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.
SCHEVENINGEN - The second day of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe Scheveningen was a very laidback, sunny day.
Especially for the Freestyle-riders, who need some decent wind to compete and be able to perform their tricks. During the day the side-offshore Easterly breeze was reason to get the racers on standby and try to start Course Racing. With the dropping wind, the racers got off the water and got together on this relaxing day to discuss the bright future of this discipline in kitesurfing. With the Olympic Dream still in their minds, European’s best racers got down to discuss the basic Cour Race regulations, like minimum wind requirements to start racing.
Less serious action happened all over the event site, where riders tried their best to stay balanced on one of the slacklines available. Sunny conditions and little waves offered great conditions to get the Stand-Up-Paddleboards out and have fun on the Surf Simulator. MINI’s Kite Clinics made sure that the skyline of Scheveningen got decorated with the Trainer Kites, being used all day long by enthusiastic visitors. Meanwhile everybody’s looking forward to the forecasted stronger winds of tomorrow. Stay tuned for more action following soon!
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