A ‘Flyboarder’ rose 45ft into the air to greet the Captain and crew. The intrepid ‘Flyboarder‘ Jay St John glided into the ceremony along the river on what appeared to be a skateboard. Moments later, he was flung into the air, sending a flume of water in his wake. He was even able to greet the captain, Commodore Christopher Rynd, as he hovered level with the deck.
This daredevil mode of transport works by sucking up water through a tube, before blowing it out of two jet nozzles. (Not unlike a SeaCat then in respect of the propulsion effect).
It is controlled by a dexterous rider moving their feet. Nozzles attached to the hands act as ski poles.