Welcome to the International Kiteboarding Association

 

 

 

Our Vision

 

To grow, evolve and promote the sport of kiteboarding across the globe and across all disciplines.

 

For more information please also visit our topic specific websites:

 

Formula Kite

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.

 
 

KiteFoil GoldCup

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.

 
 

Slalom

Slalom on TT:R (TwinTip boards) has been selected as the discipline and equipment for the Youth Olympic Games 2018 in Buenos Aires.

The focus of this high-octane discipline is on equipment handling and technique and includes reaching starts, reaching courses, and obstacels to jump.

 
 

Expression

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".

World Sailing, IKA and GKA have agreed to share the responsibilities for the Expression Disciplines with the Open World Titles awarded through professional tours.

 
 

Youth Olympics

Kiteboarding has been included in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games with a boardercross event on IKA TwinTip:Racing equipment, for boys and girls born between 2000 and 2003.

Have a look here to learn more about equipment limitations, formats and qualification opportunities.

 
 

Olympic and Regional Games

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.

 

Today was a completely different day for the 34 racers from 14 countries participating in the 2010 IKA World Kite Racing Championship.  While day 1 was overcast with winds gusting to over 30 knots, today, competitors were met with blue skies and had light to moderate wind conditions in the 9 to 16 knot range.

Read the wrap up of day 2 written by Marina from TKB

Race 1 was highly challenging with competitors doing their best to make it out to the start line with winds on the beach around 7-9 knots and on the water, around 9 to 11 knots. Many riders had to be brought back to the beach as their kites couldn’t relaunch in the light conditions while others were simply not able to finish.

In the end, for the men it was Bruno Sroka (FRA, Cabrinha) coming in first followed by yesterday’s frontrunner Adam Koch (USA, Ozone) who came back from 7th at the start line and Damien LeRoy (USA, Cabrinha). For the women, the leader Kari Schibevaag (NOR, Ozone) came in first and was the only girl able to finish.

For the 2nd race, the winds picked up a notch and again, Bruno Sroka took the lead followed by Damien LeRoy and Adam Koch. For the women, it was Kari in first once again, followed by Kristin Boese (GER, Best) and Steph Bridge (GBR, North).

The third race was the most exciting of all with the men going neck to neck for the top spots. With winds averaging from 12-16 knots, at the last buoy before the finish line, it was Damien leading the pack, closely followed by Adam and Johnny Heineken (USA, RRD). Each was able to hold their positions for their respective first, second and third finishes. For this race, last year’s winner Steph Bridge claimed first for the women followed by Kari and Katja Roose (NED, Airush).

For the final race of the day, Adam was leading the pack but crashed just before the last buoy before the finish line. He was able to quickly relaunch but not before being passed by Damien and Bruno. Adam was able to gain back ground and barely scraped by the buoy but managed to regain a 2nd place position. Damien took first with a good solid lead and Bruno came in third. Kari had another good day coming in first, followed closely by Steph with Katja trailing in third.

Thank you to the events main sponsors NJS Designs, The Corpus Christi Visitors and Conference Bureau, Ozone and Live2Kite for their support and making this event happen. Other sponsors include The Kiteboarder Magazine, Budweiser, Curtis Fins, Corpus Christi Marina, Corpus Christi Aquarium and LVN Contractors.

Tomorrow the forecast is for solid wind but with a northwesterly direction which could mean extremely gusty winds for competitors. Riders are getting a little of everything in Corpus this year but there are no complaints. We have wind!

Pending protest, the rankings after day 2 are:
1.    Adam Koch (USA, Ozone)
2.    Damien Leroy (USA, Cabrinha)
3.    Bruno Sroka (France, Cabrinha)

Women:
1.    Kari Schibevaag (NOR, Ozone)
2.    Steph Bridge (GBR, North)
3.    Kristin Boese (GER, Best)

Full results can be found here: http://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_regatta_results.php?regatta_id=2696

Here is also some footage taken from a mark laying boat, thanks to Chip Ducrest

 

from Chip Ducrest on Vimeo.

Sailing Videos on Sailgroove

   Top Rankings Racing

Formula Kite

 

KiteFoil Open

 

TT:R Open

 

TT:R Youth

 

Speed

male Nico Parlier  France      male Theo Lhostis  France      male Martin Dolenc  Croatia      male Tiger Tyson  Antigua-and-Barbuda      male Alex Caizergues  France  
female Steph Bridge   United-Kindom     female Alexia Fancelli  France     female Jingle Chen  China     female Jingle Chen  China     female Hannah Whiteley  United-Kindom  

   Top Rankings Expression

Freestyle

 

Big Air

 

Wave

             

Strapless

 

Park

male Liam Whaley  Spain                   male Posito Martinez  Dominican-Republic                  male Airton Cozzolino  Italy      male Airton Cozzolino  Italy                  male Ewan Jaspen  Australia   
female Bruno Kajiya  Brazil       female Bibiana Magaji  Slovakia      female Moona White  United-States      female N/A       female Colleen Carrol  United-States   

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