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".
World Sailing, IKA and GKA have agreed to share the responsibilities for the Expression Disciplines with the Open World Titles awarded through professional tours.
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.
After three days of perfect kite surfing conditions, the wind finally backed off in Leucate. The wind was still blowing out of the north in the morning and some riders and locals took advantage of the conditions to get a session in. By noon the wind had completely died and everyone could start enjoying the activities set up around the Mondial du Vent.
There are many things to do around the event site and region. Some riders went to the cable Park just 20 minutes from the event site and others went to go race some go karts. Most riders however decided to enjoy the beach and the sun. Professional skaters and bikers came out to do some demonstration on the ramp and some bike freestyle. The Mondial du Vent venue is a great way to spend the afternoon; with the SUP demos and many kitesurfing brands came out to display their gear and have demos.
If you happen to miss the action over the past few days many videos, pictures and articles are posted on www.prokitetour.com and Facebook.
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