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 Annual General Meeting will be held at 15:00 hours on Sunday November 7, 2010 in Athens. The exact place will be published together with the final Agenda depending on the number of registrations of delegates received.
Members in good standing can make submissions for the Agenda as well as nominations for vacant seats on the executive committee until October 17, 2010 latest.
Due to limited room capacities we also need registrations for participation in the AGM until October 17, 2010 latest. Please contact us by email as soon as possible to register details of delegates. We kindly ask you desist from registering delegations of more than one person due to limited room ressources and we will be also not able to accomodate uninvited guests this time.
The final Agenda with all topics to be voted on will be published before October 24, 2010.