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.
Registration for the fourth freestyle stop on the 2014 PKRA calendar started today on the pristine shores of Soma Bay, Egypt. This is the maiden year for this PKRA location with both organisers and contestants holding high hopes for running what could be considered one of the premier stops on the 2014 PKRA calendar.
Clear skies and light wind gave some of the smaller competitors a chance to get in tune with the competition layout and also gave keen onlookers something to cheer about. With 63 riders registered stretching across 22 nationalities this competition is sure to be a heated one with light to strong consistent winds and warmer weather giving riders the ultimate opportunity to show the world their all. Young British rider Tom Bridge has also signed up for the event and in training today showed a few of the veterans that he to can punch it out with the big boys, keep your eyes peeled to see how this future star goes.
Tomorrows forecast shows stronger wind in the early morning (as is often the case in the red sea) so riders will have to be prepared bright an early for a 7am skippers meeting with a 7:30am first possible start.
Once again this is sure to be another thrilling event so be sure you don’t miss out on any of the action on our LIVESTREAM or if you’ve got to much work to do you can still keep updated on the PKRA Facebook and Twitter Feeds with start times, contest results and much more!
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