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27 April 2005, 11:07 am
Médiatis Région Aquitaine Capsizes
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WSSRC Record Attempt

At 0400 hours GMT on Monday 25 April that CROSS, the French Regional Operational Centre for Search and Rescue, informed the onshore Médiatis Région Aquitaine team that the boat had capsized.
A Chilean cargo boat diverted her route to take in skipper Yves PARLIER (FRA) who is now out of danger. He is suffering from contusions and from a broken rib. The cargo boat is making a route towards Spain where it is due to arrive at Tarragona on Thursday 28 April.

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. (As Amended By ISAF). Image, Médiati Région Aquitaines in action last year:© Simon Forbes/ISAF
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