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 kick-off event for the 2010 European Kite Tour which will award the first ever European Freestyle Champion is coming closer.
The "Surf Worldcup Podersdorf" will welcome the creme de la creme of European Freestylers and Course Racers from May 6 to 9.
The registration list is filling up nicely, with almost 40 riders from nations all over Europe, including a good contingent of PKRA pro riders it will become an event to remember.
Registration will take place in the evening of Wednesday, 5th of May, just before the pricegiving and closing party of the PWA windsurf worldcup.
Competition starts in the morning of the 6th then, running till Sunday, with parties every night and action on the water during the day.
More info on the event can be found here: http://www.surfworldcup.at
Registration is still open, click here to take part: http://www.kitesurftour.eu/registration/