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 fourth Industry Parter for the Kitesurf Tour Europe season 2014 can be announced. We are happy to welcome Nobile Kiteboarding to our tour.
"Nobile is a Polish manufacturer of highly-regarded and worldwide critically acclaimed skis, snowboards and kiteboards. Products of such brands, as: ZAG, Faction, Powderequipment and Whitedot come from the factory located in Bielsko-Biała. Since 1994 Nobile company, based on its own patents, as well as using the latest materials and technologies, creates the top products of the highest quality Polish and exotic wood."(http://nobilekiteboarding.com/company.html)
Next to their Industry Partnership, Nobile Kiteboarding will be the presenter of the Opening Party and will sponsor the final Twin Tip Race in Italy. For this let's get ready for a great party and some great action on and off the water!
Thanks Nobile for the great support, we can't wait to start the season! Find out more about Nobile Kiteboarding and visit their website.
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