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.
Lewis Crathern, Professional Kiteboarder from the UK, was already in 2013 our commentator at the Kitesurf Tour Europe and the Kitesurf Cup Sylt. This week he extended his contract and will be provide riders and the beach audience with all information during our event.
Lewis will be our first choice and will lead his local colleague through the event. If a live stream is available he will be for sure take the chance and report about the action on the water. With his knowledge about Freestyle and meanwhile about Formula Racing and Twin Tip Racing as well, he is the best man to do this job. We look forward to another great season and hope that you will follow the KTE via our Social Media Channels.
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