How tragic that lives were lost.
Perhaps it was bound to happen given the speeds now attained. The boat was an Outerlimits 42 with a stepped hull and according to the reports either hooked or barrel rolled when a sharp turn was attempted.
One has to assume that when Scottb (a member of this board and an experienced racer) can hook one, in his case, a 51 Outerlimits, the chances of a less experienced helmsman (I'm making an assumption here) safely driving the same type of boat at speed would be diminished by comparison.
What this will do to poker runs in the States is anyone's guess but the implications are dire.