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.
Where: Lancing Beach (meet in the car park - map here)
At the first KB4Girls Lancing Chapter event of the year we want to get you thinking about your kiting goals for the rest of the season. Join us on the beach for an informal chat, where we will talk about your current kiting level and discuss your options for progression. We will offer theory and land-based visualisation before demonstrations and coaching to get you off to a good start!
If you would also like us to recap on any aspects of kitesurfing safety (e.g pack downs, kit checks) technique, or summer riding tips - please email your requests alongside your registration :D
Emergency Contact & Number:
Do you cover the minimum requirements (see above)?:
Do you have any limiting conditions that we should be aware of?:
Do you agree to sign the liability and media use waiver at the event?:
Are you over 18? (under 18's may participate, we just need to send you a consent form for your parents/guardians to look at and sign!):
Do you have liability insurance?:PLEASE NOTE: Liability insurance is required to participate in our events. You can purchase this through the BKSA or the KB4Girls website!
Is there anything specific you would like us to recap on the day?:
Read original article: KB4Girls News:Sunday 13th April - Get set for a new season