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To grow, evolve and promote the sport of kiteboarding across the globe and across all disciplines.


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Formula Kite

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.


KiteFoil GoldCup

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.



Slalom on TT:R (TwinTip boards) has been selected as the discipline and equipment for the Youth Olympic Games 2018 in Buenos Aires.

The focus of this high-octane discipline is on equipment handling and technique and includes reaching starts, reaching courses, and obstacels to jump.



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.


Youth Olympics

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.


Olympic and Regional Games

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.


Only two days to go for the registration - only three days to go to the fist competition day. During the third stop of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013 at Scheveningen (NL) the visitors and spectators will expect a really nice set up between the beachclubs.

On Thursday we will kick off with the first day of competition and the first chance to get a signature from Dutch riders like Steven Akkersdijk, Jerrie van de Kop, Bram Bast, Louk Timmer, Sander Bos , Johnno Scholte or the European Champion in Freestyle 2012 Annelous Lammerts. 

Last week we got happy news that Dutch girl Kelly Shouten will be able to compete again after her knee injury during past winter. We also expect nice action from Katja Roose and Rolf van der Vlught at their local spot. The past weeks there were several nationals going on. In Germany Mario Rodwald and Sabrina Lutz took the overall win and became German Champions in Freestyle 2013 (8th time in the row for Mario!) Also some days ago the Biritish Nationals with George Dufty winning the title at Tiree. We are also happy for youngster There Taabbel from Denmark for her title! In Austria the wind didn't allow the finalist to finish their heat, so Michael Schitzhofer needs to share this title for this year.


Next to the action on the water there will be the Surf-Simulator and a MINI Trainer Kite Area. On Saturday and Sunday take the chance to drive a MINI for free. 

But please follow all information in the program, which you will find below.

Don't miss out the Party down at the beach on Saturday evening - we saw the big tent today and sure that there will be a good atmosphere! 


Subway will provide the Crew and Riders during Luch with healthy and fresh Subs! 



Thursday 26th September


10:00 - 18:00 Competition Freestyle or Course Racing

17:00 - 18:00 MINI Riders Signature

18:00 - 22:00 Beach Lounge


Friday 27th September


10:00 - 18:00 Competition Freestyle or Course Racing

13:00 - 18:00 MINI Trainer Kite Area

17:00 - 18:00 MINI Riders Signature

19:30              Beach Lounge with DJ


Saturday 28th September


10:00 - 18:00 Competition Freestyle or Course Racing

10:00 - 18:00 MINI Holland Street Test Drive

13:00 - 18:00 MINI Trainer Kite Area

17:00 - 18:00 MINI Riders Signature

19:30              Beach Party with DJ/Live Music


Sunday 29th September


10:00 - 15:00 Competition Freestyle or Course Racing

10:00 - 17:00 MINI Holland Street Test Drive

11:00 - 16:00 MINI Trainer Kite Area

15:00 - 16:00 MINI Riders Signature

16:00              Price Giving Ceremony




More Links:


>>Event information Scheveningen>>

>>Registration Castelldefels<<

Read original article: KTE News:Facts about the MINI KTE at Scheveningen

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