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.
The company Wet Watersports from Tarifa is the first partner for this year's Kite-Expo at the finals of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013 in Spain/Castelldefels.
The team around Wet Watersports will present the 2014 gear from North Kiteboarding. You will get the chance to test the new kites and boards and to get some information about the products. Team Riders from North Kiteboarding like Mario Rodwald (GER), Stefan Spiessberger (AUS) or Sabrina Lutz (GER) will fight for the title “European Freestyle Champion 2013” and ride the new North Vegas and Team Series 2014.
>>Registration update Scheveningen and Castelldefels<<
>>Event information Castelldefels<<
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