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.
Junior Rider Linus Erdman dismissed the current eurpoean champion on the second place and
defended his position in the second round. The 17 year old from Hamburg, Germany won the Freestyle competition at Kitesurf Cup Sylt. An exciting start of the event, backed by strong, Southern winds.
On top oft hat, race director Markus Schwendtner scheduled additional racings for the afternoon. International top racer Riccardo eccese from Italy, won the first race in demandig conditions.
The pleasant RRD team rider Tomek Janak has entirely focussed on Hydro Foil after he had finished second in the World Championships in Cagliari, Italy. On Sylt, he was able to show off the potential of this sport. Foilborders stand on a high tech, carbon fiber fin, above the water line. All in all, this was a pleasant premiere at the Kitesurf Cup on Sylt. Impressions you find here
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