Since 2012, only registered production equipment is eligible for any IKA sanctioned Formula Kite course racing event.

Formula Kite is the equipment selected for the kiteboarding event in the 2024 (and following) Olympic Games but also for Regional Games (like the Panamerican and Central American & Caribbean Games), World and Continental Beach Games, the World Sailing World Championships, World Sailing Youth World Championships, and the Youth Olympic Games.

 

The registration scheme for the 2028 Los Angeles Quadrennium will be separated in three stages:

 

  • Stage 1

    Submission of intention to register  equipment.
    Period closing date: 15 February 2024, 1200 (noon) UTC
    Requirements:
    • Submission of basic information per equipment item
    • Submission of basic 2D dimensioned drawings per equipment item
    • Submission of provisional public measurements per equipment item (see this link for details)

         -> Submit your intention to register equipment here

 

  • Stage 2

    Submission of registration application
    Period closing date: 15 March 2024, 1200 (noon) UTC
    Requirements:
    • Registration administration fee invoice paid (1000 EUR per hydrofoil mast, 3000 EUR per glider or parts / 1000 EUR per kite size. This fee includes per diem for factory inspections during the quadrennium, excluding flights, accommodation, subsistance)
    • Factory inspection scheduled
    • 10 pieces per item built and available for inspection in the factory
      Equipment is expected to be available for inspection on 16 March 2024
    • Submission of final public measurements based on the average of the first 10 series production manufacturered items
    • Submission of final confidential measurements based on the average of the first 10 series production manufactured items
      Final measurements are to be taken on a universal jig available from end of 2021 onwards.
      The universal jig and the matching measurement tools will be available for purchase at cost price.
    • Submission of full 2D drawings with all required measurements
    • Submission of full 3D drawings / cutting files
    • Submission of complete Red Book, detailed building specifications (including full layup details for foils)
    • Submission of complete material list with datasheets
    • Submission of order workflow
    • Submission of warranty workflow
    • Commitment to average delivery times
    • Submission of all other required supporting documentation (see submission form for details)
    • Agreement to registration conditions and Olympic Licensing Policy (available at this link here)
      Registration conditions include (amongst others):
      • Provide quarterly reporting of all measurements matched to serial numbers in continuos form
      • Provide quarterly reporting of pass / no pass production per equipment item
      • Provide quarterly reporting of warranty cases
      • Quarterly pay within 14 days the World Sailing Builder Fee as per World Sailing Regulations (currently 0.40% of the retail price)
      • Immediately report the intention to change suppliers / materials to IKA and seek approval prior to production.
      • Continue to work with World Sailing and IKA on the development of tools and procedures for event equipment inspection.
      • Continue to work with World Sailing and IKA on the implementation of any additional quality control values.
      • Consign one of each equipment item from the initial built series for future reference free of charge to IKA.

         -> Submit your registration application here

 

  • Stage 3

    Registration application approval
    Period closing date;1 June 2024, 1200 (noon) UTC
    Note: the registration approval must be issued by this date, meaning all registration requirements must be fully complied with
    Requirements:
    • Stage 2 complete including successful factory inspection and revision of all open issues
    • No equipment shall be sold or leave the factory before registration approval has been given
    • Consignment items (one piece per equipment item) provided or shipped free of costs to IKA
    • Equipment worldwide available for purchase within agreed lead times after registration approval

 

  • Licensing

    At the end of the evaluation period (Class Rule B.1.3.2(b)), World Sailing may offer Olympic Licensing to some or all approved builders in accordance with the Olympic Licensing Policy (see this link) and subject to a commercial undertakings agreement between World Sailing and a builder.

 

 

Protection of Intellectual Property and Builder Information Access Policy

 

The International Kiteboarding Association takes protection of intellectual property serious. As a leading principle, information is only available to those who need it.

This policy lays out which information provided by manufacturers of Formula Kite equipment is available to which audience.

In addition, confidential information may be protected by non-disclosure agreements as agreed between manufacturer and class.

 

Public domain

Event Equipment Inspectors
(International Measurers)

IKA Technical Committee

World Sailing

Technical Committee Chair
and Class Secretary General

Public Measurements

X

X

X

X

X

Signed Registration Forms

 

X

X

X

X

3D CAD Files

   

X*

X*

X

2D CAD Files

   

X*

X*

X

Detailed PDF drawings

 

X

X

X

X

Basic PDF drawings

 

X

X

X

X

Schematc PDF drawings to illustrate public measurements

X

X

X

X

X

Detailed Layup

   

X*

X*

X

Materials used

   

X

X*

X

Materials datasheets

   

X

X*

X

Bridle Schemes

X

X

X

X

X

Quality Control Procedures

   

X

X

X

Distribution Network

   

X

X

X

Order Worlkflow

   

X

X

X

Warranty Workflow

   

X

X

X

Measurement protocols and build reports

     

X

X

X* - information will be disclosed to this audience on decision of the Technical Committee, if required to fulfill specific duties and responsibilities.


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