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Our Vision

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 under 18.

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.

 

In just 10 days from now the first races of the 2013 World Championships will be underway and the top 160 kite racers in the world will be fighting out to become this year’s World Champions.

As of today as we publish this news item riders from than 40 countries from across the globe are converging on the Chinese island of Hainan at King Bay to begin their final preparations and pre-event training before the competition begins. Before this however the event will kick off in style with what promises to be an exciting and interesting opening ceremony which those of you have competed in China before will know is quite a different experience to the start of most kite events.

The IKA 2013 World Championships are being hosted and sponsored by King Bay with the full  endorsement of the Hainan and Qionghai local governments and support from the Chinese Yachting Association (CYA) who’s own race officers are joining the international ISAF and IKA teams to provide the event race management.

In co-sponsorship of the World Championships we are delighted to see both a number of solid supporters and new faces alike which include course area sponsors Zhik and Cabrinha. Prize fund sponsors King Bay and the KTA – plus supporting event sponsors and suppliers, Ion Leisure, LiP, Maelstorm, BBT, Sea Story and Kitesurf China.

The 2013 World Championships race action that will be taking place between the 20 -24 November will be attracting a wide range of media interest both from national and international broadcasters and news agencies and promised to be witness by up to 3,000 local spectators a day.

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