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In 2016, the 60-year-old entrepreneur and businessman Enda O’Coineen became the first-ever Irish entry to qualify for the Vendee Globe – one of the most arduous, challenging and dangerous events in sport: a solo circumnavigation.

Having made it more than halfway, through some of the most perilous and unpredictable conditions imaginable, hundreds of miles off the south coast of New Zealand, Enda’s mast was ripped off in a mini-hurricane and it looked like his race was over.

However, his first instinct was not to give up, but to try again… and late in 2017, through sheer grit, determination and incredible human resilience, he sailed the Kilcullen Voyager into the history books.