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.
Travel has always been a key element of life for kiters and the sport of kiteboarding from the word go.
Now there is a new opportunity to do this with KTA Traveler the latest venture from the KTA and Kiteschule Darss.
So, whether you are a beginner, a free-rider, a competitor or a weekend warrior once you’re a kiter you will want to try somewhere new, train in the warm with great conditions and hang out with cool bunch of like-minded people while you are doing it.
The KTA Traveler is opening up a range of Asian kite holiday packages for you to do just that. From China to Japan, the Philippines to Thailand and Sri Lanka to Indonesia there will be packages to suit everyone at every level. KTA Traveler has holidays that offer ideal beginner locations, challenging wave spots, unique flat water heaven’s and even island hoping cruises with your own live aboard catamaran.
KTA Traveler kite holidays also offer the opportunity to train with the pro’s from the Kiteboard Tour Asia, who on selected packages will kite and travel along with you to help you reach that next level you always wanted.
While some holidays are aimed at the kiters KTA Traveler has not forgotten partners and families who might rather enjoy discovering the sights, sounds and cultures of their destination or perhaps indulge in daily yoga classes and then take to the water for evening Stand-up Paddle Board session. Whatever your pleasure or challenge then KTA Traveler will feed your sense of adventure.
Travel is something the KTA and the Kiteschule Darss have been doing one way or another for many years and now they are combining their skills to bring the Asian kiteboarding experience to everyone with its range of unique kite holidays in some of Asia’s coolest locations.
It really is time to try something new!
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