The beautiful surrounds of Santa Margherita and Portofino in Northern Italy hosted the 2016 TAG Heuer Velafestival, a combination of boat show, regatta, and celebration of sailing including the 2016 Annual Sailor of the Year Awards. The Vismara 62 Mills SuperNikka and the newly launched Vismara 56 Mills performance cruiser TWIN were showcased at the event both at the dock and on the water.
At the Awards ceremony on Friday night SuperNikka was presented with the TAG Heuer Performance award for boat of the year, while her owner Roberto Lacorte was on the shortlist for the Sailor of the Year. Mark Mills was presented a Special Mention award by a father of modern yacht design Dick Carter along with Alessandro Vismara, while Marcello Persico head of Persico Marine building the latest WallyCento won the TAG Heuer Innovation award. On Saturday the racing overall was won by SuperNikka, while Twin came third in her class.