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 latest updates for the 2014 season include the confirmation of the scheduled tour stop in Fuerteventura, Spain, and the cancelation of two events in both the Dominican Republic and Turkey.
The Fuerteventura Kiteboarding PKRA Grand Slam confirms the event for July 19-24th and will feature both slalom and freestyle disciplines. In its 13th consecutive year, this event is famous for its strong winds and exciting conditions, making this event thrilling for both riders and spectators alike.
The anticipated return of the Cabarete Kitesurf World Cup is unfortunately cancelled, citing budget constraints in time for the event. Organizers are optimistic for a return in the future of what would be the 10th PKRA stop at Bozo Beach in beautiful Cabarete.
Also canceled is the second slalom stop of the year in Istanbul, Turkey. Organizers of the event regret that due to economic and political issues in the region, the Burn Kiteboarding World Cup will not take place in 2014. Next year will hopefully see the return of this event.
By May 15th we will likely see some further updates and additions to the 2014 tour schedule. Be sure to stay tuned to the PKRA website and the Facebook and Twitter feeds for all the latest info from the PKRA World Tour.
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