first race of the day had an eight man fleet which made the start quite technical. The riders were not being very aggressive but the course was setup for high speeds. Lake did not have the best start but was in the lead before the second mark. Julien Kerneur was behind him followed by Bridge, Gruber, Castel, Bacher, Iyigun and Biniasch on his foil board. A few changes took place in the pack with Smith getting the 3rd place.
The second race was once again dominated by Lake who was in front almost the whole time, followed by Kerneur. At the end of the race Gruber came in third with Castel and Gruber battling for 4th but Bridge crashed and Castel safely sailed to the finish line. Smith came in 6th, followed by Iyiguna and Biniasch on his foil.
On the womens side only Elena and Merve Ceylan went out and both had a great race with Elena winning.
The Slalom racing will resume tomorrow for the final day of the burn world cup. Bryan will try to defend his first place along with Boenniger. Elena looks like is only a few wins away from moving into first. Make sure you follow the races live and follow us on Facebook and twitter.
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