Welcome to the International Kiteboarding Association

 

 

 

Our Vision

 

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

 

For more information please also visit our topic specific websites:

 

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.

 

 Sports Features one of the world’s top online sports and Olympic news syndication sites has featured the launch of the newest KTA project the KTA Traveler.

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Sports Features Extract –

KTA Traveler is launched adding leisure destinations and opportunities to the tour

Sports Travel has always been a key element of life for kiters and the sport of kiteboarding from the word go and now there is a new opportunity to explore the world with KTA Traveler!

Hong Kong: The KTA is proud to announce the launch of its latest venture the KTA Traveler which will be offering a wide range of kiteboard training holidays around Asia in the next winter monsoon season. The KTA Traveler is a new partnership collaboration between the KTA and Kiteschule Darss.

Kathrin Borgwardt owner of Kiteschule Darss and current KTA Women’s Asian Kiteboard Race Champion said: 
“I’m excited about the launch of KTA Traveler, because especially for European kiters Asia is a white spot on the map and the idea of kite trips accompanied and guided by pro-riders who show their favorite spots is something completely new. Our guests will be amazed by empty undiscovered spots with good winds, white sand beaches, turquoise water and friendly locals.”

For the full article go to – http://goo.gl/WnUzC6

The post Sports Features Olympic Media Features KTA Traveler appeared first on KTA - Kiteboard Tour Asia.

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Speed

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female Daniela Moroz  United-States     female A. Desjardins  France     female Jingle Chen  China     female Sofia Tomasoni  Italy     female Hannah Whiteley  United-Kindom  

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Park

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