Tragic Passing of ILCA Master Sailor

ILCA is saddened by the tragic death of Massimo Patelli while participating in the ILCA 6 division at the recent International Sailing Week in Livorno, Italy. Reports are that Patelli was struck by the boom while sailing, causing a serious injury. Patelli was brought ashore by a regatta rescue boat, resuscitation maneuvers were carried out but unfortunately without success. He was declared dead at the hospital. Patelli was 51 years old.

ILCA gives our deepest sympathies and condolences to Massimo’s friends and family during this difficult time.

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