British round-the-world sailor, Alex Thomson, has undertaken yet another breathtaking stunt with his racing yacht, the HUGO BOSS. The Skywalk is the third in a trilogy that pushes the daredevil skipper to his limits and beyond.
Chasing the HUGO BOSS yacht upwind using a 33 foot kite, Thomson attaches himself to a line in the water, which is fixed to the top of the mast. It pulls tight as the speed of the yacht propels him 280 feet in the air – almost as tall as the Statue of Liberty and double the height of the yacht. At the peak of his flight, Thomson releases himself and, using only the kite, expertly controls his descent back down to the water. He lands the kiteboard in style, while wearing a perfectly cut, water-resistant BOSS suit.