a state-of-the-art

Futuristic, extraordinary and unparalleled: FlyingNikka is the first Mini Maxi in the world with foils, a project that looks to the future, to be launched in the first half of 2022, set to revolutionise the very concept of offshore sailing; and to beat, thanks to full-foil sailing, all speed records in the great off-shore classics

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FlyingNikka in the Voiles de Saint Tropez regatta

After her début at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo, the test event that ended a day early due to a minor technical hitch, FlyingNikka returns to the regatta, for the second and last appointment in her first racing season. The location is the Cote d’Azur, the event is Les Voiles de Saint […]

FlyingNikka: ready to race

The countdown has begun, and the wait is more and more anxious: really not long now to the competitive début of the FlyingNikka, planned for Monday in Porto Cervo, the first day of regattas in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2022.  After an intensive programme of tests and training sessions between Valencia and Punta Ala, […]

FlyingNikka to debut at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

After an intense test and training program between Valencia and Punta Ala, FlyingNikka is ready to make its race debut: the first full foiling sailboat in the Mini Maxi category will race in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo, scheduled from September 5th to 10th, with the organization of the Yacht Club Costa […]

The Boat

Designed by a team co-ordinated by Irish designer Mark Mills of Studio Mills Design, FlyingNikka, 19-meters long and equipped with state-of-the-art foils that will enable full-foil sailing in excess of 40 knots, was built in Valencia at the King Marine boatyard on the basis of the latest composite technologies. A boat with…

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Passion, determination and foresight are the cornerstones of the sporting and entrepreneurial activities of Roberto Lacorte, the man behind the FlyingNikka project. Born in 1968 in Pisa, married with two children, co-founder with his brother Andrea of Pharmaceutical company, PharmaNutra S.p.A., of which he is deputy chairman and CEO, Lacorte...

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The regattas of the future, the first for full foiling boats almost 7 metres in length: the Persico 69F circuit, launched in 2020, represents the beginning of a new era in competition sailing. An event fought out across a number of legs, which last year saw the triumph of the two FlyingNikka team...

69F Circuit