Welcome to the International Kiteboarding Association


Our Vision


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


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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 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.



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 born between 2000 and 2003.

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.


From 01. - 06. July 2014 the Kitesurf Cup Sylt will welcome the World's best Course Racer at the "Brandenburger Strand". This regatta will be a 50 points event as stated at the IKA website. So Course Racer get ready for another great event in Germany. 

The registration starts on July 2nd in the late afternoon, the Riders will get the chance to get used to the tricky and sometimes really rough conditions on Sylt. In the evening the Organizer will invite the Riders for a welcome drink and the traditional oyster tasting. The event will start on Thursday morning and will end on Sunday evening, so great action and exciting races will be expected! With around 120.000 visitors in 2013 the Kitesurf Cup Sylt is one of the biggest Kitesurfing-Events in Germany. 


Check out the program and get registered via our website!


Wednesday 2nd July


16:00 - 18:00 Registration Formula Racing and Freestyle (nationals only)

18:00 - 19:00 Welcome Drink and Oyster Tasting at the Riders Lounge 


Thursday 3rd July


09:00 Skippersmeeting

10:00 first possible start Formula Racing or Freestyle

18:30 Opening Ceremony

19:00 Riders Dinner


Friday 4th July


09:00 Skippersmeeting

10:00 first possible start Formula Racing or Freestyle

19:00 Riders Dinner 

22:00 Official Riders Party 


Saturday 5th July


09:00 Skippersmeeting

10:00 first possible start Formula Racing or Freestyle 

19:00 Riders Dinner

21:00 Poker Night at the Casino


Sunday 6th July


09:00 Skippersmeeting

10:00 first possible start Formula Racing or Freestyle

16:00 Prize Giving Ceremony

More Links:


>>Nobile Industry Partner<<

>>Event information Kitesurf Cup Sylt<<

>>Event information KTE Italy<<

Read original article: KTE News:IKA 50 points event Kitesurf Cup Sylt 2014

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