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Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course At Howth Yacht Club
#HowToSail - Next month Howth Yacht Club will host a two-day course on essential navigation and seamanship for cruising in coastal waters. Run on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October, the course is touted as the ideal introduction to the…
Learn To Be A Competent Crew Or Day Skipper In West Cork This October Bank Holiday
#HowToSail - Looking to escape to the sea and learn the ropes of how to crew or be a day skipper offshore? This October Bank Holiday weekend, the West Cork Sailing and Powerboating Centre will host five days of clinics…
Jeff Fahy leads the 15-17 age group this term
#INSS - Over on the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School website, Jeff Fahy gives the lowdown for what the 15-17 age group can expect as the INSS Junior Club resumes this weekend. Dinghy and keelboat sailing will be the…
28 Lakers members participated during the season and the final outing of the season saw trainees being joined on the water by their parents, demonstrating that sailing really is a sport for all
This week saw the conclusion of Bray Sailing Club’s 2018 “Lakers at Sea” programme which further developed the relationship between the club and Lakers members. (Lakers is a local sports and recreation club for children and adults with an intellectual…
INSS Junior Club Is Back For Autumn Term This Saturday
#INSS - Saturday sailing with the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School’s Junior Club is back this coming Saturday 8 September. Students from the summer courses and new sailors alike are invited to continue sailing throughout the school term. The…
The First 36.7 Lulabelle has begun taking on Competent Crew and Day Skipper duties as well as being available for race charter
Well–known Round Britain and Ireland Race competitor Lulla Belle joined the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School fleet. The First 36.7 has begun taking on Competent Crew and Day Skipper duties as well as being available for race charter. Chief…
The INSS are inviting experienced sailors and power boaters who are either already retired or nearing retirement to consider undertaking training to become instructors
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School is continuing to expand careers in the marine leisure industry beyond the traditional school/college age cohort. Demand for training has shifted and no longer can sailing and powerboat training be considered an exclusive…
Alistair Rumball explains his dedication to the business in conversation with Fergal Keane
#INSS - On the latest episode of RTÉ Radio 1’s Seascapes, Fergal Keane chats with Alistair Rumball, who is celebrating 40 years of his Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Some 3,000 youngsters are expected to…
Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School Opens Internship Programme
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School based in Dun Laoghaire Harbour in County Dublin is keen to help develop careers and opportunities within the marine industry. There is a resurgence of interest in getting out and enjoying the water in Ireland…
The workhorses in waiting……Howth Yacht Club’s flotilla of J/80s which fulfill half a dozen roles at various levels of training each week
Howth Yacht Club’s Junior Organiser Sara Lacy has been working through a highly productive eighteen months of research and implementation since being appointed to the post on her election to the General Committee in December 2016 writes W M Nixon.…
The INSS in Dun Laoghaire Harbour is holding two information events this week to help primary and second level teachers, TY co-coordinators and PTA members see what can be offered to schools to get them sailing
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School (INSS) is inviting school principals, teachers, PTA members to two information sessions this week. With the new physical education syllabus for the Leaving Certificate including sailing as an option the Irish National Sailing…
Kenneth Rumball in the newly-enlarged Irish National Sailing School premises in Dun Laoghaire this week. He is already in the midst of a busy sailing year, a highlight of which will be racing the INSS’s successful J/109 Jedi in the Volvo Round Ireland Race with former overall winner Michael Boyd as skipper
To say that Dun Laoghaire Harbour is facing a period of administrative flux is an under-statement. This exceptionally complete and totally artificial haven, for so long such an integral part of Dublin Bay that people perceive it as a natural…
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…

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