Podium for Flyingnikka47 in the Persico 69F Cup


Roberto Lacorte with Enrico Zennaro and Lorenzo Bressani took second place at Malcesine, in the first leg of the 69F circuit, with a fourth place for FlyingNikka 74 (Razeto, De Felice and Fornaro).

Roberto Lacorte’s FlyingNikka team has got off to a great start in the “flying boats” of the Persico 69F with second and fourth places, conquered after three spectacular and intense ‘all-foil’ days.

Thirteen trials, in all over three days on Lake Garda, for these small and swift mono-hull hydrofoils, with hard-fought regattas and great balance in the water, that put all the crews through their paces, even those already having a number of world titles and Olympic medals to their name.

The final victory in this Persico 69F Cup GP 1.2 at Malcesine goes with merit to the crew of Fantastica 2, with Olympian Nicola Celon at the helm, followed by FlyingNikka47, with Roberto Lacorte at the tiller alongside Enrico Zennaro and Lorenzo Bressani, and then by Tixwave. A fourth place for FlyingNikka74, the team’s second boat, also participating in the regatta for the Pisa Repubblica Marinara Yacht Club, helmed by Alessio Razeto with crew members Lorenzo de Felice and Andrea Fornaro.

“Our achievement at Malcesine is a good second place, because Nico Celon and his crew performed very well and merited the victory. Over these three days we made a couple of mistakes too many, because although we were fast, there were a lot of avoidable mistakes in manoeuvring”, explains Roberto Lacorte, who just ten days earlier was standing on the podium in the FIA World Endurance Championship at the wheel of a Ferrari 488 in the LMGTE-AM category. “This is what we have to work at, to avoid unnecessary mistakes that can, ultimately, compromise all our work. On speed, navigation, and tactics we are there but there is room for improved reflexes on deck and in manoeuvres.”

The next appointment for the Persico 69F circuit, the second leg, is scheduled for mid-July in Porto Cervo, Sardinia.