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.
Gizzeria, Italy 24 July 2014: The European Championships of Freestyle and Kitesurf Tour Europe Finals in Formula Racing are poised to witness a battle of champions in Gizzeria, Lido.
This year the Freestyle field is highly competitive, and current European champion Mario Rowald from Germany and Italian rider Gabriele Garofalo will fight for the title in 2014.
In the womens’ division, Paula Novotna is back from injury and will fight for the title against KTA rider Kelly Schouten, along with current British champion Rosanne Jury, and Malin Amle fresh from her PKRA debut in France and Egypt.
As always, the Formula Racing fleet is the biggest fleet in the competition with over 30 competitors enlisted. Top riders such as Florian Gruber, world champion, and Italian rider Riccardo Leccese are two stand out riders in attendance, along with many local riders joining the IKA sanctioned competition.
Spectators and competitors will enjoy the Aloha Beach Party in the evenings, where over 40,000 partygoers will dance the night away in celebration of the days’ events.
Riders List:Adrian Geislinger Austria Gaastra Gaastra surfshop upsidedown/ usd.at LIP-Sports Alejandro Climent Hernandez Spain Ozone Tema Vento, OZONE; Tema Vento, meanline fins Alessandro Di Benedetto Italy Ozone Temavento Alex Vychegzhanin Ukraine none none Tarifa Fins Company Alexis Guzman Montan others Gaastra Kiteboarding Gaastra Kiteboarding Anastasia Akopova Russian Federation none none none Andrea Beverino Italy ozone mike lab SELIN S.R.L-FOX KITE Denis Taradin Russian Federation NKB Emanuele Dolciotti Italy oz ml Erwin Gruber Germany No Temavento Exxtasy, Freizeit- & Sport GmbH Florian Gruber Germany Ozone Temavento Freizeit- & Sport GmbH, Club Mistral Ivan Doronin Russian Federation none none Z-Fins, Underwave James Neeson Australia - - SMQ Jhon Mora others Ozone Temavento KitesurfCayman - Quality Systems Lab - Waterman Lorenzo Giovannelli Italy Ozone Temavento Mario Calbucci Italy ELF Temavento Mystic Martin Dolenc Croatia ozone temavento Jofa d.o.o. Z fins Mattia Galeazzi Italy Airush Airush Prolimit Blaskite Shop Merla Gianluca Italy kitemaniak trasimeno ,hgv,fe.pa,Twkc uc distribution Fe.pa Oliver Bridge United Kingdom Northkiteboarding Northkiteboarding Edgewatersports, Volvo, Meanline fins, ION Pablo Sola Garcia Spain none none Kitezone Valenci Pietro Fazioli Italy ozone mkl www.ramblamaccarese.com www.letortediarianna.it Riccardo Leccese Italy Ozone Temavento Bla Tatiana Sysoeva Russian Federation Ozone Axis NP,www.east-coast.ru Toni Vodisek Slovenia OZONE ML70 accaemme.net Hotel Vodisek Elena Kalinina Russian Federation Elfkite Tema Vento SPBYC Andrei Balaykin Russian Federation Melston Team Astrid Berz Switzerland Ozone, garangosurf.com garangosurf.com Lip Roy Rodwald Germany Thiago Artega Spain Dylan van der Meij Netherlands Flysurfer Flyboards www.versusshop.nl Florian Gruber Germany Ozone Temavento Freizeit- & Sport GmbH, Club Mistral Gabriele Garofalo Italy RRD-RobertoRicciDesignes RRD-RobertoRicciDesignes Jamakite- Gianmaria Coccoluto Italy North-kiteboarding north-kiteboarding ION, Jamakite Jan Novotný Czech Republic North kiteboarding North kiteboarding 69 slam, Meatfly Nikolaj Holmlund Denmark F-ONE F-ONE Kitedanmark, Quiksilver & Manera Rens Van der Schoot Netherlands Cabrinha Cabrinha Sander Bos Netherlands North Kiteboarding North Kiteboarding ION Mario Rodwald Germany North Kiteboarding, ION, Nutrilite, XS Andrea Ragazzoni Italy north kiteboarding north kiteboarding Gasoline for Humans, ION Dario Fidenzi Italy Ultimate Kiteboarding Ultimate Kiteboarding Francesca Bagnoli Italy north kiteboarding north kiteboarding Ion, Technoflow, tecservice, rédélé, Kelly Schouten Netherlands Liquid Force Liquid Force Garmin Nanette van der Snoek Netherlands North Kiteboarding North Kiteboarding ION Noussa Denkler Germany Flysurfer Flyboards Xcel Wetsuits, Mymuesli, Malin Amle Norway Liquid Force Liquid Force Paula Novotna Czech Republic North kiteboarding North kiteboarding Ion, lifefood, cheeky and coco Rosanna Jury United Kingdom Airush Airush Patagonia Stine Jensen Denmark Cabrinha Cabrinha Advodan
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