We are so sad to announce the tragic death of Fabio Buzzi, a friend and outstanding man lost along with two of his crew, Luca Nicolini and Eric Hoorn. A most terrible tragedy and loss. Our condolences go to all his family and friends, and those of his crew. Our thoughts are also with crew member Mario Invernizzi who is in hospital.
According to news reports, the boat hit a man-made reef shortly before the end of the offshore speed record attempt from Monte Carlo to Venice, with the accident happening near the finishing line at the Lido di Venezia.
Fabio Buzzi was 76. To find out more about the powerboating legend himself, please see our full feature run at the beginning of this year.