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Kenneth Rumball

Kenneth Rumball

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Kenny Rumball is the Principal of the Irish National Sailing School in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. He is a multi dinghy champion and offshore sailor. In 2018 he was awarded the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Seamanship Trophy for a Man Overboard Rescue in the Round Ireland Race. In May 2020 he embarked on a mixed offshore doublehanded keelboat campaign with Pamela Lee.

Not only will the lecture cover weather routing software, but it is also equally important to discuss the pitfalls of some hardware options! Kenny will reveal the secret solutions that are tried and tested in the professional offshore sailing scene in France.
The rescheduled Offshore Racing Academy Weather Routing Lecture will run this Wednesday 15th June 2022 at 7 pm, just two days before the Round Ireland Race from Wicklow. Originally it was envisaged to run this programme focusing solely on Expedition and Adrena,…
Kenny Rumball racing in the Allmer Cup
Here's a May update from the Offshore Academy, it's been a bumper month so let’s get you caught up! This month was primarily focused around the Allmer Cup in Le Havre but that’s not to mention, there were plenty of…
Kenny Rumball's Figaro Bénéteau 3 in Le Havre awaiting Sunday's start of the 340 mile All Mer Cup
Coming up next on the solo calendar of the French Classe Figaro circuit in Le Havre is the All Mer Cup, running from the 20th to the 28th of May. Similar to the recent Solo Maitre Coq, competitors will face…
Kenny Rumball at the Solo Maitre Coq Regatta
Here I am on the ferry back to Ireland, absolutely shattered after another month of intense offshore sailing in France at the highest level, there is a lot to reflect on as always and more importantly build upon! If you…
Kenny Rumball's Offshore Racing Academy Figaro 3 racing in France title=
Another month has raced by in France, the UK and Ireland with projects, programmes and lectures in all countries, all dedicated to offshore yacht racing, learning and development. March started off with the Classe Figaro Academy training race of which…
The Offshore Racing Academy as part of its training seminars is inviting you to attend a fascinating seminar on how to use Windy effectively as a weather forecasting tool for racing and cruising sailors alike. Windy Training with Christian Dumard…
The Offshore Racing Academy boat in action in the inaugural Course Académie
The Offshore Racing Academy was not the only organisation to realise the supports needed for newcomers to offshore racing in France and specifically the Figaro circuit. For the first time this year the class association, Classe Figaro Beneteau and Team…
As I sit down to write the update for February, it dawns on me, how quickly the month has raced past and also as to how much sailing and time on the water was achieved in 28 days! We started…
Kinsale's Matthew Beecher has had one to one coaching sessions on the Figaro 3 with Kenny Rumball of the Offshore Racing Academy
Kenny Rumball on January activities of his newly formed Offshore Racing Academy  The offshore shorthanded racing scene has exploded and is racing away without any signs of slowing down. Countless numbers of IMOCAs and Class 40s are in build ahead of…
Irish offshore sailors (from left) Conor Fogerty, Matthew Beecher and Kenny Rumball in France
Since our initial news about the launch of the Offshore Racing Academy, we thought it would be time for a quick update on our activities during the Christmas break. We are delighted to announce the Academy has gone from strength…
RS Aero 6 rig - The new option provides major opportunities particularly for females in the sport.
Never one to leave a niche unfilled, RS Sailing have developed the RS Aero 6 rig to fill the gap between the existing 5 and 7 Rigs. The new development is specifically designed for small adults, removing barriers for women…
The Class 40 type yacht offers unlimited crew places in some class races. It can be used as a grassroot feeder for Irish sailors into the professional offshore racing scene says founder of a new Irish Offshore Racing Academy, Kenny Rumball
After two seasons in France campaigning a Figaro 3 in both double-handed and solo sailing disciplines, it has become apparent to Irish offshore sailor Kenny Rumball that there are no grassroots feeds to the professional offshore racing scene in Ireland.…
Sailmon helps you sail higher, faster and hit the right end of the line
MarineServices.ie is pleased to announce to be an official dealer of Sailmon. Sailmon is a Dutch-based soft- & hardware developer for the marine industry. They are known for their world-class displays, high-performance processors and innovative cloud solutions for sailing analysis.…
Kenny Rumball of MarineServices.ie unloads more RS Aeros for the Irish fleet
MarineServices.ie the agent for RS Sailboats is delighted to announce the sale of a further four new RS Aeros into the class in Ireland. The single-handed class has enjoyed a buoyant growth in the last year with many turning to…
Kenneth Rumball and teammate Pamela Lee
Dun Laoghaire Harbour sailor Kenneth Rumball a previous successful competitor on the ISORA circuit, along with teammate Pamela Lee has been competing in the toughest offshore sailing circuit, the one-design Figaro circuit in France. This circuit has produced some of…
Mixed Irish offshore pairing Kenny Rumball and Pamela Lee
As World Sailing looks for alternatives for its Mixed Offshore Keelboat for Paris 2024, fledgeling mixed Irish pairing Kenny Rumball and Pamela Lee, who are campaigning in France this season, are taking the disappointment in their stride. The Dun Laoghaire…
Kenny Rumball on board RL Sailing before the start of the Solo Concarneau Race
Dublin rookie Kenneth Rumball reflects on the Solo Concarneau Race, his last lead up race before next month's Solitaire Du Figaro debut  Our final training race before the big one in a few weeks (GULP!) was the Solo Concarneau 2020.…
New team - Kenny Rumball and Pam Lee on the two day 317nm spin from Port La Floret to Dun Laoghaire
As I type this, I am currently motor sailing along the Brittany coast having left Port La Floret and am delivering Figaro3 Number 20 to Dun Laoghaire with my co-skipper Pamela Lee. There has been a lot of speculation in…

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