The Melges IC37 Class descends on Newport, RI for the second National Championship October 2-4. The Championship will be hosted by the New York Yacht Club in conjunction with its 166th Annual Regatta, North America’s oldest annual regatta.
Our MD75 Karma built by Maxi Dolphin has been voted the Best Sailing Yacht at The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2020. A striking high performance design for an Italian client, she combines a sleek minimalist exterior with a relaxed and engaging interior by Nauta Design in Milan. Last Friday 4th September design et al hosted The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2020 in Capri, Italy, where the winners of the 2020 Awards were announced. The unique voting system enabled 12,441 global industry professionals to individually acknowledge, consider and finally, vote for the shortlisted nominees. Karma was announced as the winner in the Best Sailing Yacht category.
Designer Mark Mills was thrilled with the second major prize in 2020 for Mills Design: “We love working on projects like this, where a combination of sleek looks, true performance aspirations, and great collaborators ensure the result will be outstanding . It’s an honour to be recognised by the industry with such a prestigious award. ” Earlier in the year Mills Design was awarded the MDO Monte Carlo Prize for the Wally 100 Tango.
At the beginning of the lockdown Mark decided to use the time to finally try making some half hull models. Using the 3D printer for the shells, and then finishing and painting by hand the first one went up on the office wall today: Bjorn Geiger’s Cape 31 #9 MB Racing.
SuperNikka owner Roberto Lacorte has won the 2019 Italian Owner of the Year award at the FIV Italian Sailor of the Year awards. Among many other victories, winning his class in SupoerNikka at the Rolex Maxi Yacht Championships 4 years out of 5 is an incredible record, and deserves recognition!