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To grow, evolve and promote the sport of kiteboarding across the globe and across all disciplines.

 

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Formula Kite

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.

 
 

KiteFoil GoldCup

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.

 
 

Slalom

Slalom on TT:R (TwinTip boards) has been selected as the discipline and equipment for the Youth Olympic Games 2018 in Buenos Aires.

The focus of this high-octane discipline is on equipment handling and technique and includes reaching starts, reaching courses, and obstacels to jump.

 
 

Expression

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".

World Sailing, IKA and GKA have agreed to share the responsibilities for the Expression Disciplines with the Open World Titles awarded through professional tours.

 
 

Youth Olympics

Kiteboarding has been included in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games with a boardercross event on IKA TwinTip:Racing equipment, for boys and girls born between 2000 and 2003.

Have a look here to learn more about equipment limitations, formats and qualification opportunities.

 
 

Olympic and Regional Games

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.

 

Fleets of twenty boats in the Olympic events and Open Kiteboarding will race in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in and around Lulu Island off the UAE capital’s stunning Corniche from 27-30 November 2014.

The first qualification places will be awarded at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships which takes place in the Spanish city from 8-21 September. The top ten finishers in each Olympic event will be rewarded with a spot on the Abu Dhabi start line.

The next places will be awarded based on the ISAF World Sailing Rankings issued on 22 September 2014. The top six highest ranked sailors who have not qualified at Santander 2014 will be awarded a place.

Two more spots will be up for grabs at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao which will be held in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition venue from 12-18 October 2014. The highest placed finisher and highest placed Asian sailor, who has not already qualified, will take an ISAF Sailing World Cup Final spot.

Up to two places in each event may be awarded as wild card places at the discretion of ISAF.

The kiteboarding fleet at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final will be made up of 16 male and four female racers. The top two male and first female sailors qualified for a spot at the Delta Lloyd Regatta. At the 2014 IKA World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey the top five male and top three females will take spots on the start line.

The male winner of each Continental Championship (South America, North America, Europe, Asia, Oceania) will be also be awarded a spot. The remaining places will be awarded to the four highest IKA World Ranked individuals as of 10 September 2014.

Click here to view the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final Qualification System.

2014-2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup
Qingdao – 12-18 October 2014
Melbourne – 7-14 December 2014
Miami – 25-31 January 2015
Europe1 – TBC
Europe2 – TBC
2015 Final Abu Dhabi – November 2015

Source : ISAF Official Website News
Photo : IKA 2013 World Course Race Championships

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