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 registration for the Kitesurf Tour Europe stops Germany and Italy are now open. Everyone who is interested in participating at one of our events please read the following article carefully.
The registration for our events in Germany and Italy are open now.
Registration for Freestyle:
The Kitesurf Tour Europe is the official European Championship Tour in Freestyle.
You need to have a passport from a European country or you need to proof a permanent residence within a European Country to be able to compete during our events.
Therefore we will provide 32 starter spots for Freestyle Men and 32 starter spots for Freestyle Women.
Divided as followed:
1-16: KTE 2013 ranking for first event, then current ranking as of close of registration
17-28: IKA world ranking as of close of registration
29-32: KTE wildcards
Registration for Formula Racing:
The Kitesurf Tour Europe will offer again a tour for Formula Racing. Everyone is welcome to take part at our
events. Therefore we will provide 24 starter spots for Formula Racing Men and 24 starter spots for Formula
Divided as followed:
1-8: KTE 2013 ranking for first event, then current ranking as of close of registration
9-20: IKA world ranking as of close of registration
21-24: KTE wildcards
The registration for Twin Tip Racing will be online soon.
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