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Journey to the Edge – Enda O’Coineen Book Launch
December 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pmfree
Join us for an evening of adventure…..
Enda O’Coineen became the first ever Irish entry to qualify for the Vendée Globe – one of the most arduous, challenging and dangerous events in sport. When he initially didn’t succeed in the solo circumnavigation due to a broken mast, his first instinct was to try again … and he sailed into the history books.
In his daily jousts with the elements at sea, the entrepreneur concludes that for every risk there is a massive potential for reward and giving back.
Every four years, an elite group of sailors endeavour to sail single handed, non-stop in a circumnavigation of the planet, through the most unpredictable and perilous conditions imaginable.
They are the competitors in the Vendée Globe – one of the most arduous, challenging and dangerous events in sport. These sailors know the real adversaries are the waves and the weather, the ice and isolation.
The 2016 race had an Irish skipper competing for the first time, as Irish businessman Enda O’Coineen sailed the Kilcullen Voyager into the history books.
But this grand solo voyage did not go to plan.