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 on the starting line at the 151 Miglia-Trofeo Cetilar

Just two days until the start of the 151 Miglia-Trofeo Cetilar, the event planned for Thursday 1 June, the absolute début of the FlyingNikka fully foiling Mini Maxi in an offshore regatta. Having touched the water last April in Portofino for the Spring Regattas, FlyingNikka, which from this year can count on the precious support […]

Training camp in Viareggio with our partner Athletica

From the sea to the gym: for the crew of FlyingNikka, the month of May could not have been more intense. As soon as the Spring Regattas in Portofino were over, the crew of the world’s first fully foiling Mini Maxi went straight to Viareggio, to the headquarters of their partner Athletica, to carry out a […]

Spring Regattas: first… even without flying

Three days of sailing in the Gulf of Tigullio, two of which actually took place in very light wind conditions that were certainly too weak for FlyingNikka’s characteristics… this is the summary, broadly speaking, of the Spring Regattas, the first event of the 2023 racing season for the FlyingNikka, fresh from the launch of the […]

FlyingNikka: ready for the regattas in Portofino

In the race, at last. After the official launch of the partnership with the renowned Swiss luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer, FlyingNikka is ready to face its first appointment in the competition season.   The fully foiling Mini Maxi belonging to the owner/skipper Roberto Lacorte, built last year in the King Marine shipyard in Valencia based […]

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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