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.
We are happy to announce that the Israeli Kiteboarding Association has joined the IKA family as the next member, and hope to see some of Israels best riders on upcoming competitions.
"Israel is one of the world leading countries in competitive sailing thanks to its great weather and good winds all year.
Kiteboarding is the latest and most exiting type of sailing and naturally it became very popular sport all over the world Associations all over the world started promoting the sport and push it into new levels at racing, freestyle, waves and more.
The Israeli Kiteboarding Association see the great potential the sport has and the importance of the IKA as a head Association that will connect between all countries and will lead the way to make the sport safer and more accessible. We expect Kiteboarding to become an Olympic Model and bring with it more colors and interest to the traditional Olympic sailing.", said Gil Hurvitz, Chairman of the Israeli Kiteboarding Association.