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.
Winter arrived a few weeks ago and KTE Riders escaped to warmer and sunnier destinations like Brazil and Cape Town.
We will use the cold time of the year to get ready for 2014. Having negotiations with new and old partners, extend cooperations and looking out for new venues for a great Kitesurf Tour Europe 2014. As soon as we have some news we will let you know. Updating the website and social networks will be also on our to-do-list.
Most of us stay home during the christmas days. We will treat our fans and followers with some special packages which you can win in the next few weeks. We will announce how and what you could win shortly. Until then enjoy the winter days and hope for some snow - maybe also a great opportunity to try out some snowkiting?
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