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.
The Kitesurf Channel continues reporting about the MINI Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013.
The Kitesurf Channel quotes : "With the KTE's first tour stop on the horizon we look forward to another exciting year of competition and freestyle action from Europe's best riders. Mini's year on year support shows simply how established, well run and important this tour has become".
KTE Rider Luke Whiteside, who became 3rd in Freestyle overall 2012, gets support from our Media Partner: "We will be supporting Luke Whiteside, he's certainly one to watch. A fantastic ambassador for the sport. Luke never fails to deliver and at the very worst will always have a smile on his face".
Next to Kitesurfing they also launched Website and Facebookpages for Wakeboarding, Windsurfing and SUP. Have a look at it - we have spotted already some great Videos!
The KTE is happy about the support and looks forward to a successful season.
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