The International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) has now released the format for the Kiteboarding events at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
Kiteboarding will be showcased for the first time on the Olympic stage with a new and exciting discipline: Slalom / Boardercross.
The format is following the ideas of the highly successful Winter Olympic Games disciplines of ski and snowboard boardercross, where riders follow a set track with Obstacles they need to jump over. The whole competition is held in multiple elimination series, where only the best riders advance from round to round until the final.
The IKA and the World Sailing Youth Olympic Games working party have been working on the final details of the format since the confirmation of the discipline in 2016 to provide riders, coaches, national associations and event organisers will all necessary information.
The IKA TwinTip:Racing website (www.twintipracing.com) has been updated with all information, including
More content and the final qualification event dates will be added as soon as tbey become available.
The final rulebook, including on-water refereeing, will be published shortly, and well before the next major event, the 2017 TT:R Slalom European Championships in Gizzeria, Italy.