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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.


Only a few weeks to go for the Kitesurf Cup Sylt and after that it is not that long until the Kitesurf Tour Europe at the beautiful Hang Loose Beach in Gizzeria. Have a look at the Riders who are already registered. 

Have a look who is already registered for the Kitesurf Cup Sylt (International Racing and National Freestyle):


Tatiana Sysoeva 

Margus Otsa

Alex Vychegzhanin

Max Feudoroff

Oliver Lawrence

Jannis Maus

Stephan Brenner

Axel Mazella

Timo Raabe

Viktoras Seputa

Julien Kerneur

Darian Rubbel

Alejandro Climent Hernandez

Florian Gruber

Erwin Gruber

Théo Sicallac

Maks Zakowski

Denis Taradin

Andrew Mc Manus

Adrian Geislinger

Detlef Groebert

Emmanuel Norman

Catherine Dufour

Christine Bönniger

Nick Ressig 

Linus Erdmann

Clemens Rohling

Konstantin Tuludis

Max Petrat

Tom Schüller

Nils Hippauf

Leon Nahr

Jan Burgdörfer

Laurens Kittel

Semira Bernnat






Have a look who will attend the event in Italy (International Racing, European Freestyle):


Alessandro Di Benedetto

Margus Otsa

Adrian Geislinger

Alex Vychegzhanin

Alexis Guzman

Max Feudoroff

Tatiana Sysoeva

Sander Bos

Nicolas Delmas

Alexis Guzman

Stefano Martinelli 

Jannis Maus

Stephan Brenner

Geroge Dufty

Nanette van der Snoek 

Axel Mazella

Denis Taradin 

Viktoras Seputa

Pierluigi Capozzi

Julien Kerneur

Nils Hippauf

Roderick Pijls

Nikolaj Holmlund

Paul Serin 

Alejandro Climent Hernandez

Sabrina Lutz 

Kelly Schouten 

Florian Gruber

Erwin Gruber

Greta Menardo 

Anastasia Akopova

Linus Erdmann

Theo Sicallac 

Mariska Wildenberg

Annelous Lammerts

Pablo Sola Garcia

Mariska Wildenberg

Stine Jensen

Rens van der Schoot

Gianmaria Coccoluto

Francesca Bagnoli

Gabriele Garofalo

Jesse Bruinsma

Adrian Geislinger

James Neeson 

Mattia Galeazzi 

Emanuele Dolciotti


More Links:


>>Registration Germany and Italy<<

>>IKA 50 points event Germany<<

Read original article: KTE News:The countdown starts

   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite


KiteFoil Open


TT:R Open


TT:R Youth



male Nico Parlier  France      male Axel Mazella  France      male Martin Dolenc  Croatia      male Benoit Gomez  France      male Alex Caizergues  France  
female Daniela Moroz  United-States     female A. Desjardins  France     female Jingle Chen  China     female Sofia Tomasoni  Italy     female Hannah Whiteley  United-Kindom  

   Top Rankings Expression



Big Air


Wave / Strapless



male Carlos Mario  Brazil                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Airton Cozzolino  Italy      male Sam Light  United-Kindom   
female Bruna Kajiya  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Jalou Langeree  Netherlands      female Annelous Lammerts  Netherlands   

   Top Rankings SnowKite

Racing Ski


Racing Snowboard


Long Distance Ski


Long Distance Snowboard

male Felix Kersten  Germany                   male Reinhold Gehrer  Austria                  male Felix Kersten  Germany      male Reinhold Gehrer  Austria   
female Maria Stellitano  Italy       female Aija Ambrasa  Latvia      female Maria Stellitano  Italy      female Aija Ambrasa  Latvia