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.
Manufacturers are invited to register their PRE-2011 model season boards to be eligible for racing in the production division of the course racing discipline.
The registration scheme is available here for download
From 2011 on, equipment used in the production division of the course racing discipline will be strictly manufacturing controlled and only eligible for racing if the registration process has been completed and the equipment has been put on the list of registered production equipment.
From 2012 on, only registered production equipment will be eligible for any course racing events around the world.
You can find the latest list of production registered boards here
The registration scheme for pre-2011 production boards is available for download here
The registration scheme for equipment from model year 2011 onward is available here soon.