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Irish National Sailing Club 'RS Super Series' Begins This Saturday in Dun Laoghaire

2nd October 2018
It’s planned to hold starts for RS 200s, RS 400s, Fevas and an RS PY fleet It’s planned to hold starts for RS 200s, RS 400s, Fevas and an RS PY fleet

The Irish National Sailing Club hosts the RS Super Series for the 2018/19 Winter season. Racing takes place on 6 Saturday mornings beginning on Saturday 6th October and running 17th November, 15th December, 19th January, 23rd February and 23rd March. Entry for the series is €60.

Simple windward-leeward courses with a spreader at the top mark and leeward gate are in order, designed to maximise the fun from the full range of RS boats. It’s planned to hold starts for RS 200s, RS 400s, Fevas and an RS PY fleet, which will feature new Irish RS dealer Kenneth Rumball sailing an RS Aero. First gun is shortly before 10 am and with the aim to complete 5-8 races per Saturday morning.

Racing is being supported by the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School, with participants welcome to make use of the school’s facilities before and after racing. Boats can be trailered to coal harbour car park and launch off public slip or from one of the local clubs if you prefer.

"It’s planned to hold starts for RS 200s, RS 400s, Fevas and an RS PY fleet"

The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School is making its fleet of 8 RS Fevas available for charter for the series, allowing young crews the opportunity to try out the boat in a race environment. The charter fee is €150. Kenneth Rumball also has an RS400 available for charter too.

Check out some of the previous series action below:

For Entry and Sailing Instructions here

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The Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School is based on Dun Laoghaire's West Pier on Dublin Bay and in the heart of Ireland's marine leisure capital.

Whether you are looking at beginners start sailing course, a junior course or something more advanced in yacht racing, the INSS prides itself in being able to provide it as Ireland's largest sailing school.

Since its establishment in 1978, INSS says it has provided sailing and powerboat training to approximately 170,000 trainees. The school has a team of full-time instructors and they operate all year round. Lead by the father and son team of Alistair and Kenneth Rumball, the school has a great passion for the sport of sailing and boating and it enjoys nothing more than introducing it to beginners for the first time. 

Programmes include:

  • Shorebased Courses, including VHF, First Aid, Navigation
  • Powerboat Courses
  • Junior Sailing
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History of the INSS

Set up by Alistair Rumball in 1978, the sailing school had very humble beginnings, with the original clubhouse situated on the first floor of what is now a charity shop on Dun Laoghaire's main street. Through the late 1970s and 1980s, the business began to establish a foothold, and Alistair's late brother Arthur set up the chandler Viking Marine during this period, which he ran until selling on to its present owners in 1999.

In 1991, the Irish National Sailing School relocated to its current premises at the foot of the West Pier. Throughout the 1990s the business continued to build on its reputation and became the training institution of choice for budding sailors. The 2000s saw the business break barriers - firstly by introducing more people to the water than any other organisation, and secondly pioneering low-cost course fees, thereby rubbishing the assertion that sailing is an expensive sport.

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