Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine Appointed as Official Dealer of Sailmon

28th July 2021
Sailmon helps you sail higher, faster and hit the right end of the line
Sailmon helps you sail higher, faster and hit the right end of the line is pleased to announce to be an official dealer of Sailmon. Sailmon is a Dutch-based soft- & hardware developer for the marine industry. They are known for their world-class displays, high-performance processors and innovative cloud solutions for sailing analysis.

Sailmon uses technology to create a new sailing experience. will focus on distributing MAX, their newest innovation.

Sail higher, faster and hit the right end of the line

Traditionally dinghy and sport boat sailing has all been about feel. MAX makes guesswork a thing of the past. It features a built-in, fast GPS and advanced 9-axis compass which generates the most accurate sailing data. Keep an eye on data such as heading, speed, heel and pitch, wind, and course over ground to sail higher and faster. In addition, MAX contains a ping function, countdown timer, distance to line, and time to start functionality.

MAX makes guesswork a thing of the past.MAX makes guesswork a thing of the past

By connecting the Bluetooth, solar-powered, wind sensor, you can receive instant and accurate apparent and true wind readings.

All data is presented on a clear transflective LCD display with anti-reflective front glass for maximum viewability. Powered by a lithium-polymer battery for all day use with waterproof charging.

Relive your trip with the Sailmon app

In addition to the technological and practical solution, MAX is the first sailing instrument with an accompanying app. The Sailmon app can be used to provide insight into, save or review data from training or competitions. The results of every trip are visualised in the app on a clear timeline and map, which you can also compare with your training partners and competitors. All functionalities of the Sailmon app helps you to improve your sailing.

About Sailmon

In addition to wind and water, Sailmon is a new element that makes sailing more fun and challenging. For everybody. From our founder and three-time Olympic sailor Kalle Coster to beginning sailors. From adventurers, racers and explorers to recreational sailors.

The Dutch company uses their technology to revolutionize sailing, making it even more challenging. Sailmon develops hardware and software, but is most proud of creating a new sailing experience, new ways to push the limits. They believe that capturing and sharing your performance makes you a better sailor. Nobody gets inspired by untold stories. No one gets challenged by unrecorded performances.

If you love sailing as much as they do, you use everything to maximize the experience. So feel the wind, get on the water and ‘’sail with us’’.

Receive a free and personal quote!

Please contact us via [email protected] for more information about the integration of Sailmon into your boat. We can supply you with a free and personal quote.

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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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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
  • Schools and College Sailing
  • Adult Dinghy and Yacht Training
  • Corporate Sailing & Events

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.