READY FOR THE SKYWALK.
REACHING NEW HEIGHTS
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. Alex arrives at the beach looking confident in a suit and tie.
THE SKY’S THE LIMIT
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.
RELEASE THE LINE
“Release the line” – the moment of truth. With this command, Alex severs the connection with the boat when he is at the highest point to start the last and most dangerous part of the operation – the descent. Uncoupled from the yacht, the kite rapidly drops back down to sea level. During this phase, Alex is at the mercy of the elements –the slightest gust of wind can have incalculable consequences.