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 IKA class AGM will be held on October 12, 2011, from 1800 at the CAR Infanta Cristina, Murcia, Spain, or a place as to be announced close by (either in the Sailing Club or in the hotel).
Please note, that only members in good standing (e.g. having paid their membership fees) are entitled to vote on the AGM.
The beginning of the meetings may be slightly postponed due to racing action.
The closest Airport is Murcia, however more international flights connect to Alicante (80 km from Murcia). Transfer can be organized through the organizer of the Eurosaf High Performance Grand Prix.
Discounted accommodation may be booked through the following link, please state EUROSAF as booking code.
The agenda of the Class AGM will comprise of
a) Previous Minutes
b) Chairmans Report
c) Executive Secretary’s Report
d) Financial Statement
f) Any other matters including Class Rules
The deadline for submissions and nominations is September 26, 12:00 GMT. A complete agenda with all submissions to be voted on will be published 2 weeks before the AGM.
Submissions and nominations can only be accepted from members in good standing (e.g. having paid their membership fee) and the executive committee, and in accordance with the IKA constitution.
All submissions shall state their purpose and or objective.
If the submission proposes a change to existing Class Rules, Championship Rules or other regulations, please insert the current version in the proposal, highlighting new wording as bold and underlined, and text to be deleted as double struck through.