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RS Ireland Super Series Wraps up at Dun Laoghaire Harbour with Offers on New and Used Fevas

29th March 2023
Noel Butler was the dominant leader of the Aeros, taking the win in the RS Ireland Super Series
Noel Butler was the dominant leader of the Aeros, taking the win in the RS Ireland Super Series

The RS Ireland Super Series final act concluded the series last Saturday at Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

The short racing sprint series is the perfect training ground ahead of the summer sailing series. Racing was held for RS classes and for Waszps. Short 20-minute races with up to five races a day.

The last day was held with a strong South Westerly forecast that was due to decline to more agreeable winds. Race officer Kenny Rumball set the start/finish line at the Eastern side of the Harbour with a weather mark upwind near the breakwaters.

We managed to squeeze in a fantastic five races! Have a look at what we got up to in this video! 

Aeros, Waszps and Fevas featured on the day. What was of particular highlight was two young Feva Sailors who came from Howth to up their skills and sail against boats from the Dun Laoghaire Clubs. The young sailors are keen to build the fleet in Howth.

In a bid to help grow the fleet, RS Ireland currently has two limited offers available for Fevas in Ireland! These offers are limited and are a substantial saving over a new boat at 2023 prices!

The Irish National Sailing & Powerboats Schools Joe Gaffney & Finbarr were dominant in the FevaThe Irish National Sailing & Powerboats Schools Joe Gaffney & Finbarr were dominant in the Feva

Brand New MK1 Feva XL Race specification boats, including launching trolley and top cover! Available for only €6,834.93, including VAT

Ex-Demo MK1 Feva XL Race specification boats. These lightly used boats are essentially as new with little to no wear at all. As above complete with top cover and trolley.
We can offer these boats for €6,667.16, including VAT!

Noel Butler was the dominant leader of the Aeros, taking the win for the season. The Irish National Sailing & Powerboats Schools Joe Gaffney & Finbarr were dominant in the Feva while Tom Hogan took the Waszp Prize.

The results are available below

Race Results

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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. 

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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.