Sailing with Alex Thomson
Every once in a while a rare opportunity comes through the Momentum door for a new trip that is worth exploring. I love new experiences, and this was definitely worth checking out!I was blown away by the experience, from the state of the art yacht to the designer sailing kit, exhilarating sailing and spinning a yarn with Alex.When I arrived I was handed some hyper modern and very great looking sailing kit, designed and built by Hugo Boss who have proudly sponsored Alex, alongside Mercedes, for the last ten years. The kit looked fantastic and they assured me it was waterproof and very warm.
Alex arrived soon after and it was like the door blew open and a bundle of energy, wild hair and enthusiasm hit me like a freight train. I could instantly tell he was a fellow adventurer and totally infectious to be around. My kind of guy!
The next few hours I thought would have me losing my breakfast over my amazing new Hugo Boss kit. But nothing could have been further from the truth. From start to finish it was absolutely incredible. I’m sure at one time or another we have all experienced fast cars and bikes, etc. but this was something else; we were not smashing but slicing through waves at almost 30 Knots, powered by nothing more than the wind!
The creaking and squeaking carbon fibre was otherworldly and aided by Alex proudly shouting over to me, “having fun yet?”, whilst smiling from ear to ear. I was totally awestruck by the experience. Alex is a true legend and the stories he tells of sailing around the world single-handed will make your toes curl!
Alex, I salute you, thank you for an incredible day.
If you like the idea of a world exclusive and putting one of the fastest sailing boats in the world through its paces, Momentum Adventure has exclusively partnered with Alex Thomson Racing to make it real. For more information, please get in touch.