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.
Eudazio is one of the most talented Brazilian riders in the world, he came on tour last year and turned some heads at the first event finishing in 3rd place. The next events were in cold European conditions that are hard to adapt to when you have been kiting the lagoons of Northern Brazil for the past few years. He has shown great promise and could be a title contender for 2013. Nobile is really helping him with the gear, travelling and the coaching. Learning to compete takes time, if he gets comfortable with a 5/3 and 12 degree water, he could upset some top level riders. Let’s see if he can repeat his 3rd or better in Dakhla in just a few weeks.
Here is how Eudazio is preparing his upcoming PKRA season and how you can learn more about him.
Name: Eudazio Bezerra da Silva
Sponsors: Pena, Nobile and Prolimit
Where you live: Cumbuco,Brazil
Facebook: Eudazio Da Silva
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