There are a lot of people that think it is a fake photo, since the Skipper is looking ahead with the whale leaping out of the water right next to him.
BUT what they don't know is that the skipper, Ralph, is a yoga master and thus very relaxed. I have personally been out sailing with him. Even in 35 - 40 knts wind, 6ft plus swells, he keeps his cool and steers Intrepid with confidence and experience.
I am so glad that no one was hurt, since it could have been a totally different scenario if he landed forward or aft of the mast and rigging, flipping the yacht.