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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 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.



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 born between 2000 and 2003.

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.


The Kitesurf Tour Europe will visit again the Kitesurf Cup Sylt. Read the following article to find out where and when the action will take place. 

The KTE visits Sylt since 2010. Like the past years the KTE will add Freestyle, Formula Racing and Twin Tip Racing action to the Kitesurf Cup Sylt.

The Kitesurf Cup Sylt is on from 01.07. - 06.07.2014. On Wednesday, 02.07.14, will be the registration for the KTE competition. First possible start for Freestyle and Formula Racing will be on Thursday (3rd July) at around 10 am. Have a look at the schedule draft:


Wednesday 2nd July


16:00 - 18:00 Registration Formula Racing and Freestyle

18:00 - 19:00 Welcome Drink and Oyster Tasting 


Thursday 3rd July


09:00 Skippersmeeting

10:00 first possible start Formula Racing or Freestyle

18:30 Opening Ceremony

19:00 Riders Dinner


Friday 4th July


09:00 Skippersmeeting

10:00 first possible start Formula Racing or Freestyle

19:00 Riders Dinner

20:00 - 21:00 Registration Twin Tip Racing  

22:00 Official Riders Party 


Saturday 5th July


08:00 - 08:30 Registration Twin Tip Racing 

09:00 Skippersmeeting

10:00 first possible start Formula Racing, Twin Tip Racing or Freestyle 

19:00 Riders Dinner

21:00 Poker Night at the Casino


Sunday 6th July


09:00 Skippersmeeting

10:00 first possible start Formula Racing, Twin Tip Racing or Freestyle

16:00 Prize Giving Ceremony


More Links:


>>KTE Italy<<

>>Lewis Crathern commentator 2014<<

>>Bas Koole Head Judge Freestyle<<

Read original article: KTE News:Kitesurf Tour Europe Germany 2014

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Formula Kite


KiteFoil Open


TT:R Open


TT:R Youth



male Nico Parlier  France      male Axel Mazella  France      male Martin Dolenc  Croatia      male Victor Bachichet  France      male Alex Caizergues  France  
female Daniela Moroz  United-States     female A. Desjardins  France     female Jingle Chen  China     female Sofia Tomasoni  Italy     female Hannah Whiteley  United-Kindom  

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female Bruno Kajiya  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Moona White  United-States      female N/A       female Annelous Lammerts  Netherlands   

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Long Distance Snowboard

male Florian Gruber  Germany                   male Ronny Bollhalder  Switzerland                  male Florian Gruber  Germany      male Bernd Spiering  Germany   
female Jana Schader  Germany       female Aija Ambrasa  Latvia      female Nadine Stippler  Germany      female Aija Ambrasa  Latvia   

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