2017 Equipment Registration System Timelines for Formula Kite and TT:R Youth Olympic Games Equipment

Please find below the latest updates from the IKA regarding equipment for the Youth Olympic Games:

Dear industry partners and members, 

after long negotiations, World Sailing has now published the equipment limitations to the Youth Olympic Games TT:R equipment.

Furthermore, during the recent World Sailing Annual Conference in Barcelona, a new structure for the Sailing World Cup has been decided with the Sailing World Cup Final being held now in June/July in Europe from 2017 onwards.

Kiteboarding has now also been included in several regional games like the Panamerican Games 2019 and the Central American and Caribbean Games 2018, with more regional games to come.

All of the above requires an urgent change to the current registration timelines.

The new timelines have been discussed and agreed with World Sailing as follows:

Hydrofoils and “Formula Kite” kites


Registration Deadline 01.07.2017

Eligibility Date: 01.10.2017

Please note that hydrofoils may only be registered under the current system until 31 December 2016, 12:00 UTC (noon).


Registration Deadline 01.05.2017 (01.04. from 2018 onwards)

Eligibility Date: 12.06.2017 (the day after the 2017 Sailing World Cup Final)

(from 2018 onwards: “the day after the Sailing World Cup Final, the Sailing World Championships, or the Olympic Games, whichever is later”)

Note: all such events will be held in June/July/August of each respective year.


TT:R boards and TT:R kites

Registration Deadline: 01.09.2017

Eligibility Date: 01.11.2017

In the meantime, if you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to contact us anytime.

Kind regards,