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Alex Thomson- Behind the scenes on the Hugo Boss mastwalk - Video

by Sail-World.com/nz on 20 Mar 2014
Alex Thomson the skipper of the Hugo Boss IMOCA Open 60 race yacht walking up the mast of his yacht whilst sailing. Lloyd Images/Alex Thomson Racing
Go behind the scenes as solo round the world yachtsman, Alex Thomson, performs a daring feat on board his his IMOCA60, Hugo Boss.

Previously we have seen Thomson perform the stunt where everything goes according to plan. However this newly released video shows what happened in the first takes, where things didn't quite go so well.

And in case you are wondering as to the reason for the stunt - his longtime sponsor, Hugo Boss, have produced a water repellent suit!

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