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 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.
It's time to share with you our confirmed tour dates for this year's season. We look forward to the action and hope we will see you at all our events.
The Kitesurf Tour Europe is happy to announce the tour dates for this year’s season.
First stop will be in France in Alamanarre/Toulon from the 30th May - 2nd June.
The second stop will be in Germany in Sylt/Hamburg from the 2nd -7th July.
The third stop will be in Spain in Castelldefels/Barcelona from the 10th -13th October.
A fourth stop, in the Netherlands, is in planning and so for not confirmed. As soon as we know the dates we will let you know.
Please notice that registration day is always and ONLY one day before the event starts!
The big change this year is that we will run Freestyle and Course Racing at the same time to guarantee a fair competition for all participants. We extend our team and resources for both disciplines. The entry fee will stay the same, 75 € for the first discipline and 30 € for the second discipline.
"I am very happy with the confirmed events for our season 2013. The last year was already a great year for me and I look forward to be even more involved in the planning and organization for the Kitesurf Tour Europe 2013. I had always a great time with my team and some unforgettable moments - I hope this year we will have the same fun and success as last year" - Rike Kuberg, Management Kitesurf Tour Europe.
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