Italian news sources are reporting tonight that 3 people have lost their lives during a Monte Carlo to Venice speed record attempt.
The accident occurred around 21:00 CET outside the harbour in Venice.
The incident, which happened in darkness, occurred in front of the the ‘Lunata’, an artificial dam made of large boulders which are on the seabed.
The families of the deceased have not as yet been informed.
John raced Offshore UIM Class 3 in the 1980’s & 1990’s.
He served as the Cowes Torquay Cowes Event Director for 4 years, including running the 50 th Anniversary Event in 2010.
He has recently organised 4 British Offshore races under UKOPRA sanction.
He is the Editor of Powerboat Racing World.