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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

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.

 
 

Expression

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.

 

Sabrina Lutz (Germany) and Mario Rodwald (Germany) are the 2013 European Freestyle Champions in kiteboarding. 

 

The European Championship titles in Freestyle Kiteboarding and the course racing tour winners have been awarded during the last tour stop of the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe in Castelldefels (Spain) from October 10th - October 13th. 

The German front-runners Mario Rodwald (22) and compatriot Sabrina Lutz (24) went into a thrilling competition in Castelldeldefels. The weather gods gave their support to the 78 riders from ten nations and so the kiteboarders took off to run the single elimination on the stormy mediterranean waters of Castelldefels. In the athletic freestyle competition the kiteboarders compete aganist each other in a knock out system. Judges award points for the most complex tricks and jumps. Everything went well for the two german front runners until some upset was caused in the semi-finals. 

 

Austria's Stefan Spiessberger (24) who was close on Rodwald's heels in the overall ranking, kept his nerve and won over the German in the semi finals in a very tight match. Rodwald finished third but Spiessberger continued his winning strike and sent spanish superstar Alex Pastor to the second place. The Austrian's win wasn't enough however to prevent Rodwald from defending his 2012 European Championship title. 

 

In the women's division, Sabrina Lutz faced a similar fate and she too lost and won at the same time. She lost in the semi finals against her nemesis, the reigning european champion Annelou Lammerts (20) and she also managed to finish in third position, but despite her loss against Lammerts the woman from germany won the title. She had simply gathered enough points to secure the 2013 title. Danish talent Therese Taabbel (17) secured a second place in Castelldefels.

 

The winds soon calmed down and the racers were sent out to battle out their tour winner on a course staked out with buoys. Again it was a german who managed to get in front. Florian Gruber won over Julien Kerneur from France and Russia's Ivan Doronin. Then the wind decided that it was time for siesta and returned only on the very last day, when two more races could be run. Florian Gruber won race two and got a second place in the last race, which secured him the event win. However he couldn't get the overall titel due to two missing points that made Maxime Nocher from France a happy Tour winner while securing the 2nd place in Castelldefels. 

 

In the women's division Astrid Bertz from Switzerland was more consistent than her opponent Katja Roose from the Netherlands which made her the event winner. But it was Katja Roose who got the event title. She competed in all of the four tour stops while Bertz competed only in the Netherlands and in Spain.

                                                                        

Freestyle - European Champions 2013

Men's divison 

1. Mario Rodwald (Germany)

2. Stefan Spiessberger (Austria)

3. Jerrie van de Kop (Netherlands)

 

Women's divison: 

1. Sabrina Lutz (Germany)

2. Annelous Lammerts (Netherlands)

3. Nanette Lammerts (Netherlands)

 

Freestyle - Results for Tour stop Castelldefels

Men's divison

1. Stefan Spiessberger (Austria)

2. Alex Pastor (Spain)

3. Mario Rodwald (Germany)

 

Women's divison

1. Annelous Lammerts (Netherlands)

2. Therese Taabbel (Denmark)

3. Sabrina Lutz (Germany)

 

 

Course Racing - 2013 Tour winners

Men's divison 

1. Maxime Nocher (France)

2. Florian Gruber (Germany)

3. Blazej Ozog (Poland)

 

Women's divison: 

1. Katja Roose (Netherlands)

2. Aga Grzymska (Poland)

3. Anastasia Akopova (Russia)

 

Course Racing - Results for Tour stop Castelldefels

Men's divison

1. Florian Gruber (Germany)

2. Maxime Nocher (France)

3. Julien Kerneur (France)

 

Women's divison

1. Astrid Berz (Switzerland)

2. Katja Roose (Netherlands)

3. Anastasia Akopova (Russia)

 

 

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