Meeting on the high seas.
Kite surfers Anne Valvatne, Philipp Brückmann, Tom Schiffmann and Lennart Schulenburg arrive at Sylt’s western beach in the new Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé. Now they prepare their kites and boards for the start. The four kiters and stand up paddler Kai Steimer, gauging the waves alongside them, are part of Team Makulo, a network of extreme sportsmen and women. They are here today to meet Alex Thomson, one of the best solo yachtsmen in the world.
They are meeting somewhere out there off the coast, where Alex Thomson’s IMOCA 60 is being battered by strong winds and heavy rain.