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.
Today started at 10h00 with a skippers meeting at the Rotonde du Kursaal. The low pressure had crept over and the low lying clouds only lifted around 13h00. Announcements were made every hour on the conditions, but unfortunately the wind didn’t arrive and no kitesurfing was possible.
That didn’t stop the many people that came down to enjoy the sun. The local organizers, Dunkerque Flysurfing Club really know how to keep you entertained, with our without wind.
The flying box was in full force, the playground kept the children entertained and the sea was flooded with smiling faces of those enjoying the water. Another attraction for all to experience was paddle boarding on the flat water and to enjoy the mini skateboard ramp erected on the promenade.
Lunch was arranged at Le Transat Bleu for the KPWT Team and the riders to enjoy some local specialities! Thank you to Christophe Hugoo and his team for all their hard work and the success of this event, KPWT DUNKERQUE KITESURF PRO 2009.