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 IKA is currently seeking proposals from interested parties to promote and organize the following one-off championships for the years 2011 and 2012 under an agreement relating to the Championship Title Rights.
- World Championships Course Racing
- World Championships Offshore Speed
- Continental Championships Course Racing
- Continental Championships Offshore Speed
- Nations Cup / Team World Championship
Any response to this invitation to tender should at least cover the following:
- Dates and timetable of the event, including disciplines (if more than one)
- Venue of the event
- Cooperating national kiteboarding association, sailing federations or pro tours
- How the event will be promoted / Intended Media Coverave
- Price money offered
- Social programme and benefits for competitors
- Organizers profile including previous experience in high class water sport events
The IKA has no obligation to accept any tender proposal nor to enter into any agreement with anyone that submits a tender proposal. Further, the tender process is subject to a written agreement being entered into with the successful tenderer.
Tenders should be delivered to the IKA no later than 12:00 noon on the 15th of July, 2010.
IKA – Rohrbecker Weg 43, 14612 Falkensee, Germany
Fon: +49 171 3819139 – Fax: + 49 30 3650028899