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 results from the elections choosing the members of the 2010 PKRA Riders committee are out. The 3 members representing the professional riders on the IKA Judging Committee in 2010 will be Bruna Kajiya, Alex Pastor and Kevin Langeree.
The purpose of the IKA Freestyle Rules Subcommittee is to continue to develop the freestyle competition rules with the input of a well balance committee, and not exclusively with the competitors input as it was done in the past.
The results of the elections means, the current members of the IKA freestyle rules subcommittee are Bruna Kajiya, Alex Pastor, Kevin Langeree (the 3 PKRA elected riders), Mauricio Toscano (PKRA tour Manger), Pedro Marcos (International judge from Portugal), Caroline Duby (International judge from France) Ian Young (International judge and race director from Australia) , and Martyn Hogg (BKSA riders representative).
Over the next few weeks, the ongoing talks that started last November about rules changes and additions, will resume, and we expect to have the 2010 freestyle rules finalized by February 15th. These rules will be standard not only for PKRA World Tour events, but for all IKA national and continental events as well. These will be a great accomplishment on standardizing competition rules all over the world.