Please select your home edition
Edition
Selden 2020 - LEADERBOARD

Tentative event dates for the 2021 Kiteboarding Season

by International Kiteboarding Association 2 Feb 06:09 PST
Florian elected to start at the windward end of the line with Guy starting at the pin. - Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay European Championships, final day © IKA / Alex Schwarz

Tentative dates for the 2021 season have been published on the individual class websites and on the overall IKA events calendar.

However, if we have learned anything in 2020, then it is the need to be flexible. The International Kiteboarding Association and it's classes anticipate running the following events. It is our goal to provide a safe competition environment for our athletes and staff and we will work within the parameters defined by each hosting country and regulatory body.

Formula Kite Class

  • Individual European Championship: 18 May - 24 May 2021, Montpellier (FRA)
  • Individual U19 World Championship: 19 Jul - 25 Jul 2021, Gizzeria (ITA)
  • Individual World Championship: 10 Sep - 18 Sep 2021 tbc, Weifang Binhai (CHN)
  • Mixed Team Relay European Championship: 27 Sep - 03 Oct 2021, Nafpaktos (GRE)
  • Mixed Team Relay World Championship: 11 Oct - 17 Oct 2021, Torregrande (ITA)
  • Mixed Team Relay U19 World Championship: TBC

Important note: the re-scheduled Trofeo Princesa Sofia in Palma overlaps with the class European Championship and the World Series event in Cagliari.

A's Youth Foil Class

  • European Championship: 18 May - 24 May 2021, Montpellier (FRA)
  • World Championship: 19 Jul - 25 Jul 2021, Gizzeria (ITA)

KiteFoil World Series

  • Act 1: 16 Jun - 20 Jun 2021, Traunsee (AUT) - 3 Star
  • Act 2: 14 Jul - 18 Jul 2021, Gizzeria (ITA) - 3 Star
  • Act 3: 29 Jul - 01 Aug 2021, San Francisco (USA) - 1 Star
  • Act 4: 12 Aug - 15 Aug 2021, Fortaleza (BRA) - 2 Star
  • Act 5: 06 Oct - 10 Oct 2021, Cagliari (ITA) - 4 Star
  • Act 6: 17 Nov - 21 Nov 2021, Zhuhai (CHN) - 5 Star

Important note: the re-scheduled Trofeo Princesa Sofia in Palma overlaps with 4-Star World Series event in Cagliari and the Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay Europeans.

All events are subject to the development of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Competitors and teams are advised not to make travel arrangements before the Notice of Race is published and event registration opened.

Upcoming events

Semaine Olympique Francaise (Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay)
17 Apr - 24 Apr 2021
Hyeres (FRA)

Formula Kite and A's Youth Foil Individual European Championships
18 May - 24 May 2021
Montpellier (FRA)

KiteFoil World Series Act 1
16 Jun - 20 Jun 2021
Traunsee (AUT)

Related Articles

New Tracing Sticker Program launching Summer 2021
Goal is to maintain beach safety and access for kitesurfers around the world At its core, the Global Kitesports Association's main objective is to continually ensure that kitesurfing has safe practices through the development and implementation of equipment standards. Posted on 10 Apr
How these two kite-surfing siblings train together
A new series exploring how the GKA athletes train for competition In our new series, we'll be exploring how the GKA athletes train for competition. As the level of kitesurfing continues to explode, competitors are diving deep into diet, workouts and mental strategy. Posted on 26 Feb
Victorian Youth Champs set for April
Victoria's most talented youth sailors will descend on the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria Victoria's most talented youth sailors will descend on the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria in April for the return of the Victorian Youth Championships and Coaching Clinic. Posted on 19 Feb
The new kitesurf and freestyle competition format
A refresher on the three world tours running for 2021 We have three world tours running for 2021: the Kite-Surf tour which involves wave kitesurfing and strapless freestyle, the Freestyle tour which involves twin tip freestyle kiteboarding and big air and the Hydrofoil-Freestyle Tour. Posted on 12 Feb
West Marine US Open Series Clearwater overall
Final day of racing held on Super Bowl Sunday Yes, it is Super Bowl Sunday, and the greater Tampa/St. Pete area is consumed by national and local media attention and fanfare for the big game. Posted on 8 Feb
West Marine US Open Series Clearwater day 3
Sailors set the stage for Sunday Sailors experienced another day of various conditions and new challenges on the water at Day 3 of 2021 West Marine US Open - Clearwater. Sunday marks the final day of racing at the regatta featuring 90 sailors in six classes. Posted on 7 Feb
West Marine US Open Series Clearwater day 2
Sailors, Kiters rip it up in the Gulf The action on the water picked up on Friday right where they left off from Thursday's first set of races in the Gulf. For some classes, Day 2 of 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing - Clearwater featured stronger winds than any other US Open event in 2021. Posted on 6 Feb
West Marine US Open Series Clearwater day 1
Good start for Lasers, Kites, and Foils in Clearwater The Gulf of Mexico offered new challenges for the sailors racing today at 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing - Clearwater. The first two events of the new series in Fort Lauderdale and Miami were contested in the Atlantic Ocean. Posted on 5 Feb
2021 GKA World Tour schedule
We're ready to get the season up and running We're ready to get 2021 up and running! However, we must remain patient, flexible and able to pivot as rules and regulations continue to change. Posted on 15 Jan
Gran Canaria KiteFoil Open Europeans overall
The Grand Finale held in a perfect 16-20 knot breeze Gran Canaria proved to be the premium location for European December sailing once again today, with a perfect 16-20 knot breeze pumping through for the final day of racing. Posted on 21 Dec 2020
RS Sailing 2021 - FOOTERHenri-Lloyd 2021 M-PRO PURE BLACK - FOOTERCyclops 2020 - SmartlinkNano - FOOTER