The Keel Walk

Have you ever heard of the Keel walk? I stumbled upon this video the other day and I couldn’t believe it, so I had to share it with you. It’s an ad for Hugo Boss, with the Hugo Boss boat. Can you imagine standing on the keel of this boat with the chance of a 10.5 tonne boat crashing on top of you? Pretty gutsy I’d say. Here some info I did with a little research:

The boat was designed by Juan Kouyoumdjian, and it is raced by Alex Thomson.
Weight 10.5 tonnes
Length of boat 18.28m
Width of boat 6.5m
Height of mast (air draught) 31.65m
Depth of keel under boat 4.5m
Weight of keel 4.5 tonnes

In This video you are about to see, Alex Thomson (skipper of the Hugo Boss Boat) goes for a stroll on the keel. It’s pretty exciting.

For More Information about Alex Thomson Racing- Here’s the Link:

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