Welcome to the International Kiteboarding Association

 

Our Vision

To grow, evolve and promote the sport of kiteboarding across the globe and across all disciplines.

 

For more information please also visit our topic specific websites:

 

Formula Kite

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.

 
 

KiteFoil GoldCup

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.

 
 

Slalom

Slalom on TT:R (TwinTip boards) has been selected as the discipline and equipment for the Youth Olympic Games 2018 in Buenos Aires.

The focus of this high-octane discipline is on equipment handling and technique and includes reaching starts, reaching courses, and obstacels to jump.

 
 

Expression

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".

World Sailing, IKA and GKA have agreed to share the responsibilities for the Expression Disciplines with the Open World Titles awarded through professional tours.

 
 

Youth Olympics

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.

 
 

Olympic and Regional Games

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.

 

After a challenging first day of racing yesterday the teams were well attuned for another day of tricky conditions on the water. However despite a reasonable forecast, a lack of wind early on meant racing was postponed giving competitors extra time for rig preparation.

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Waiting for the go ahead the riders gathered on Poetto beach raring to get back out onto the water and improve on yesterdays performance, eager to show that they could reach top speeds in a variety of conditions.

Finally the breeze filled in on the race course near to the shore, once again providing some excellent conditions for kite surfing. The youth fleet saw a close battle between Maks Zakowski and Maxime Noche with both competitors putting in a strong performance. After the first race of the day Maxime scored a bullet taking the lead over Maks who finished the race in second place. The pair are well matched and equally determined to take the title so it looks set to be a nail biting championship to the very end.

In the masters fleet Tomek from Poland dominated yet another race reaching a score line of 5 bullets in a row and proving he's in great shape to take the title. Poland has some great prospects in this championship with solid performances from both Maks & Tomek who each take the top spot in both of their fleets.

Before further racing could get underway clouds filled the sky and the wind picked up even further. With predictions of a storm on the horizon the race committee called all of the riders back to the shore in anticipation. In the end the storm didn't materialize allowing the competitors to head back out onto the water.
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In the masters fleet Tomek scored another bullet putting him safely in the lead with a perfect score line. Over in the youth fleet there was a repeat result from the days earlier race with Maxime taking another win and establishing a 2 point advantage over Maks – it's a lead but by no means a comfortable one. Due to the changeable weather conditions the race committee decided to end the day with each fleet having completed two races.

So for now the competitors can rest up and debrief but the series will continue tomorrow with more races scheduled. So be sure to catch us again with the days highlights.

Full results: http://internationalkiteboarding.org/images/documents/results/2014YMWorlds.pdf

The full video highlights can be found here:

 

   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite (Foil)

 

KiteFoil Open

 

TT:R Slalom

 

Speed

male Oliver Bridge  United-Kindom                 male Maxime Nocher  Monaco                 male Narapichit Pudla  Thailand                 male Robert Douglas  United-States   
female Stephanie Bridge   United-Kindom      female Elena Kalinina  Russia      female Jingle Chen  China      female Angely Bouillot  France   

   Top Rankings Expression

Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave

             

Strapless

 

Park

male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Pedro Matoz  Brazil      male Matchu Lopez  Cape-Verde                  male Sam Light  United-Kindom   
female Estefania Rosa  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Ines Correia  Portugal      female N/A       female Karolina Winkowska  Poland   

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