New kite and board rules for course racing competition
From 2011 on, racing will take place in an open division and in a production division, which is strictly box-rule controlled and limited to 1 board and 3 kites that every competitor can register per event.
Each kiteboarder will only be allowed to register one board and three kites at each event.
Max Length: 190 cm
Max Width: 70 cm
Max Fin Length: 50 cm (no change from current class rules)
Min Weight: 4 kg (for directional boards only)
Max Boards per event: 1
Max Kite Size: 19 sqm (no change from current class rules)
Max Line Length: 45 m from bar to top of kite (no change from current class rules)
Max Kites per event: 3
Min number of equipment produced: 50
These limitations will be used for a separate division in 2011 and will become class rules and thus the only allowed equipment for racing from 2012.
The IKA is convinced that the limitation to box-rule restricted racing equipment gives kiteboard racing another boost as equipment becomes affordable and accessable for a wider audience.