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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 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 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 […]

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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