You would be forgiven for thinking that in the marine industry, especially with a business that is mostly on the water, that the winter would be long and dark with little activity. This Autumn has been one of the busiest for the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School. However, as Centre Principal Kenneth Rumball reports, the school is now finally able to start thinking about taking a break.
Last Saturday saw the finale of our Junior Club sailing with nearly 200 young sailors taking to the water every Saturday from September through till December. Parents were invited in for a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie to allow them talk to the children’s instructors about how they are progressing. There was also the RS Super Series which saw 8 RS 200s and 400s racing last Saturday morning. Marty O’Leary still holds the top spot but Kenny Rumball and Brian Byrne are hot on his heels after having enough time to compete in all the races.
Our fleet of yachts were nearly able to take a break however Beaufort Venture our cruising boat was called into action for a four part RTE drama shot in Dun Laoghaire Marina during the week. We will be wrapping up our final few courses this week and weekend with our school groups wrapping up for 2016 and not forgetting our race training group will be racing in the final race of the DBSC Turkey Shoot this coming Sunday.