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 2011 Slalom / Kitecross World Championships will be held in Murcia, Spain, from October 12 till October 16. The event format will be Downwind Slalom without Obstacles.
The 2011 Slalom / Kitecross World Championship is part of the Eurosaf High Performance Grand Prix. Mar Menor is a great kiteboarding venue, and racing will take place in nice conditions with prevailing winds from the east averaging 12-15 knots, and temperatures around 20-25 degree celsius.
Registration is now open following this link. The maximum number of competitors is 32 men and 8 women, so hurry up in securing your spot before the event is filled up !
A total of 6000 Euro prizemoney is up for grabs, distributed to the top 8 men and top 4 women.
Competition will be run in multiple elimination rounds on the below course. In addition, some full fleet long distance downwind races may be added.