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Our Vision

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.

 

4th KTA Philippines 2013

Here we go then round 3 of our quick-fire start to the KTA Asian Kiteboard Championship Tour. This time it’s back to a favorite haunt in the shape of Boracay Island the Philippines for our 4th event there in as many years.

Registration day takes place on the 26th March with the competition proper then running for the following four days up to the 30th March. The KTA Kite Kids will also be in action to give the now familiar kids power kiting start to the KTA event and this time on home turf for our Kite Kids orgnaiser Kathrin Bordwardt, so we can expect a good turn out over the two days the classes will be running.

With the forecasts improving everyday as we close in on next week’s event the excitement is building for another high level competition that will pick up from where the battles ended only a week ago in Thailand. Last time it was the turn of the Thai riders to have home water advantage, so this time the Philippines crew will for sure be looking to turn the tables. But of course everyone else will be there in the mix too, so no easy rides for anyone – perfect then for the makings of another KTA event to remember.

Key scraps to watch out for then this week – will anyone knock Yo Narapichit Pudla off of his seemingly none stop winning streak in the men’s RB class, can Asian Freestyle Champion Ken Nacor put himself back on top in his home town, how will the Oshima, Oja and Rosa battle play out this time in the women’s Freestyle and will Fon Jantawan Benyapa hold off Kathrin Bordwardt for a second time and take the top Women’s RB slot again. For the TT class it’s all wide open too and everyone will be watching to see if the new Chinese talent that emerged in Thailand can take that one step up this time to the top of the podium.

Its Easter week and it’s going to be crazy anyway on the island, so we are all hoping to see the crowds on the beach each day as they recover from their various nights out to cheer everything and everyone along. With Bulabog beach things are always close up and personal so it’s great one to be part of so if you are there come along and join us at the beautiful beach front at the Aqua Boracay by Yoo who are once again out hosts sponsors for the KTA event. So a big thank you goes out to the Marco’s for their continued support and we look forward to our week there with you.

Thank you also to all the other tour, local sponsors and partners who have stepped in to help the KTA Philippines take place, we know it’s a busy holiday time for you all so your support it very much appreciated.

So let’s do this and make it  good one………………..See you in Boracay !

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