Sailor Flavio Favini, 51, was the victim of a bad accident yesterday morning around 9:30 a.m. He fell from the balcony of his house in Germignaga (Va), from a height of about 4 meters. He is currently hospitalized in Varese Hospital: early yesterday afternoon Flavio Favini underwent surgery to rebuild a decomposed radius fracture, a dislocation of the ulna, and a phalanx recomposition. The medical staff confirmed that the surgery was successful.
Over the course of the day, six hours apart, the sailor underwent two CT scans, and in between there was no adverse development. The medical staff confirms that there are no injuries to internal organs, but the state of polytrauma in which the former Mascalzone Latino helmsman finds himself does not allow the prognosis to be released at least until tomorrow. Favini is currently sedated and stabilized.
The editorial staff of the Sailing Newspaper wishes Flavio (elected Sailor of the Year in 2002), recent Melges 24 World Champion in Australia (after his second place finish 3 months earlier in San Francisco) a speedy and speedy recovery.
Born in Luino (Varese, Italy) on August 10, 1965, his resume includes many years in Olympic classes, victory at the Admirals’ Cup ’95 at the helm of Capricorn, various successes with Minitonner, J22, Quarter Tonner, 6-meter SI, Mumm 30, Ims, Farr 40 and Melges 24. He won 9 world titles, 3 European titles and 20 Italian titles. He participated in America’s Cup campaigns (in 2003 and 2007) with Mascalzone Latino in the role of tactician and helmsman.