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.
A total of almost 200 entries has been received for the 2013 kiteracing world championships, with the mens fleet well over-subscribed.
The list of received entries and payment details for the ones currently not placed on the waiting list can be found here: http://www.internationalkiteboarding.org/index.php/course-racing/events/upcoming-major-events-registration/world-championships/payment-page
Payment for the event must be completed within 14 days - with the entry fee booked on the account before September 10, 12:00 UTC.
Sailors not making the payment within the payment period will be placed at the end of the waiting list and their places given to the next-ranked sailors on the waiting list (except when there is no other confirmed entry from the same country yet, in which case the place will be offered to the highest ranked sailor from that country on the waiting list).
Additional entries can still be made, but will only be accepted with IKA approval and put at the bottom of the waiting list.
Any late payments will incur a late fee as outlined in the Notice of Race.