Formula Kite: the official foiling equipment for the Olympic Games

July 14, 2020 | Kiteboarding
Formula Kite: IKA is responsible for approving the Olympic foiling equipment | Photo: Flysurfer

The sport of kiteboarding will make its Olympic debut with foiling equipment.

As a result, athletes will compete for medals using hydrofoils and specific foil kites licensed under the Formula Kite class rules.

International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) invited kite industry manufacturers to submit equipment for validation by the Technical Committee.

All future IKA-approved kites and hydrofoil systems must be mass-produced in a production series of at least 100 pieces per model/size and tight and minimum size and weight tolerances.

According to the rulebook, brands should guarantee a minimum production scheme of 50 items per equipment/model/size per month, at least until the end of the next Olympic cycle.

Manufacturers must also make sure their equipment is available worldwide. The equipment registration deadline is May 1, 2021.

All kites and foiling gear will be approved and evaluated in competition until the end of 2021.

After that, World Sailing will license the official 2024 Olympic kiting equipment through a separate agreement with the successful manufacturers.

The following kites and hydrofoil parts may be licensed for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing competition at the end of the evaluation period.

All lists are being updated as new gear gets the official IKA validation.

Hydrofoils: all parts must be approved by IKA before Olympic validation | Photo: Levitaz

Foil Kites | Official Formula Kite / Olympic Equipment

Here's the list of kites approved by IKA's Technical Committee as official registered series production gear for the Formula Kite class.

 
Brand  Model Size True Area Weight Year
Aeros - Elf C-J
C-J
J-C
J-C
J-C
J-C
J-C
8
9
9
11
15
19
22
8
9
8.9
11.5
15.1
19.1
22
1700
1800
1980
2210
2920
3100
3520
2020
2020
2020
2020
2020
2020
2020
F-One Diablo V5
Diablo V5
Diablo V5
Diablo V5
Diablo V5
Diablo V5
Diablo V5
Diablo V5
Diablo V5
8
9
10
11
13
15
18
21
25
8.4
9.5
10.5
11.5
13.5
15.5
18.5
21.5
25
1900
2000
2200
2300
2700
2900
3300
3700
4200
2020
2020
2020
2020
2020
2020
2020
2020
2020
Flymaax Boom V2
Boom V2
Boom V2
Boom V2
Boom V2
Boom V2
Boom V2
Boom V2
8
9
10
11
13
15
18
21
8
9
10
11
13
15
18
21
1690
1780
1930
2250
2540
2750
3150
2500
2020
2020
2020
2020
2020
2020
2020
2020
Flysurfer VMG 2
VMG 2
VMG 2
VMG 2
VMG 2
VMG 2
VMG 2
VMG 2
VMG 2
8
9
10
11
13
15
18
21
23 
8
9
10
11
13
15
18
21
23 
1850
1950
2050
2100
2350
2750
3050
3450
3850 
2020
2020
2020
2020
2020
2020
2020
2020
2020
Ozone R1 V4
R1 V4
R1 V4
R1 V4
R1 V4
R1 V4
R1 V4
R1 V4
R1 V4
R1 V4
7
9
10
11
13
15
17
18
19
21
7.4
9.4
10.3
11.3
13.3
15.4
17.4
18.4
19.4
21.4 
1400
1800
1900
2000
2300
2400
2700
2800
2900
3100 
2020
2020
2020
2020
2020
2020
2020
2020
2020
2020

 

Hydrofoils (Masts, Front Wings, Rear Wings and Fuselage) | Official Formula Kite / Olympic Equipment

Now, take a look at the masts and gliders that have been approved by IKA's Technical Committee as registered series production equipment for the Formula Kite Class.

Masts

 
Brand  Model Length (mm) Min. Cord. (mm) Weight (gr) Year
Airush-Starboard Gold 1110.7 109.9 2250 2020
Chubanga V2 1119 105 2140 2020
Duotone Daytona DOS 1096 104 1890 2020
Enata MG 1118 120 2050 2017
Flying Sardine Race Mast 106
Race Mast 110
1075
1114
114
114.2
1740
1890
2020
2020
KFA Mako 4 1117 120 2050 2020
Levitaz R5 V1
R5 V2
Bionic P 110
1127
1127
1105
112
112
100
1790
1770
2244
2020
2020
2017
Moses M-106 1060 113.5 1870 2020
Taaroa Sword 108 1082 117.6 2115 2020
Uramoztu RMM 1050 105.6 2230 2020

 

Front Wings

 
Brand  Model Span (mm) Weight (gr) Year
Airush-Starboard Gold 700 1020 2020
Chubanga V3 702 1040 2020
Duotone Daytona DOS 660 1050 2020
Enata Katana 680 932 2020
Flying Sardine Haze 650 864 2020
KFA Mako 4 678 1031 2020
Levitaz R5-S
R5
Bionic
690.5
725
641
1280
1230
467
2020
2020
2020
Moses W-670 670.5 530 2020
 Taaroa Sword 68 KF   680  460 2020
Uramoztu RMSLG
RMSSG
RMLLG
627
627
680
1030
990
1120
2020
2020
2020

 

Rear Wings

 
Brand  Model Span (mm) Weight (gr) Year
Airush-Starboard Gold 371 1020 2020
Chubanga V3 382 1040 2020
Duotone Daytona DOS 361 1050 2020
Enata Katana 391 932 2020
Flying Sardine Haze
Flow
389.4
390
864
883
2020
2020
KFA Mako 4 363 1031 2020
Levitaz R5
Bionic HW
389.1
380
240
111
2020
2017
Moses S-421 414 144 2020
 Taaroa Sword 37 KF 372 103 2020
Uramoztu RMSLG
RMSSG
RMLLG
365
336
365
1030
990
1120
2020
2020
2020

 

Fuselage

 
Brand  Model Length (mm) Max. H-Diameter (mm) Max. V-Diameter (mm) Weight (gr) Year
Airush-Starboard Gold 575 28.6 32 1020 2020
Chubanga V3 591 28.2 29.7 1040 2020
Duotone Daytona DOS 570 30 33 1050 2020
Enata Katana 585 24.9 29.8 932 2020
Flying Sardine Haze
Flow
572
578.6
28
28
34.5
34.3
864
883
2020
2020
KFA Mako 4 586.5 28.9 33.4 1031 2020
Levitaz R5
Bionic HW
575.3
556
25
20
25
20
  2020
Moses FKR-604 603.6 27 27 600 2020 
Taaroa Sword 54 KF 540 25.8 22.1 764 2020
Uramoztu RMSLG
RMSSG
RMLLG
677
677
677
26.4
26.4
26.4
32.4
32.4
32.4
1030
990
1120
2020
2020
2020

Last Update: July 20, 2020

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