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Formula Kite World Championships

September 9 to 15, 2016 in Weifang Binhai China

 

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World Championships

World Championships

09.09.2016 - 15.09.2016 50000 EUR
Sailing World Cup Final

Sailing World Cup Final

04.12. - 11.12.2016 18000 AUD

F.A.Q.Send us your questions via email or facebook, and we will answer them here

Is this the official World Championship ?

Yes, the IKA World Championships (Formula, KiteFoil, TT:R, Freestyle / Big Air / Wave, Speed) are the only official world titles recognized by World Sailing.

World Sailing is the governing body of the sport, from dinghy racing, windsurfing, kiteboarding up to the Volvo Ocean Race and the Americas Cup, and is as such recognized by the International Olympic Committee.

How is the World Champion decided ?

The winner of the World Championships is the world champion - men, women and age divisions upon entry.

The age categories are Under 21, Under 18, Masters (over 35) and Grandmasters (over 45)

Can we as riders also compete in whatever else kiteboarding event around the world ?

YYes, of course. We encourage riders to get involved in as many events as possible and grow our sport of kiteboarding. However, if the event claims to be a World Championship (or is perceived as such) without being sanctioned as such by IKA or World Sailing it may be listed as a prohibited event by World Sailing. Attending these events mean you become ineligible to compete in World Sailing compliant events and the Organising Authority of that World Sailing compliant event may deny your entry. This could apply to certain events published by the so called "IFKO".

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Teenager Moroz Triumphs While Nocher Grabs Third Successive Kite Race World Title

Teenager Moroz Triumphs While Nocher Grabs Third Successive Kite Race World Title

Monegasque rider Maxime Nocher seized the Formula Kite crown with a stellar performance in the final day’s short, sharp medal races, making it three world titles in succession. Nocher began the...

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Moroz and Kalinina Tied After Russian Rider Turns Tables in Light Breezes

Moroz and Kalinina Tied After Russian Rider Turns Tables in Light Breezes

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Riders Talk Olympics Aspirations as Wind Stays Away

Riders Talk Olympics Aspirations as Wind Stays Away

Light breezes tantalised racers at the Formula Kite (foil) World Champions for a second straight day, but remained stubbornly insufficient to get off any races in the women’s or men’s...

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Riders Becalmed as Wind Refuses to Play Ball

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Parlier and Moroz Dominate at Formula Kite Worlds in Unexpectedly Tough Conditions

Parlier and Moroz Dominate at Formula Kite Worlds in Unexpectedly Tough Conditions

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Tricky Breezes Test Formula Racers in Opening Exchanges

Tricky Breezes Test Formula Racers in Opening Exchanges

French teenager Axel Mazella opened his campaign where he had left off at the KiteFoil GoldCup in Italy, with an emphatic bullet in the first race of the Formula Kite...

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Cream of Formula Kite Crop Line Up in China to Battle for World Title

Cream of Formula Kite Crop Line Up in China to Battle for World Title

The stage is set for the opening exchanges in what will inevitably be a week of scorching action at the inaugural Formula Kite (Foil) World Championships on the butter-flat waters...

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Stage Set For Engrossing Showdown of Globe’s Top Foilers as Rivals Meet to Fight it Out in China

Stage Set For Engrossing Showdown of Globe’s Top Foilers as Rivals Meet to Fight it Out in China

Battle in the eagerly-awaited first Formula Kite (foil) world championship will get underway in just five days on the waters off Weifang, China. With most of the top kitefoil racers slated...

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