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.
Fantastic news as ASV have become the latest industry brand to get behind the KTA Race Centre Project.
The Italian based kite race company has come on board to support the KTA Race Centre’s with board packages to help them offer even more variety and training opportunities for their students and riders.
Everything we do at ASV Performance we do with total dedication. Just like all the riders we support, we are inspired and driven by the desire to be the very best. Our line of products is the result of extensive experience and the drive and commitment of all the people involved to make, ride and race the best gear out there. That’s why there are countless companies involved in kiteboarding, but more than any of them, ASV Performance symbolizes racing.
For the past 15 years, kiteboarding has been my life and I grew and developed with it thriving of its constant evolution. In developing high performance equipment, I have found the ideal outlet for my passion and competitiveness and I have chosen to simply follow my passion.
So check and see if your local KTA Race Centre has taken on the ASV offer and take one out for a spin.
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