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.
We are happy to announce that due to many requests and a big number of interested Course Racer we will stick to 48 Men and 48 Women for the Formula Kite competition.
Pleas get registered soon to save yourself one of the 48 positions. Take the chance to compete with the Worlds best Kiteboarder.
Every Kitesurfer around the world can apply for a starter spot at the Kitesurf Tour Europe 2014. The Course Racing discipline will be divided into two groups – the Formula Racing and the Twin Tip Racing. Formula Racing will have 48 starter spots for men and 48 starter spots for women, Twin Tip Racing is unlimited.
The riders for the Formula Racing need to provide the following forms to the Organizer during the Registration
proof of entry fee payment evidence of national membership (IKA recognized association member) evidence of valid third party insurance - minimum 1 million Euros (available here) proof of age Parental/Legal Guardian Assent (for those under the age of 18 years) Medial Treatment Permission (for those under the age of 18 years or on their parents medical insurance policy)
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