British sailor Alex Thomson has a reputation for taking risks, whether sailing solo around the globe or using his boat as a platform for stunts.
Two years ago he performed what he called a “keel walk” on the canting keel of his IMOCA 60, Hugo Boss. While the yacht was under way.
Thomson was at it again recently when he scaled the yacht’s 100-foot mast. Hugo Boss was under way at 10 knots and heeling enough that Thomson was able to walk up the spar and perform a high dive when he reached the top.
“To be honest, it’s the craziest thing I’ve done in my life,” Thomson said.
Beyond major cojones, the Brit has a flair for style. He did it decked out in Hugo Boss.