Deneen Demourkas took a minute from her regatta to share some thoughts about a tragic accident yesterday; we’re pleased to report that Flavio Favini’s doctors are optimistic after a long day of surgery to fix many of the serious injuries he suffered when his balcony collapsed on Wednesday, dropping the well-regarded pro racer some 30 feet to the ground below. Flavio’s not out of the woods yet, and we want to add to Deneen’s thoughts and wishes for a rapid, complete recovery. Flavio is one of the best human beings in the sport; a consummate professional with a huge smile and generous heart, and one of the most ethical, honest sailors you could ever hope to race with or against. Feel the love, brother.
Here’s Deneen, from Groovederci’s Facebook page:
Flavio, from the first day I met him when starting my sailing career was always kind, always generous, always a friend. I have watched his children grow, his career soar… a lovely man, a truly lovely man, one hell of a sailor. And now, I ask that you join me in saying a prayer for him and his family. Flavio, I love you, you are one of my biggest heroes and I can’t imagine not having you on the starting line. The entire Groovederci team are thinking of you and your family, sending our love to you and your family with wishes for a fast recovery and looking forward to your schooling us once again on the race course. God’s speed caro amico! Groovederci will dedicate this week to you, your family and your recovery. Keeping all of you close to our hearts.