2016racingeuropeans
Apr 29, 2016

Competition update: European Racing Championships open for all equipment

The European Championships in Cagliari are open for Formula Kite equipment (including registered hydrofoils) and KiteFoil class equipment (unregistered foils, prototypes). The…
podium men
Apr 23, 2016

Shared podiums on the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding Grand Slam Leucate

With no more wind on the final day of the 2016 IKA Kiteboarding Grand Slam Leucate, Mario, Pastor, Zoon and Spiessberger ended up equal first in the men's draw, whilst in the…

Upcoming Events

   All events: Formula Foil TT:R Freestyle Wave Slalom Speed
Breaking News
(2016-04-19)
On the 21st of March, 2016 World Sailing announced that two IFKO events - namely… Read more...
   |    (2016-03-24)
Following the decisions at the recent IKA AGM in Rome, World Sailing has now published… Read more...
   |    (2015-12-16)    |    (2015-12-13)
St Kilda's usual foreshore and beach buzz on a warm summer Sunday grew louder when… Read more...
   |    (2015-12-11)
The KTA 15/16 Asian winter monsoon competition season is already well underway, but as we… Read more...
   |   
Subscribe to Newsletter
Print

Focus on... Starting Eligibility

Written by Editor on . Posted in News

There has been a lot of discussion about starting eligibility, especially on Regulation 19 which could cause a loss of a competitors starting eligibility.

Stop the guessing and read some background information about what you need to compete on an official IKA sanctioned event.

 

IKA sanctioned events usually have two provisions for the participation of competitors:

 

  • each competitor shall be a member of an IKA national kite class association and
  • each competitor shall meet the requirements of ISAF Regulation 19 - Eligibility Code

While the first provision is pretty easy to understand (of course only for nations where a national kite class exist),ISAF Regulation 19 is unknown to most of the competitors. So lets have a closer look.

The content of Regulation 19 (especially 19.4) is, that a competitor who is competing in a prohibited event, shall have his starting eligibility for future events immediately suspended by decision of the ISAF executive committee or the competitors national authority. The minimum time before reinstatement is three years.

So the question is, what are "prohibited events" ?

ISAF especially defines prohibited events as an "event, that is described as a world championship or uses the word 'world' in the title or otherwise".

The IKA will maintain a list of prohibited kiteboarding events so that all competitors are aware of official, sanctioned competitions and those who are not.

Watch out for more "Focus on..." articles and feel free to comment to us - we are glad to get your feedback and answer your serious questions. 

 

 

Industry Partners

  • asv_bw.png
  • aguera_bw5.png
  • f2_bw.png
  • gaastra_bw.png
  • rrd_bw.png
  • temavento_bw.png
  • airush_bw.png
  • ozone_bw2.png
  • nplus1.png
  • cabinha_bw5.png
  • northkiteboarding_bw2.png

Sanctioned Pro Tours

  • kta_bw.png
  • kitefoilgoldcup.png
  • ksplogo_bw.png
  • kiteboardtoureurope_bw.png

Media Partners

  • tkbm-black.png
  • kiteworldmag_bw.png
  • sportsfeatures_bw.png
  • kiteforum.png

Recognized Programs

  • KTAkiteKidsLogo_IKA.jpg
  • kb4girlslogo150.png
  • race_center_banner_IKA.jpg