Enda Kenny and Bear Grylls join forces for victory at inaugural yachting regatta
Name a better duo, we’ll wait.
As far as sentences you didn’t expect to read today go, Enda Kenny and Bear Grylls joining forces to lead a team to victory over the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in a prestigious yacht race off the Isle of Wight is probably somewhere close to the top of the list.
That’s what the former Taoiseach was up to on Thursday as he joined a team skippered by Grylls to win the inaugural King's Cup yachting regatta, a two-race event featuring eight boats populated by a host of royals and celebrities.
Prince William (who finished third) and the Duchess of Cambridge (who finished last), both skippered boats in the race, which was held to raise money for eight charities supported by the couple.
The winning team, featuring Grylls and Kenny, were awarded The King’s Cup, a historic trophy first presented by King George V at Cowes’ Royal Yacht Squadron in 1920.
Although it was a pretty impressive victory considering the prestigious status of the fellow competitors, Enda didn’t look exactly look particularly thrilled by the achievement.
Equally as impressive as Kenny's stoic demeanour is the beard he continues to showcase on an occasional basis since stepping down as Taoiseach. The Mayo man looks as if he's just come from recording the type of TV special that adventurer Grylls is famous for.