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.
Twin Tip Racing is a great discipline to get to know some racing rules and techniques. On Sylt you can get the chance to take part at the Twin Tip Racing, which is only on Saturday and Sunday!
The Twin Tip Racing will be an open class. Twin Tip boards and all kind of kites will be allowed to take part at these races. The competition will take part only during the weekend – Saturday and Sunday with a maximum of 4 races a day and a wind limit of 10 knots. Within this fleet the local Organizer and the KTE Management will provide Wildcards for partners and sponsors. The entry fee for the Twin Tip Racing will be 40 €. This fee includes the dinner on Saturday night, party entrance and an Event-Shirt, which needs to be worn during the race.
To register for this class please send an E-Mail with your name, country and event you like to take part to:
Information about the event are here.
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