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.
This weekend the finals of the German nationals will be hold in Büsum. Can European Champion in Freestyle Mario Rodwald win his 8th season in a row?
Since 7 years, Mario Rodwald, is constantly the German Champion in Freestyle. This weekend the fourth and final stop of the Kitesurf-Trophy will decide about his next success. His biggest competitor is KTE Rider Stefan Permien who is currently 5th in the KTE Ranking. Both guys are from the north of Germany and used to the wind and water conditions. Special for Büsum are two little artificial pond in the middle of the beach, which provide flat water all the time.
In the girls decision Sabrina Lutz from Hamburg will fight for her fourth title. She seems to be in good shape. Next to the wins at the KTE and the German nationals she was very successful at some Wakeboard-Contest.
The Course Racing ranking is led by Florian Gruber. Florian is from the south of Germany and one of the best Course Racer worldwide. With his young age we are sure that he will become more and more successful from race to race.
After that event the German rider can take a break before we kick off to Scheveningen and our finals in Castelldefels. We will keep you updated about results this weekend.
Good luck to all competitors!! Hope to see you all healthy and fit in the Netherlands!!
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