Enda Kenny crewed the winning racing yacht with Bear Grylls in a big royal regatta

By | August 12, 2019

Enda Kenny and the crew of Tusk celebrate their win with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Photo: KensingtonRoyal/Twitter

Enda Kenny can add his name to the list of Irish yachting politicians as he crewed adventurer Bear Grylls’ regatta winning boat Tusk in Cowes on Thursday 8 August, as TheJournal.ie reports.

The former Taoiseach was taking part in the charity event for The King’s Cup that also saw the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, go head to head in competing vessels along the eight-boat fleet.

It’s not clear whether Fine Gael colleague Simon Coveney, whose family has long been a part of the Cork sailing community, gave his erstwhile boss any pointers for the event — nor whether the sailing bug has bitten him like it did the late Charlie Haughey in the 1980s.

Story and images by MacDara Conroy