Saturday, 24 October 2020 08:17

This is to give notice that the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the IKA KiteFoil Class will be held on 19 December 2020, either in person during the planned 2020 KiteFoil Open European Championships and/or via Cisco Webex videoconferencing. The conference will be livestreamed to the KiteFoil Class facebook page.

Date: Saturday, 19 December 2020
Location: Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain AND/OR online via Cisco Webex (to be confirmed with the final agenda by 21 November 2020 latest)
Starting time: 18:00 UTC

Wednesday, 15 July 2020 13:12

IKA regrets to confirm the cancellation of the 2020 KiteFoil World Series due to COVID-19.

Despite all effords and the committment of our event organizers, the development of the worldwide  pandemic makes it impossible to organize a safe and fair World Series in 2020.

China has announced over the weekend the cancellation of all international competitions (except the 2022 Winter Olympic Games test event). This includes Golf, Tennis, Formula 1, and also the IKA events planned later in the season. We are sure that all our venues in China will be back strong next year.

The Traunsee event in September will go ahead on European level, with details to be announced shortly.

If international travel can commence, Sardinia will see back to back events of individual and team relay World Championships of the Formula Kite class.

Earlier today, the International Olympic Committee announced that the 2022 Youth Olympic Games in Dakar will be postponed to 2026. No further information is availble at this time.

Friday, 15 May 2020 17:32

The team at the International Kiteboarding Association remains in regular contact with all our event organizers to continuosly evaluate the situation of the 2020 championship events.

Although we are starting to see the first signs of restrictions on normal daily activities being relaxed, both the legal situation to hold events (with or without spectators) and the international travel situation remain difficult.

This update covers event updatesclass rule changes, and advise for getting back on the water safely.

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 12:33

We all find ourselves in exceptional circumstances globally due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and we truly hope this message finds you well wherever in the world you are at the moment.

The team at the International Kiteboarding Association continues to work diligently, despite these difficult circumstances.

There are a couple of areas which are affected by the continued spread of the virus, for which we want to give you an update to provide planning safety - as far as this is currently possible. 

Sunday, 06 October 2019 18:51

France’s Axel Mazella punched the air with joy and relief as he flew across the line in the season-ending last race of the KiteFoil World Series final on the Italian resort island of Sardinia, lifting the crown for the second time.

As the offshore Mistral winds built to more than 30kts blowing over the Gulf of Angels track off Cagliari’s Poetto Beach, Mazella took few risks on the event’s final fourth day, keenly aware he had done enough earlier and over the tour’s first three stops to land the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) 2019 KiteFoil World Title.

Mazella closed out the Sardinia Kiteboard Grand Slam, sponsored byRegione Sardegnatourism and the City of Cagliari, in fourth spot after 20 high-octane races, often in punchy winds on flat waters that saw the leaders clock an astonishing 40+kts on downwind legs.

Saturday, 05 October 2019 20:04

French athletes bossed the top of the order at the KiteFoil World Series on the Italian resort island of Sardinia, commanding a remarkable four of the top five spots after the penultimate third day of blisteringly-fast racing in shifty conditions.

Overnight leader Théo de Ramecourt (FRA) extended his lead at the head of the standings after he landed two bullets and two seconds in awesome racing on the fabled Gulf of Angels course in tricky offshore breezes of 11kts to 20kts.

But he was pushed all the way by fellow countryman, the resurgent Nico Parlier, who scooped a bullet and a clutch of high-placed finishes that were enough to go second on the leaderboard and just get his nose ahead of lone Briton, Connor Bainbridge.

Friday, 04 October 2019 18:39

The hot-favourite to lift the 2019 KiteFoil World Series title at the finale being fought out on the Italian resort island of Sardinia is out of the competition after he suffered a dramatic shoulder injury in a crash in the penultimate race of the second day.

Slovenia’s Toni Vodisek, 19, had proved virtually untouchable at the opening three stops of International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) series where he dominated to take a hat-trick of victories that put him in pole position to secure the coveted crown.

But even before his campaign-ending injury, there were ominous signs his title bid was coming off the rails, thanks to several costly errors. On the second of a scheduled four days of competition off Cagliari’s Poetto Beach the teenager was disqualified from one race for crossing the line early and tangled at the bottom gate, failing to finish another.

Thursday, 03 October 2019 20:40

The opening duels of the four-stop KiteFoil World Series final being played out on the Italian resort island of Sardinia threw up breathtakingly-close racing in gusty and shifty Mistral winds that tested even the most experienced athletes.

But with the world title at stake, tour leader Slovenia’s Toni Vodisek, 19, suffered a streak of bad luck, failing to finish either of the day’s last two races after breaking his power line and subsequently his bridles when his 11m kite inverted in the offshore breezes gusting to 28kts.

The teenager had opened his title quest at the Sardinia Kiteboard Grand Slam with scintillating racing, lifting two bullets and a second that at one stage took him to the top of the standings in a titanic struggle with France’s Théo de Ramecourt.

Wednesday, 02 October 2019 18:49

The world’s fastest kitefoil racers are poised to battle for KiteFoil World Series championship titles on the spectacular Italian resort island of Sardinia in the final fourth act of the globe-trotting tour.

It is the third successive year that the Sardinian capital of Cagliari has hosted the series where intense battles in the cutting-edge kiteboarding discipline will again be fought out on the Gulf of Angels off the pristine Poetto Beach.

But the 2019 edition’s climactic finale over the five-day Sardinia Kiteboard Grand Slam, sponsored byRegione Sardegna tourism and the City of Cagliari, is set to be one of the hardest-fought after kiteboarding won inclusion in the line-up for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 16:40

Slovenia’s Toni Vodisek and the US’s Daniela Moroz clinched wins at the third and penultimate act of the 2019 KiteFoil World Series in challenging conditions off Pingtan island, eastern China.

Vodisek, 19, and four-time Formula Kite world champion Moroz, 18, have now dominated each of the tour’s three events with scintillating pace and raw power that gave them the edge over rivals among the world’s fastest kitefoil racers.

Both are now poised to lift the coveted International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) KiteFoil world titles, but still have work to do to seal the deal at the series’ closing act on Poetto Beach, Cagliari, on the Italian resort island of Sardinia next month.

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