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Sailing Instructors at the INSS in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The INSS is launching a major recruitment drive for sailing, powerboat and cruising instructors. The positions are both full time for the summer and ad-hoc during the week and at weekends. Thankfully, says School Principal Kenny Rumball, they've seen a…
INSS Open Day Is Three Weeks Away
#INSS - Saturday 12 May is the date to save for the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School’s open day for 2018. All ages but especially children are welcome to try sailing, kayaking or paddleboarding from 10am to 5pm at…
Alistair, (right) Arthur Rumball and Bobo the Dog from the early days of the INSS sailing a Sherrif Day Sailor in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Alistair will be reliving 40 years of teaching tonight (Wednesday, the 18th of April at 8pm) at the INSS Clubhouse on the West Pier in Dun Laoghaire. As Afloat.ie previously reported, the talk is titled “A Life in the Irish…
Alistair Rumball on the set of the TV programme Vikings. As well as running a successful sailing school, Rumball also runs a marine film services facility. His varied career will be the subject of his talk next Wednesday at the INSS club house
Forty years ago, when Alistair Rumball started the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School the fleet comprised of four Darragh 14 sailing dinghies, one 21ft Sherrif Day Sailor and a 15ft O’Sullivan “Crash Boat” with a 9.9hp engine. The school…
Alistair Rumball will give a talk entitled “A life in the Irish National Sailing School”. Reflections on 40 years of teaching, the highlights and plenty of entertaining tales all are on the agenda.
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School at Dun Laoghaire is celebrating it’s 40th birthday this year, having been established by Alistair Rumball in 1978. From very humble beginnings above a charity shop on George’s Street in Dun Laoghaire, the…
Instructors in powerboats while blindfolded during a Bray Sailing Club training session
Bray Sailing Club’s instructor team for the 2018 sailing season recently spent a day learning about inclusion in sailing with Irish Sailing’s Inclusion Officer, Ciarán Murphy. This training course for the club’s instructors followed last year’s “Try Sailing” courses run…
Irish National Sailing School Optimist training dinghies. transported by INSS RIB. arrive at Poolbeg Yacht Boat & Club for Easter Junior Sailing Courses in Dublin City Centre
The Irish National Sailing School and Powerboat School are assisting Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club (PYBC) in Dublin city centre with Easter Sailing Courses. PYBC will offer Easter Sailing and Watersports Courses for children aged 7-17 years.The the success of our programmes is 'rooted…
RS400 sailors Alex Barry and Richard Leonard at full tilt in Cork Harbour
RS Sailing has appointed two new dealers in Ireland following the retirement of Belfast–based McCready Sailboats. The Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School has been appointed in Dublin with a new chandlery appointment in Northern Ireland too. New RS agent Kenneth…
Brush Up On Dinghy Racing Tactics & Strategy With The INSS
#INSS - The Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School (INSS) will host the first of its three-date series on dinghy racing tactics and strategy on Tuesday 3 April. Multiple dinghy national champion and offshore helmsman Kenneth Rumball is holding this…
Ladies who attended various Sail Cork courses at the RCYC evening for the Cork Harbour Sailing School
Cork Harbour's 'Women on the Water' were out in force for the SailCork annual dinner in the Royal Cork Yacht Club in early March. The Cork Harbour Sailing School presents its students who attend winter navigation courses with their certificates…
Howth Yacht Club Sailing School Launches ‘Quest’ For New Blood
#HYC - Howth Yacht Club is preparing to roll out its new sailing school initiative in the coming weeks as the spring season catches the breeze. Quest Sailing has been devised with the intention of bringing “new blood into the…
Kenny Rumball (above) will chat about his dinghy sailing and youth racing which was where he learned his skills
As part of the Irish National Sailing School 40th Birthday Celebrations the country's leading sailing school is hosting a series of free talks and events starting tonight when School Principal Kenneth Rumball will share tales about his background and the…
This year the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School in Dun Laoghaire celebrates its 40th Birthday and part of the celebrations will include Chief Insructor Kenneth Rumball's recount of the 2017 Fastnet Race on the school's J109, Jedi
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School Celebrates its 40th birthday this year. Over the years INSS have had some fantastic achievements, have great stories to tell and made wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. To celebrate 40 years…
INSS Offers Discount For Last Places On Next Week’s Competent Crew Course
#INSS - Owing to a late cancellation, the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School is overing a discounted rate for two remaining places on its Competent Crew course setting sail next Monday 19 February. Normally priced at €699, the last…
The Irish National Sailing School has launched a new cruiser–racer training programme
Go–ahead sailing school, the Irish National Sailing School based in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, that has already opened a new base in Malahide for 2018, announced this week it will stage a new cruiser–racer training programme designed to bridge the gap between introductory sailing…
The expansion from Dun Laoghaire has been facilitated by the recent addition of the Elan 36, Dreamcatcher to the yacht training fleet and builds upon a significant increase in demand for this type of training.
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School will run a series of yachting programmes on a trial basis from Malahide in County Dublin this year. The schedule will include the introductory RYA Start Yachting Course, the 5-day RYA Competent Crew…

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