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.
Maui/Hawaii - April 29, 2013: The KB4girls foundation held its 2013 Annual General Meeting on April 25, 2013 as an online conference. Starting of the meeting president Kristin Boese presented the 2012 Annual Report while treasurer Lauri Streaker introduced the 2013 Financial Report. Both reports as well as the minutes of the AGM can be found online and downloaded here!
A total of 14 attendees - comprised of board members, chapter ambassadors and guests - attended this years Annual General Meeting and gave great input. Some innovative ideas could be developed and included in the KB4girls foundations game plan for the 2013 season and beyond.
KB4girls thanks everyone that attended this years AGM for their support and feedback. Due to nature of the world wide structure of the foundation and the challenge of the many different time zones, it was not possible for all chapters to attend the AGM. KB4girls therefore recorded the entire meeting which can be found here!
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