Hampshire sailor performs death-defying stunt

Alex Thomson, from Titchfield, performs a daring jump from the top of his high-speed yacht.

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Daredevil sailor climbs 30m mast of moving yacht

Sailor Alex climbs the 30ft mast of his moving yacht Credit: Mark Lloyd

Hampshire sailor Alex Thomson has performed a daring feat by climbing the top of this high-speed yacht and diving into the ocean - all whilst the yacht was sailing at a 60 degree angle.

The 39-year-old is keen to find new ways to use his yacht and has been planning this trick for months beforehand.

Alex Thomson attempts the dangerous stunt of the 60-foot boat Credit: Mark Lloyd

The stunt was performed on the Spanish coast near Cadiz and in case of emergency a medical team remained near by and driver sailed alongside the yacht.

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