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".
World Sailing, IKA and GKA have agreed to share the responsibilities for the Expression Disciplines with the Open World Titles awarded through professional tours.
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.
Although not all events are finally signed yet, here is an overview of the course racing calendar 2011. The schedules for the other disciplines will be unveiled in the next days.
NOTE: All events are subject to final confirmation, please check the event calendar for latest updates.
Attention: the PKRA event calendar will be published February 1st and possible PKRA course racing events are not yet included here but will be posted together with all other confirmed events in the events section of the IKA website.
Major events in bold.
16.02. - 20.02.: KTA Thailand
08.03. - 12.03.: KTA Philippines
15.04. - 19.04.: KTA Korea
12.05. - 15.05.: Youth and Masters World Championships France (below 18; over 34)
19.05. - 22.05.: KTE Spain
10.06. - 13.06.: KTE Holland
20.06. - 25.06.: European Championships Turkey
28.06. - 03.07.: World Championships Sylt / Germany
07.07. - 10.07.: KTE Italy
13.07. - 17.07.: North American Championships Puerto Rico
21.07. - 24.07.: KTE Poland
26.07. - 30.07.: Racing Grand Prix Sopot / Poland
22.09. - 30.09.: African Championships Morocco
13.10. - 16.10.: EUROSAF High Performance Grand Prix Murcia / Spain
28.10. - 01.11.: KTE France