Here is his website and boat description : LE BATEAU | Le Tour du Monde d'Alain Delord
Alain is a very seasonned sailor (17 transatlantic crossings, mini-transat race
, Figaro solo race) and has a charter
boat company in France
happend when the boat was rolled and had its mast
teared off, the damages that followed this event were too large to keep the boat afloat and Alain had to use the liferaft, the boat then sunk.
According his website, he reinforced the rigging
on the A35, but the sea was obviously and as usual the winner, the rescue
boat have monitored 7 m / 21 feet high waves when they found him...pretty bad conditions for small boat.
This is kind of happy ending, thanks to the PLB, although it is a great loss for Alain as he is not going to be covered by the insurance
for the boat, his words.
Thanks and congratulation to the rescuer that made a great job saved his life in this very remote
part of the world.