Solo-round-the-world sailor Alex Thomson is once again proving his passion for the extraordinary. After the #KeelWalk 2012 and the #MastWalk 2014, he is now combining his two favourite sports, sailing and kiting, to perform one spectacular stunt.
Alvor, near the southern tip of Portugal, is one of the most popular places for kite surfing in the world. With its strong winds and high waves, it is the perfect location for this unique experience. The plan for this new stunt promises pure adrenaline. Alex is going to be raised up from his yacht with the kite to twice the height of the mast. At this breathtaking height, he will sever the connection with the boat and glide back down to the sea, carried only by the kite.
Along with from the complex technical demands, Alex is also confronting his fear of heights. Overcoming this is his own personal challenge, and it is one that he masters with flying colours. Over a period of 4 weeks, Alex made 13 attempts at the feat under changing conditions – the final time, his Skywalk was perfect.
Watch the video below!
He wears a slim fit suit crafted from stretch-wool, a modern design from the BOSS collection.
The addition of elastane guarantees maximum movement and comfort in all situations – no matter what life has to throw at you. The subtle sheen on the fabric makes the suit an extremely versatile all-rounder – just like Alex Thomson.
via: Hugo Boss