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Round Britain & Ireland Champion 'Lulla Belle' Joins INSS Fleet In Time for New Professional Yachting Programme

28th August 2018
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The First 36.7 Lulabelle has begun taking on Competent Crew and Day Skipper duties as well as being available for race charter 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 Instructor Kenneth Rumball, describes the new capabilities Lulla Belle brings to the school, offering “Increased downstairs space providing more comfort for students as well as increased on the water performance will greatly enhance the course experience”.

Lulla Belle joins the school with significant racing pedigree, including great success in the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, winning the doublehanded division, IRC4 and finishing 5th overall. “Ensuring she’s still a regular sight on the race course is a major priority for the school” according to Rumball, which will be achieved by ensuring that her teaching schedule will allow for charter for major events as well as maintaining a separate training and racing sail inventory.

Lulla Belle underwent a thorough clean, scrub and polish, passed Department of Marine licencing and has recently completed her first Competent Crew and Day Skipper Courses after returning from charter for Cork Week.

Looking further ahead, Lulla Belle’s comfortable downstairs and greater performance make her the ideal vessel to pair with the Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School’s newly launched Professional Yachtmaster Programme. This programme will have skippers trained to RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore standard in time for the 2019 sailing season. Extra benefits include training to RYA Advanced Powerboat and Tender Operator Standards as well as a PWC (Jetski) Module.

The programme begins at the end of September and culminates in assessment for Yachtmaster Offshore at the end of January 2019.

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