Looking forward to the video because I can't see a safety line, also it looks like the boat is going sideways versus forward. Some ingenious trickery to keep it at the same relative angle to the wind while slipping
So cool. So is Alex. Two summers ago he was in NYC with one of his boats and through a contact we arranged a visit. Went down in three ribs from LIS with about 15 kids and got a full on tour of the boat. Alex spent over three hours going over the boat, explaining all the parts and then gave everybody a lesson on his electronics and nav station down below. The shore crew was busy getting everything set for their record attempt but they were also very patient with everybody.
He plugged in some stuff into his routing program with a course across the pond, and the routing program said he would set the record. (Alex was in NYC to set the record sailing across.) And net net when it was all done he actually set the record.
I've been a big fan of Alex Thompson for a while. This is a great stunt. It sounds kinda lame to call it a stunt though. Good job making your sponsors look brilliant. It's shot nicely and edited nicely. I dig the spray on his jacket in the lead up as well as his nonchalant jump onto #99.
But… I want to see his jump without the cut to the 2nd camera. It looked like he might have over rotated in the jump viewed from the heli. I wonder if he landed on his back in that first attempt and if there was a second jump. Whatever the case, he's a friggin' stud. Balls that clank and cool as hell...