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.
We are just one week away from the start of Mondial du Vent in Leucate, France and four weeks from the first slalom event in Mexico; the MINI kiteboard world cup. After a great start to the season in Dakhla, Morocco, with perfect wind and waves, the next stop will be in the challenging conditions of Leucate. Leucate is located in Languedoc Roussillon in southern France at the base of the Pyrenees. It is one of the windiest destinations on tour because the tramontane can blow up to 50 knots.
This event brings many riders from all over the world and Europe due to its convenient location, great media coverage and almost guaranteed wind. The competition is one of the toughest on tour with many freestylers registering and battling for the win. When Tramontane is on the wind is offshore making the spot perfectly flat and very good for freestyle. The wind tends to be gusty because it funnels down a Valley but still the top riders are able to land some spectacular moves on this great spot.
The organizers and city of Leucate really do a great job promoting the sport and providing things to do for everyone. When the freestyle is not running many other activities are available to keep you entertained for the whole day.
Go check out the website: www.mondial-du-vent.com to see last year’s videos and everything that will be happening in 2013.
The MINI kiteboard World Cup Mexico slalom events will be starting on May 9 in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. This will be the start of the slalom tour PKRA 2013. The new slalom discipline on the PKRA is very exciting, and will bring a new format of competitions that will be high-speed, high performance and nonstop kitesurfing action. The will be fun for the competitors because it’s fast and technical and great for the spectators because it will be close to the beach and very competitive.
If you would like more information about this event go to http://www.prokitetour.com/event.php?id=150
The events will be broadcasted live every day and daily pictures, press releases and videos will be available on www.prokitetour.com, Facebook and twitter.
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