The Story

From SuperNikka success, the first Mini Maxi foil ever conceived, to the new ambitious FlyingNikka project: years pass and boats change, but the philosophy behind challenges presented by Roberto Lacorte stay the same. And they are rooted in innovation, passion and constant pursuit for the best performance possible.

Varo SuperNikka

April 25, 2015

The Mini Maxi Vismara-Mills 62 RC SuperNikka is launched at Marina di Pisa. It is the beginning of an era of success that will give joy and victories to its owners Roberto Lacorte and Luisa Cognetti.

Prima regata, prima vittoria

May 31, 2015

SuperNikka, no sooner launched and with Roberto Lacorte at the helm wins the 151 Miglia in real time, leaving larger, and theoretically faster, boats behind it.

SuperNikka trionfa alla Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

September 13, 2015

Following victory at the 151 Miglia, SuperNikka triumphs at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup at Porto Cervo, the key event of Maxi season. Helmsman Lacorte is accompanied by tactician of exceptional skill, Tommaso Chieffi.

SuperNikka alla Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

September 9, 2017

A second extraordinary success for SuperNikka was at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Sardinia, in a hard-fought edition. With those of Lacorte and Chieffi are such names as Alessio Razeto, Enrico Zennaro and Diogo Coyolla.

Quattro primi e due secondi su sei regate

September 8, 2018

The third victory for the Maxis at Porto Cervo, out of a total of four competition participations is a triumphant achievement that crowns a command that had already become clear in previous editions.

SuperNikka chiude un ciclo straordinario

September 7, 2019

With their fourth victory in five competitions at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, SuperNikka concludes a cycle that is extraordinary, nigh on unique. It is a triumph for a crew that is becoming stronger and more closely knit by the day and with a super-fast boat.

Roberto Lacorte è Armatore-Timoniere dell’Anno FIV

May 29, 2020

Thanks to the successes gained at the helm of SuperNikka, Roberto Lacorte becomes yacht owner-helmsman of the year for the FIV, a coveted award that is presented by the Italian Sailing Federation during the Sailing Oscars.

Persico 69F Cup

November 6, 2020

The team dominates the first edition of the Persico 69F Cup: FlyingNikka69F number 47 (Lacorte, Bressani, Zennaro) is first; FlyingNikka69F number 74 (Razeto, De Felice, Fornaro) is second. An absolute 'all-foil' triumph.

Lancio FlyingNikka

December 22, 2020

The brand-new, futuristic FlyingNikka, a Studio Mills project which, once ready, will be the first Mini Maxi foil. At 19 metres in length, FlyingNikka will fly across the water in full foil exceeding 40 knots.

Inizio costruzione FlyingNikka presso cantiere King Marine a Valencia

May 2021

FlyingNikka tocca finalmente l’acqua a Valencia

May 2022

Sailing tests and performance optimization begins

Varo FlyingNikka

June 2022

FlyingNikka is officially launched in Punta Ala, team base home. The test program continues

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup di Porto Cervo

September 02, 2022

FlyingNikka makes its regatta debut at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo, leaving everyone speechless: it is a historic moment for world sailing.