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:
  • Stage 2
    Submission of registration application
    Period closing date: 15 March 2024, 1200 (noon) UTC
    Requirements:
    • 10 pieces per item built and available for inspection in the factory
    • 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
    • Submission of full 3D drawings
    • Submission of complete Red Book, detailed building specifications, datasheets
    • Submission of all other required supporting documentation
    • Agreement to registration conditions and Olympic Equipment policy
    • Completed payment of registration administration fees
  • 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
    • Equipment is expected to be ready for inspection in the factories from 16 March 2024 onwards.
    • No equipment shall be sold or leave the factory before factory inspection is concluded
    • Consignment items provided or shipped
    • Equipment worldwide available for purchase within agreed lead times

 

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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