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.
Day two of competition begun with what appeared to be a nice repeat of the previous morning, warm weather, clear skies and a nice moderate sea breeze, however sadly it just wasn’t to be and by 10am the wind had all but fizzled out to nothing with no chance to even finish the first heat.
This wasn’t to the detriment of riders however as there are lots of interesting things to fill time with in and around the resort. Many riders went scuba diving, snorkling, wakeboarding, swimming in the sea and playing water polo in the resort pool, while others simply took it as a great chance for some needed R&R after a long day previous.
Tomorrows forecast is looking better all the time with the locals and crew quite hopeful that we will run at least part of the competition tomorrow. Make sure you don’t miss out by remembering to tune into the Livestream, Facebook and Twitter feeds to keep updated on all the crazy action!
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