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.
Kiteworld Magazine is the world’s most widely read kiteboard magazine, making it the industry leader and go to news point.
Hot on the heels of Kiteworld’s continued media support for the KTA issue 70 has now hit the streets. In this issue as well as all its normal events news, equipment reviews and travel feature articles, Kiteworld is running a full report feature on all the racing styles. Foiling is the hot topic of course along with Formula and the never ending question of whether it will make it into the Olympics one of these days or not. But it’s not only the sailing style of kite racing that Kiteworld has looked into and page space is also given to the PKRA’s slalom racing, Battle of the Bays Kiteboarder Cross and Asia’s TT Racing development.
So go grab your copy now if you have not already and get fully race tuned.
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