A rapid sequence of emotions. This is the best definition of the official launch of FlyingNikka that took place today in Punta Ala, Italy.
“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 Roberto Lacorte, the Ship Owner and helmsman of this new, astonishing racer full foil. Roberto is also the man behind this really challenging project. “
Today marks a milestone for our team, and for the Italian sailing movement as well: I’m really proud and satisfied to say that we are the first team in the world that was able to imagine, design and build this kind of boat. And the best is yet to come. In fact, it is coming, and we are more than ready to make FlyingNikka fly”.
Almost 19 meters, with two T-shaped foil arms, FlyingNikka is the evolution of the AC75 used in the last America’s Cup and is designed for long offshore sailing regattas.
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