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Video : The Skywalk by Alex Thomson Racing

Tuesday 15 March 2016Redaction SSS [Source RP]

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Having established himself as a daredevil of the sport of sailing, this latest stunt involves Thomson, on a kiteboard, chasing his IMOCA Imoca #IMOCA open 60 HUGO BOSS boat upwind and attaching himself via a rope to the top of the boat’s mast. The skipper then utilises the speed Speed #speedsailing of the race boat to propel himself 280ft into the air, sending him surfing above the vast HUGO BOSS yacht.

When Thomson reaches the peak of his flight, he detaches himself from the boat and expertly controls his descent back down, landing the kiteboard on the water in true Alex Thomson style, all whilst wearing a stylish BOSS suit.

Thomson is captured during the feat in a series of remarkable still images, as he kitesurfs more than twice the height of his HUGO BOSS mast, a height equivalent to a 25 story building.

Le sky walk

Le Keel walk

Le Mast Walk


View online : Press info www.alexthomsonracing.com



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