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Autumn Sailing & Powerboat Instructor Recruitment Commences at Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School

27th July 2022

The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School have launched their Autumn recruitment campaign. While the Summer programmes in the Dun Laoghaire Sailing School are still in full swing preparations are underway for the September – November period which requires an increase in the school's workforce.

Operations Manager Glyn Williams reports a continued upswing in beginner course demand matching that seen during the latter half of 2021 and a new demand for these new sailors now wanted to undertake training at the next level. There’s such a demand that a new recruitment campaign is underway with watersport and instructor roles for all levels and qualifications. The team at the school are focusing in particular on Dinghy Instructors for their weekday school programmes, powerboat instructors for weekend courses right up to the end of November and Cruising Instructors for the 2023 season.

Speaking as the recruitment campaign got underway, Chief Instructor Kenneth Rumball describes the schools’ plans for the remainder of 2022 and into 2023 ”We’ve set out to assist newcomers to the sport as well as providing upskilling opportunities for those who took up watersports during the pandemic”.

To help fulfil their ambitions, a recruitment campaign is currently underway for Irish Sailing Dinghy Instructors, Irish Sailing Powerboat Instructors and Cruising Instructors. All roles have the benefit of a full time admin and operations support team, “allowing instructors to focus on what they do best – the teaching” according to Kenneth Rumball. 

The school's dedicated recruitment section can be viewed here

Glyn Williams is available for enquiries and submissions of CVs on [email protected]

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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.

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