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 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.

 

With a promising southerly flow, the green light has been given to start the European Speed Championships in Dungarvan, Ireland from Sunday 01/11 until Saturday 07/11.

Please find below important information about insurance and equipment transport, which needs to be booked until 26/10 latest !

Details above on-site registration on Sunday 01/11 as well as an updated event programe will be published as soon as possible.

Event registration will be closedon 26/10 18:00 hours. Please make sure that we have received your registration by then to take part in this event.

INSURANCE

Every competitor (without exception) will have to provide proof of 3rd party insurance to the value of €6.5m or GBP5m. It is vital that all competitors check their own insurance policy and ensure it covers them for sailing in Irish waters and in a professional event, many policies have geographical limitations and are also limited to amateur sporting activities and of course if this applies to your policy then you are uninsured for this event.

In the event that someone is unable to provide the documents to the satisfaction of the organisers, membership of the Irish Windsurfing Association and the Irish Kitesurfing Association will be available on site; this will provide you with the requisite insurance cover.

TRANSPORT

Could all intending competitors wishing to avail of transport from Dublin airport to Dungarvan and back please indicate this by close of business 26/10/09 by email to \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

1) Use of bus & equipment transport at cost of €60.00 return (no single fare option, no split bus and transport option – for organisational reasons) – yes or no

Dublin Airport Radissson – Park Hotel Dungarvan 1900hrs 31/10:

Equipment transport will pass by arrivals area of Dublin Airport at 1500hrs, 1700hrs and 1900hrs on 31/10 stopping for as long as they are allowed, no more than 10 minutes – it will also be present in the car park of The Radisson throughout the afternoon until 1845hrs on 31/10

Coach transfer will be from The Radisson, leaving at 1900hrs on 31/10

The provision of this service at this price requires 34 users or more so it is vital we have responses by close of business 26/10/09

Note: for the vast majority of people, walking your gear to the Radisson should be feasible; it’s a short enough walk.

Park Hotel Dungarvan – Dublin Airport 1000hrs 08/11:

Return journeys are on 08/11 leaving at 1000hrs.

The equipment transfer truck will be present from 1800hrs the previous evening 07/11 – all gear will need to be loaded by 0930hrs 08/11

Users of the above service are advised that insurance of their own kit is their own responsibility. Users are also advised to satisfy themselves with the loading arrangement of their own gear within the truck. We will be advising the driver that the contents are valuable and fragile but as with any freight, the onus to insure contents is with the owner.

Spaces are limited to 55 people and it has been indicated that a lot of people are bringing partners and children this year so don’t hold off on confirming your seat.

We absolutely need to confirm numbers for this service by 26/10/09 to see if we can put it on, as if we can’t, everyone needs time to arrange their own transport. We repeat, if we don’t have 34 users confirmed by close of business we will not be arranging the transport in question.

   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite

 

KiteFoil Open

 

TT:R Open

 

TT:R Youth

 

Speed

male Oliver Bridge  United-Kindom      male Maxime Nocher  Monaco      male Atte Kappel  Sweden      male Victor Bachichet  France      male Rob Douglas  United-States  
female Steph Bridge   United-Kindom     female Anais Mai Desjardin  France     female Kirstyn O'Brien  United-States     female Jingle Chen  China     female Angely Bouillot  France  

   Top Rankings Expression

Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave

             

Strapless

 

Park

male Liam Whaley  Spain                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Pedro Matoz  Brazil      male Airton Cozzolino  Italy                  male Ewan Jaspen  Australia   
female Bruno Kajiya  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Ines Correia  Portugal      female N/A       female Colleen Carrol  United-States   

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