2020 Formula Kite Worlds cancelled
Published on August 3rd, 2020
The International Kiteboarding Association confirms the cancellation of the 2020 Formula Kite World Championships. Both the Formula Kite Individual and Mixed Team Relay Worlds were planned to be held back to back on the Italian resort island of Sardinia.
Torregrande was to host the first Olympic format Mixed Relay World Championship from October 13 to 18 with the Individual World Championships, having already been moved from Weifang Binhai (China) to Cagliari, supposed to commence from October 6 to 11.
Although both events could have taken place from an organisational point of view, the ongoing world wide restrictions in travel would practically have only allowed Europeans to compete.
The IKA Executive Committee has therefore decided that the current restrictions do not allow for a fair World Championship to be held, when most of the World is excluded. The only possible conclusion therefore was to cancel the 2020 Formula Kite World Championship events.
Both events are now scheduled to take place in 2021, with Weifang Binhai hosting the Individual World Championships in September 2021 and Torregrande hosting the Mixed Team Relay World Championship in October 2021.