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.
Registration commenced this afternoon under beautiful spring like weather conditions in the very prestigious and cozy town of Bariloche, Argentina. Rumors of extremely cold weather conditions scattered amongst a few competitors whom arrived a couple days prior to the set registration date, however sunny blue skies and a temperature of approximately 20°C embraced the large number of competitors in line for registration.
An enormous amount of native Argentine’s such as the legend Martin Vari and many riders of different nationalities such as Australia, Brazil, Spain, France, Germany, Columbia, Uruguay, USA, Austria, Norway, Holland, New Caledonia and Poland to name a few made their way to Bariloche for the eighth tour stop of the PKRA World Cup 2010.
The wind and weather forecast for the upcoming days looks very promising, and all competitors are eager to get out on the water to experience the conditions of the famous picturesque Bariloche Lake.
Tomorrow’s mandatory skippers meeting is scheduled for 10:00am with a first possible start of 11:30am for racing and 2:00pm for freestyle.