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 under 18.

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.

 

This years AGM for the International Kiteboarding Class Association will be held during the Paris Boat Show, on the 5th of December at 10:00 hours. The room number and travel / accomodation arrangements will be announced later.

All national members are kindly asked to attend this meeting. Also, new national members or aspirants are invited to attend the meeting. Membership formalities can be completed on site, and we are happy to support you with the setup of further national kite associations, and to answer any of your questions.

Requests for amendmend of the Agenda may be emailed to the IKA secretary.

Agenda:

1. Previous Minutes
2. Chairman's / Executive Secretary’s Report
2 a) Rules Committee Report
2 b) Judging Committee Report
2 c) Olympic Commission Report
2 d) Industry Forum Report
3.
Financial Statement
4. Elections
    Katja Roose retired and one seat is vacant. Please make nominations according to constitution
    Christian Conrad retired and the seat of the chairman is vacant. Please make nominations according to constitution
5. Any other matters including those concerning Class Rules
5. a) Snowkiting / Landkiting
5. b) Training Subcommittee
5. c) Class Rules (dimensions, foils, other limitations)
5. d) New / Changed national class associations incl. future approval by national institutions
5. e) Website - transparency and changes
5. f) Constitution - non voting memberships
5. g) Youth Championships - Age categories and Venues
5. h) 2010 continentals and worlds
5. i) Human Ressources Requirements and Certification
5  j) Point System / Rankings and World Champions in Freestyle
5. k) New competition formats / Federations Cup
5. l) Advisory Board Setup
5. m) Any other business

Please attend this meeting as there is a quorum of 35% of the full members including the executive committee. You also have the possibility to give a proxy vote to a person of your trust, the chairman, executive secretary or any other member of the board. To do so, please complete the form below:

 

Voting by proxy

For a proxy vote to be valid, the form of proxy must be handed to the Chairman , or Secretary , prior to the meeting in question.
An instrument appointing a proxy shall be in writing, signed by or on behalf of the appointer and in the following form:


I, the undersigned, ________________­­­­­­______________ (name)

of ____________________________________________ (national association)

being a Member of the International Kiteboarding Association

entitled to vote at General Meetings of such Association,

hereby appoint _________________________________ (name of appointed person)

or failing him___________________________________ (name of second person)

as my proxy to vote on my behalf at the meeting of the Association to be held on

______________________________________________ (date of meeting)

and at any adjournment of that meeting.

My proxy may vote as he thinks or to the following directive:



signed ________________________________________ (date of signing)



______________________________________________ (signature)

   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite (Foil)

 

KiteFoil Open

 

TT:R Slalom

 

Speed

male Oliver Bridge  United-Kindom                 male Maxime Nocher  Monaco                 male Narapichit Pudla  Thailand                 male Robert Douglas  United-States   
female Stephanie Bridge   United-Kindom      female Elena Kalinina  Russia      female Jingle Chen  China      female Angely Bouillot  France   

   Top Rankings Expression

Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave

             

Strapless

 

Park

male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Pedro Matoz  Brazil      male Matchu Lopez  Cape-Verde                  male Sam Light  United-Kindom   
female Estefania Rosa  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Ines Correia  Portugal      female N/A       female Karolina Winkowska  Poland   

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