Yves Parlier's reported capsizing of the radical 60-foot cat "Hydraplaneur" apparently did not go as smoothly as initially assumed.
While Parliers press office announced yesterday that the Kat had straightened up after the knock-down, it became clear today that the boat had capsized.
A rescue team with divers is now on their way to secure the boat, which is drifting 500 miles west of Gran Canaria.
Before erecting, the masts and sails must first be removed, then the two-masted catalytic converter is rotated by means of the towing aid and float. Parlier, whose one-handed 24-hour record attempt failed, arrives today in Tarragonan, Spain. There he will first be examined in the hospital
When capsizing, he fell into the lee cockpit from a height of around 15 meters and is believed to have broken ribs, bruises and bruises.