Foolhardy, dangerous and not at all good for either Alex Thomson’s reputation as a professional yachtsmen nor for the yachting media in general to be actually promoting this sort of ridiculous and frankly utterly childish behaviour by publicising it.
This is the report on the Yachting World web site, accompanied by the images:
Having already tried his hand at foiling, last week Alex went keel walking on his IMOCA Open 60 HUGO BOSS in the Solent. Alex said; “I’ve wanted to stand on the keel while sailing for a couple of years, and last week in 17-20 knots of breeze I stood on the keel whilst sailing wearing a HUGO BOSS suit. It was pretty dangerous but a real buzz.”