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Avveniristica, straordinaria, senza eguali: FlyingNikka è il primo Mini Maxi al mondo con foil, un progetto proiettato nel futuro, che ha toccato l’acqua a Valencia il 12 maggio del 2022, pronto a rivoluzionare il concetto stesso della navigazione offshore. E a battere, grazie alla navigazione in full foiling, tutti i record di velocità nelle grandi classiche d’altura.

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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 […]

FlyingNikka official launch in Punta Ala

A rapid sequence of emotions. This is the best definition of the official launch of FlyingNikka that took place today in Punta Ala. “I’m extremely happy to officially present the FlyingNikka project in Punta Ala, this is a location I am particularly attached to, especially during such an incredible event as the 151 Miglia”, claims […]

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