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.
Bella Italia! One stop of the Kitesurf Tour Europe 2014 will be in the south of Italy.
From 24. - 27. July 2014 the Kitesurf Tour Europe will be a guest at the Hang Loose Beach in Gizzeria, Italy.
The Beach Club is well experienced in hosting Kitesurfing Events, last year they organized the European Championships in Course Racing.
Luca Valentini and his team will make everybody feel welcome. Join us for the kite action, parties and beach activities at the great set up of the Hang Loose Beach.
Here you will find all information about the event in Gizzeria. We will update the information, specially the schedule regulary, so don't miss changes and stay up to date.
We are very happy to work with the Hang Loose Beach Gizzeria in 2014 and hope for a great and successfull event.
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