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Our 62′ Flying Nikka was launched in Valencia, Spain by King Marine in early May, successfully foiling on her first day of sail trials.  This complex project required the largest design team we have yet assembled, and demanded the most from the builder King Marine and project manager Micky Costa to deliver on time.  The brainchild of Roberto Lacorte, Flying Nikka is aimed at OSR Cat. 3 offshores such as the Rolex Giraglia and 151 Miglia races, as well as the Maxi Worlds in Sardinia.




The first MAT1220 is nearing completion at the MAT Yachts facility in Izmir.  The first customer and his team recently visited the yard to see progress and finalise the deck layout details to suit their teams needs.  With 3 boats sold already the MAT 1220 has created a lot of interest under both IRC and ORC, partly because of its versatility with fin and bulb keel options, and fat head and pin head main options opening up a range of rating solutions to help optimise for any rule or venue.



Our 62′ Offshore Foiler ‘Flying Nikka’ won the Foiling Project Award at the 5th Foiling Awards prizegiving ceremony in Milan.  Received by project founder Roberto Lacorte who said he was “Honored to receive this important award and to share it with those who believe in FlyingNikka

Our IRC 41 Ambush owned by Joachim Isler and Andrew Taylor won IRC Racer 1. This inshore/offshore 41′ design, a smaller sister of the ORC World Champion Halbtrocken revelled in the variety of conditions from 6 to 26kts.
Nick Burn’s King 40 Witchcraft swept IRC Racer 2 counting all firsts and one second. Nick recently brought Witchcraft to Hong Kong where the King 40 design has been very successful, to continue his long record of success in Asian racing.


The first Cape 31 in France, Peter Dubens’ North Star 2 set an unbeatable pace by dominating their 27-boat IRC D class with a scoresheet of 3,1,1,1,1 in perfect St Tropez conditions at Frances most significant IRC event, Les Voiles de St. Tropez. As a result they were awarded the IRC Sword for outstanding IRC performance amongst all 140 competitors in the modern fleet.


North sailmaker Sam Richmond who was sailing on board said, “Fast, fun racing – big smiles all round. We had a bit of luck with courses and conditions but sailed very cleanly against some super competitive IRC boats.” North Star 2’s owner Peter Dubens who controls the North Technology Group of companies including North Sails and Southern Spars brought his Cape 31 to France just to race at Les Voiles, before joining Cape 31 One Design events around the world.