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.
The Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, Netherlands, is one of the worlds biggest events for Olympic Classes.
The 2014 edition, held from May 21 to May 24, will include kiteboarding. The intention of the organizing authority is to use formats as recommended by the International Olympic Committee for a future inclusion of kiteboarding in the Olympic Games 2020.
This includes competition on short courses in heats, the idea is to compete in round robin systems ensuring that every sailor has a start every 30-40 minutes to give you a lot of time on the water.
Delta Lloyd offers an unique opportunity to be involved with the development of the possible Olympic format, gain experience on such courses, and collect important world ranking points.
The Organisers also plan to get ISAF approval to use this event as a direct qualifier for the ISAF Sailing World Cup Grand Final later this year.
The Regatta is open for men and women, and competition will be run either in an open fleet or, depending on womens entry, in separate starts for men and women.
Entry is limited to 20 sailors, so dont miss this unique opportunity !