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.
Following an amazing start to the 2014 PKRA Tour season, the next stop is just under two weeks away set to take place in exotic Egypt. Renown as one of the top locations for kiteboarding worldwide, Soma Bay welcomes The Red Sea Kitesurf World Cup May 28- June 1. Riders are incredibly excited for this first- time event and eagerly anticipate the flat turquoise waters and steady winds that the region is known for.
Hosted by the 5-star Palm Royale Resort, The Red Sea Kitsurf World Cup will be the fourth freestyle stop of the year and will see the worlds best riders taking center stage. Conditions for the event are expected to be optimum and allow for the highest-level tricks to be performed. Up for grabs will be $57, 000 in prize money as riders will be putting it all on the line for valuable points for the tour ranking.
The excitement of the 2014 PKRA Tours season continues. Don’t miss out on the action- stay tuned to the PKRA website and Facebook page for event updates and start times for the live stream.
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