Young riders, parents, and fans — registration is open for the 2017 TT:R Youth Slalom World Championships in Barra Grande, Brazil. This event will take place November 26th through December 1, 2017. It is one of the continental qualifiers for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. Entry is limited, so carefully read the announcement below, provided by the International Kiteboarding Association!
The International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) has opened registration for the 2017 TT:R Youth Slalom World Championships in Brazil.
The quota allocation for the Youth Olympic Games qualification events (the maximum number of entries per country) will be based on the results of this 2017 Youth World Championships.
Entries are limited to a maximum of 10 competitors per country per gender (10 boys, 10 girls). Only competitors born in 1999 and later are eligible to compete.
Entries will be confirmed on a first come-first served base.
The entry deadlines for the Youth Olympic Games qualification events in 2018 have been amended accordingly. Riders can register now until 06 December 2017 with entries to be confirmed on 08 December 2017 latest.
About the IKA TwinTip:Racing Class
Originally set up as grass-roots and youth racing program, the class philosophy is to allow all riders to compete on “every day” kiteboarding equipment with minimum limitations.
Twin tip kiteboards are used by the vast majority of kiteboarders and can be found on virtually every beach around the world.
The Slalom/Boardercross formats combine “first past the post” racing with spectacular jumps, kiteboarding’s stand-out feature as a sailing discipline.
IKA TwinTip:Racing has been selected as an event for boys and girls born between 2000 and 2003 to feature in the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in 2018, promising a spectacle similar to the successful Snowboard and Ski Boardercross disciplines of the Winter Olympics.