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.
Yesterday was the backdrop for what will be yet another successful event for the PKRA World Cup 2010 Tour Season.
Riders from all around the world made their way to Fuerteventura, Spain to register for their chance to get in on all the hottest kiteboarding world tour action. This year Fuerteventura will be celebrating 25 years of hosting World Cup events, which dates back to 1985 with the PWA Windsurfing World Cup.
World Class riders from numerous different nationalities made their way to the beach yesterday to register for their spot on the water. Russian freestyle rider, Sergey Belmesov, Brazilian riders Reno Romeu, as well as the 2009 World Freestyle Women’s Champion, Bruna Kajiya were present. Ariel Corniel from the Dominican Republic, Andy Yates from Australia, Spanish riders such as Alex Pastor, Cesar Portas as well as the stunning Angela Peral were amongst some of the names on the registration sheets. Men’s freestyle world champion Kevin Langeree also sneaked his way to the front of the registration line.
In addition to the Freestyle and Race disciplines being held in Fuerteventura, the Professional Kiteboard Riders Association will be testing a new high-tech discipline called the Sky-Masters with the help of a modern device called the Shadowbox.
The Fuerteventura World Cup has been part of the PKRA world tour lineup for the past consecutive 12 years and will continue to invest their support in our team.