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 won the Maxi Class Line Honours Trophy

Winning the three coastal races held during the week, FlyingNikka, the full foiling Maxi owned by Roberto Lacorte and supported by the sponsors TAG Heuer and Cetilar® (a brand of the PharmaNutra pharmaceutical company), won the Maxi Class Line Honours Trophy, awarded to the absolute fastest yacht among the 50 or so Maxis competing in […]

In Porto Cervo for the Maxi Yacht regattas

Exactly one year after its competition début, here in Porto Cervo in September 2022, FlyingNikka will return to Sardinia to take part in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, the event organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, in partnership with the International Maxi Association, which brings together the largest and fastest regatta (and other) boats […]

(Italiano) FlyingNikka premiata a Genova come Barca dell’Anno

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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 […]

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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