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Old 19-03-2014, 15:46   #1
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Alex Thompson jumps off 98-foot mast

This looks like fun:

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Old 19-03-2014, 16:20   #2
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Luke Mastwalker.
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Old 19-03-2014, 16:54   #3
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Re: Alex Thompson jumps off 98-foot mast

What gets me is the boat on its ear...
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Re: Alex Thompson jumps off 98-foot mast

Yeah ... the only boats I've ever been able to persuade to do that, on demand, have not had enough residual righting moment for even a small child at the masthead, let alone a big lad like Alex

And on that note: did you see the Aussie version?

Google "Boxing Kangaroo" and "Mast Walk" if you didn't ... well worth a look, and make sure you watch right to the end ...

(NOBODY takes the piss quite as adroitly as a funny Aussie)
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Re: Alex Thompson jumps off 98-foot mast

See here for the Aussie one.

Aussie Answer To The Mast Walk.

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Old 19-03-2014, 21:35   #7
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I'd do it.
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Re: Alex Thompson jumps off 98-foot mast

... but ... why?
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Old 19-03-2014, 21:58   #9
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... but ... why?
because .... it's there ?
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Re: Alex Thompson jumps off 98-foot mast

This is how it's done...



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Forget Alex, I want to go back to Cadiz!

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Bonkers!
I'm getting an error message that the video is private. Too bad, I wanted to see it.
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Re: Alex Thompson jumps off 98-foot mast

Yeah, they got her over more than 45 degrees... like hiking a mmountain I guess!
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Re: Alex Thompson jumps off 98-foot mast

I'd still do it.

But how did he not lose his sunglasses?
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