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After two cancellations, the 50–boat fleet including the J109 Jump the Gun above is hopeful for a start this Sunday
DBSC
15–knot westerlies should give Dublin Bay Sailing Club Spring Chicken sailors grounds for optimism this Sunday at the National Yacht Club.   After two cancellations, the 50–boat fleet is hopeful for a start this weekend after two missed Sundays so…
If you are interested in teaching powerboat courses contact the INSS in Dun Laoghaire. Scroll down for video.
Jobs
The powerboat business in Ireland seems to be getting busier so the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School are appealing for more powerboat instructors. School Principal Kenneth Rumball says the Dun Laoghaire–based school is also looking for some full time…
Kenneth Rumball instructing in Dun Laoghaire harbour this Autumn. He will give a talk about taking his teaching from a hobby to a full professional career in Galway Bay Sailing Club on January 18
How To Sail
Irish National Sailing School Principal Kenneth Rumball heads west  this month to give a chat about his sailing career. All are welcome to Galway Bay Sailing Club on Wednesday,18th of January at 8pm. Here's what the Oranmore club can expect:  I…
 The 2016 race race begins in six day's time on Boxing Day from Sydney Harbour.
Sydney to Hobart
Eight days out from the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart race, a race in which a number of Irish sailors are participating, and there is no solid indication as to what weather pattern the 91–yacht fleet will experience.  The…
A video grab of the two INSS 1720s in last weekend's DBSC Turkey Shoot last weekend. See video below.
Dublin Bay
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 late Arthur Rumball (left) with his brother Alistair in May 2015. Photo: W M Nixon
News Update
When we remember that Arthur Rumball was one of the definitive backroom boys of the Irish maritime world, it is remarkable and heart-warming to reflect on just how many lives he influenced for the better, and how many young people…
RS Dinghies at the INSS league. See video below.
RS Sailing
Eight RS dinghies made it on the water at Dun Laoghaire Harbour for the first of a five one day monthly race days 'Super Series' hosted by the Irish National Sailing Club working closely with the RS Committee. The series…
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Turkey Shoot
Here's some highlights of Team INSS.ie in the first race of Sunday's 2016 DBSC Turkey Shoot. Two boats, one skippered by Kenneth Rumball with a crew of race novices and the second by some of the INSS instructors took part…
Lynx, a Sailing school entry was tenth overall in a fleet of 63–boats in this year's Volvo Round Ireland race. Above the INSS Reflex 38 sets out on her 700–mile journey off the Wicklow coast. She is now for sale at €60k.
Boat Sales
Lynx, the successful Irish offshore Reflex 38 racer that has featured at the top of Ireland's offshore racing fleets for the past five seasons or more is seriously for sale by current owners, the Irish National Sailing School (INSS) in…
An INSS 1720 competes in the 2015 DBSC Turkey Shoot on Dublin Bay
How To Sail
As the last of the summer racing series in Dublin Bay come to a close, thoughts soon turn to the winter racing series of the DBSC Turkey Shoot & DMYC Frostbite series. Buoyed up by demand, the Irish National Sailing &…
A Transition Year/Second Level programme, designed to help students make the transition from dinghy sailing to be competent on both racing and cruising yachts using the school's LYNX yacht
How To Sail
The Irish National Sailing School is offering new after schools learn to sail programmes for children of all ages. There are two new programmes available, an after schools club for children of all ages and our all new Wednesday afternoon’s…
A Sailing school entry was tenth overall in a fleet of 63–boats in this month's Volvo Round Ireland 2016. Above the INSS Reflex 38, Lynx ,sets out on her 700–mile journey off the Wicklow coast. Scroll down for video
Round Ireland
INSS School principal and skipper Kenneth Rumball reviews his tenth place overall in Volvo Round Ireland 2016 on board the INSS Reflex 38, Lynx. The idea for the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School to compete in the Round Ireland…
Two of the INSS 1720 fleet that introduced 50 new people to sailing last Sunday in Dun Laoghaire
How To Sail
Last Sunday, Dun Laoghaire's Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School held its 2016 Open Day in association with Irish Sailing Association's 'Try Sailing' programme. 50 new people to the sport experienced the thrill of sailing onboard a 1720 sportsboat while…
The 2016 INSS instructor group at the Sailing School's HQ at the West Pier in Dun Laoghaire
Sailing Schools
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School has been active this winter in anticipation of a busy summer season writes Principal Kenneth Rumball. Through various acquisitions the following additions to the INSS fleet have been made, 13 sit–on Kayaks, five…
The Team INSS 1720 won DBSC's Spring Chicken Series
Round Ireland
The Team INSS win in last weekend's 46–boat Dublin Bay Sailing Club Spring Chicken Series represented much more than just a win as it represented an important milestone in an offshore racing campaign. Look closer at the INSS 1720 crew…
Historic Boats
The Vikings are back on the River Boyne after a 1000 year absence. The marauders have returned alright but this time in the more benign form of a film set for the latest episode of the hit TV show Vikings.…