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"In an incredible show of seamanship, the 32-year-old Irishman managed to build a jury rig
and hand steer his yacht Hanley Energy Endurance for the past four days to within 30 miles of his fellow competitor in order to be on site to assist with the rescue if required.
These included: two independent auto pilots; four ways of generating a GPS fix; paper charts as well as electronic charts; two complete sets of storm sails; additional pad-eyes on the deck in case I needed to build a jury rig
; Category o medical kit; back-ups in my battery system and multiple ways of generating power; as well as multiple ways of communicating.
The same leg caused havoc to the fleet in the last edition in 2011-12, with only winners Puma escaping serious damage and eventual event victors Groupama limping home with a jury rig