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IKA Announces Kiteboarding Class Changes

The IKA class meeting held last weekend in Rome has resulted in some important decisions for the 2013 season.

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ISAF Conference: Kites and Windsurfer deal brokered?

The second day of the 2012 ISAF Annual Conference in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, was marked by a compromise on the vexed issue of Kiteboarding versus Windsurfing for the 2016 Olympics.

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IKA Proposes a Kiteboarding Formula Class for Olympics

IKA Proposes a Kiteboarding Formula Class for Olympics

IKA has released a press release today announcing that they have proposed a Formula Kite class for kiteboarding Olympic competition. This is a box rule meaning that any equipment that meets the IKA's guidelines can be used.

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It’s Official, Kiteboarding to be Included in the 2016 Olympics

It’s Official, Kiteboarding to be Included in the 2016 Olympics

Today the International Sailing Federation voted to include kiteboarding in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Not only is kiteboarding in, but windsurfing is out as there are a limited number of medals that can be given to sailing sports.

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ISAF Kiteboarding Olympic Trials Wrap Up from Damien LeRoy

ISAF Kiteboarding Olympic Trials Wrap Up from Damien LeRoy

Damien LeRoy just returned from the ISAF Olympic Trials in Spain and here's what he had to say.

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Kiteboarding to be Included in 2016 Olympics as an Evaluation

The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has decided to include kiteboarding course racing as an evaluation sport in the 2016 Olympics.

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IKA, PKRA, KPWT, IKF, ISAF: What does it all Mean?

So far, everything going on has only directly affected a small number of competition riders, but what does this all mean for the rest of us?

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Video: Alexandre Caizergues Kitespeed World Record Run of 50.98 Knots!

You think you can ride fast? Watch Alex Caizergues set the world kiteboarding speed record at 50.98 knots!

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New Kiteboarding Speed Record of 50.98 knots!

Alexandre Caizergues is now officially the fastest kiteboarder in the world. His speed of 50.98 knots is an average over 500 meters. That's 58.67 mph!

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IKA Issues Threat to KPWT/IKF Kiteboarders

In a press release, the IKA has announced today that competitors who participate in non-IKA/ISAF contests will not be eligible to compete in IKA events. This means that riders who compete in KPWT events will not be able to also compete in PKRA events.

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