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 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 - German Mario Rodwald and Sabrina Lutz take the win at the third leg of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe Freestyle this week at Scheveningen.
Second ranked Dutch Freestyle rider Annelous Lammerts ended up taking the third place, wasting precious points for the European Freestyle ranking. Also in the men’s division the German Mario
Rodwald dominated from the start, enlarger his lead with a first place at Scheveningen after winning the first two tourstops.
With a full day of spectacular freestyle action, the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe in Scheveningen came to an end today. With strong, gusty wind Europe’s best freestylers showcased a high level of riding. Spectacular tricks and the sun brought many spectators to the beach of Scheveningen. Second ranked Annelous Lammerts didn’t perform at her best and was happy to get on the podium at the end of the day, taking the third place after German rankleader Sabrina Lutz and Russian Viktoria Rosinska . " In these difficult circumstances it can go both ways. Today it defenitely didn’t go my way, at some point I thought I would even lose my podium place. Fortunately, that didn’t happen " Annelous said. She looks forward to the last tour stop in Barcelona, where the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe finishes of the year. "If I win at the Barcelona event and Sabrina Lutz loses a lot of ground I could still have a chance on the title." The European Freestyle champion of last year is disappointed: " I obviously wanted to win here." Best Dutch were in the Freestyle discipline Johnno Scholte and Sander Bos, with a shared fifth place. With Mario Rodwald taking first place, followed by French riders Paul Serin and Valentin Garat.
Finishing the European Freestyle Championships puts an end to the tourstop at Scheveningen, where earlier this week the Course Race discipline were completed. After seven races Dutch Katja Roose finished third place, behind the British Stephanie Bridge and Polish Aga Grzymska.