Le Souffle du Nord – Team Ireland set sails again to complete the voyage

On Friday 26th January, Irish sailor, Enda O’Coineen set sail from Dunedin, New Zealand, aboard Thomas Ruyant’s former Le Souffle du Nord, which has now been renamed Le Souffle du Nord – Team Ireland. He is heading for Les Sables d’Olonne, which he hopes to reach in April after sailing 13,000 miles via Cape Horn. For the Irish sailor, whose boat was dismasted in the Indian Ocean on 1st January 2017, this is an attempt to unofficially complete the Vendée Globe and for the association, it is an opportunity to take up a huge challenge by converting the 13,000 miles left to sail into 13,000 smiles, which each symbolically represent a sign of commitment to the North of France.

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