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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The first flight of the new, long-awaited FlyingNikka

FlyingNikka’s first flight is a date to mark on the calendar, with indelible marker: a flight which at 1pm today, Thursday 12 May, off the coast of Valencia, Spain, marked the beginning of a new era for offshore sailing.  “I can hardly describe the emotion I’m feeling right now,” explains Roberto Lacorte, a visionary owner […]

The Persico 69F Cup reaches its conclusion at Puntaldia

Eight trials in three days; the first two characterised by light breezes, whereas conditions on the third day – Sunday – were fantastic with sunshine and wind up to 16 knots and moderate seas. A meteorologically sparkling final for the last leg of the Persico 69F Cup at Puntaldia, in Sardegna, yesterday. After the FlyingNikka […]

FlyingNikka at Puntaldia for the final event of the 69F Sailing circuit

Following presentation of the FlyingNikka project at the Genoa Boat Show, the team captained by Roberto Lacorte is ready to take to the water once again, this time to face the regattas in the 69F Sailing circuit, scheduled for next weekend at Puntaldia, in Sardinia. Three days of sailing, from Friday to Sunday, at what […]

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, will be built in Valencia at the King Marine boatyard on the basis of the latest composite technologies. A boat…

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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