The capsizing took place during the second attempt at the record for the solo 24-hour distance run after an aborted first attempt in April.
Joined on the cargo boat, PARLIER reflexed on what happened, 'the boat began accelerating by lifting the hull. I had difficulties to slacken the main sail to slow down. I went out on the deck and I managed to slacken but nevertheless, the boat gradually overturned on the edge and I fell towards the opposite hull. 15 minutes later, the boat had returned. '
The catamaran, which can be located by her beacon, is to the west of the Canaries Islands. The technical team of Médiati Région Aquitaines, based in Las Palmas of Gran Canaria, is looking after the recovery of the catamaran.