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 born between 2000 and 2003.
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.
Minutes of the Special General Meeting, held on 23rd of March, 2009 through electronical ballot.
The meeting ballot closed at 24:00.
Executive Secretary Markus Schwendtner thanked Dave Williams (GBR) for his work on the executive committee. Dave Williams steps back from his position and leaves a vacant seat on the committee. Christian Conrad, Katja Roose, Sjoukje Bredenkamp and Markus Schwendtner declared to stay on the board.
Agenda Item 1: Amendmend of the Constitution
The draft for the new constitution has been circulated by email. The new constitution was unanimously approved.
Agenda Item 2: Membership Fees
The draft for the 2009 membership fees has been circulated by email. The membership fee structure was unanimously approved.
Agenda Item 3: Vacant Seats on the Committee
The new constitution requires an executive committee of seven persons. Three seats are vacant.
From the nominations received before the nomination deadline the following were elected:
- Sylvain Maurin (FRA)
- Richard Gowers (GBR)
- John Gomes (USA)