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Five Yacht Clubs Sign Up for Irish Sailing League 2024 – Still Room for More!

22nd March 2024
J80 keelboats provided by will be used in the Irish Sailing League 2024 when it sets sail at Dun Laoghaire Harbour in April
J80 keelboats provided by will be used in the Irish Sailing League 2024 when it sets sail at Dun Laoghaire Harbour in April

With five of the biggest yacht clubs drawn from the south and east coasts already signed up, the inaugural Irish Sailing League 2024, due to kick off in a month's time, is looking great!

The initial clubs that have committed include:

  • Howth Yacht Club
  • Kinsale Yacht Club
  • Royal Irish Yacht Club
  • Royal Cork Yacht Club
  • Waterford Harbour Sailing Club

The teams from these clubs will undoubtedly be putting forward their best sailors for the event and hoping to bring their ‘A’ game to win the coveted prize of the 'best sailing club in Ireland'.

We have room for more entries and welcome entries from other clubs, don’t forget the key information;

Irish Sailing League 2024 Event Details

  • Date: 20th & 21st April 2024
  • Venue: Dun Laoghaire
  • Organising Authority: Irish Sailing League & Irish Sailing
  • Event Chair: Kenneth Rumball
  • Racing Type: Fleet Racing
  • Boats: J80 Keelboats provided by
  • Crew: 5 members per boat
  • Cost: €450 per team (€90 per sailor for two days, including boat charter and all insurance costs)

 Irish Sailing League 2024,

The racing is really the best bang for your buck you can have in sailing these days, with all boats supplied and ready to race. Not only are the boats supplied, but the INSS J80 fleet has been a one-design keelboat fleet from new, guaranteeing that the racing will be absolutely as fair as possible!

There is guaranteed to be great craic after racing, with one of the clubs already entered putting themselves forward for Saturday night's BBQ entertainment and rumours of a sponsored bar!

As always, to enter, pop online here for the Notice of Race and entry link.

If you are looking to enter a team and you have any questions, never hesitate to contact Kenny, [email protected]

Kenneth Rumball

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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.

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About the Irish Sailing League

The inaugural Irish Sailing League 2023, under the control of Kenneth Rumball, will be sailed over three weekends, in late June and early July, in Dun Laoghaire, and the plan is to race in Scotsman’s Bay vicinity.

In the first instance, each club is limited to one entry, but this may be increased based on the number of clubs wishing to participate. Worth noting, too, that in future years the plan would be to extend the event to include regional rounds in North, South, East and West.

Each Club must nominate a crew. The maximum crew number is 4, all members of the same club, and one crew must be female. The crew number and lineup cannot be changed later than seven days before the first race without a points penalty.

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