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.
Florian Gruber, the current world champion in formula racing has a packed schedule
for the jubilee edition of Kitesurf Cup Sylt. He is starting in the four disciplines Foil – these hightech boards allow the driver to stand on a hydro foil above the water-, freestyle, twintip racing and course racing, where he defends his title. Being passionate about the racing discipline, his father Erwin is on the island, too. We keep our fingers crossed for both sympathic riders from Garmisch.
The internatinal riders promise to deliver a thrilling competition. Mexican rider Andrew Mc Arthur will be comfortable in the environment of the european competitions. The largest group are the seven participants from Poland. Also many new German riders are taking part in the competition and are looking forward to perfect weather and wind conditions. More than 25 knots of Wind are forecasted and promise an electrifying first day of the competition.
Starting at 10 a.m., the live stream will deliver a full coverage of the action on the water and Sylt 1 TV broadcasts background information from their beach studio.
The day was rounded off by a tasting of „Sylter Royal“ oysters and German champagne by „Weinlounge on Tour“.Dj Flabbergaster from the Netherlands fired up the Aperol Bar and the excited participants with his beats.
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