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Wingfoiling Comes to Dun Laoghaire with Pure Magic and INSS

27th July 2023
Wingfoiling, the newest sensation in the realm of water sports, is now available to try in Dun Laoghaire Harbour through the INSS and Pure Magic
Wingfoiling, the newest sensation in the realm of water sports, is now available to try in Dun Laoghaire Harbour through the INSS and Pure Magic

Dun Laoghaire-based Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School has announced a collaboration between two extraordinary forces in the water sports world: Pure Magic and Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School.

Together, we bring you the newest sensation in the realm of water sports - Wingfoiling!

Pure Magic Watersports - Where the Extraordinary Awaits! Pure Magic Watersports, originally based in Clontarf and Achill Island, are synonymous with adventure, passion, and excellence.

With years of experience providing top-notch water sports experiences, their highly skilled instructors ensure that every moment spent on or above the water is unforgettable.

INSS Sailing | Powerboat | Water Activities - A Haven for Water Sports Enthusiasts! Nestled in the stunning Dun Laoghaire harbour, the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School (INSS) stands as a beacon of innovation and quality in the water sports industry. Boasting state-of-the-art facilities and a location of unparalleled beauty, INSS provides the perfect environment for anyone looking to embark on an exhilarating water adventure.

Discover Wingfoiling - The Fusion of Wind and Water! Picture yourself gliding gracefully across the water, a magical blend of windsurfing, Kitesurfing (without lines) and flying. Wingfoiling takes water sports to a whole new dimension, offering an unmatched feeling of freedom and thrill. And It is super easy, especially at INSS !!!

Why Choose Wingfoiling at Pure Magic and INSS?

Expert Instruction: Pure Magic's instructors will guide you step-by-step, ensuring a safe and enjoyable learning experience for all levels - from beginners to advanced riders.

Cutting-Edge Gear: INSS's top-of-the-line equipment guarantees you have everything you need to dive into the enchanting world of Wingfoiling with confidence. Our boats are following you in the wonderful Dublin Bay

Perfect Location: The picturesque setting of Dun Laoghaire provides ideal conditions for Wingfoiling, making it an unforgettable experience every time.

Community Spirit: At Pure Magic and INSS, you become part of a vibrant water sports community where you'll forge lasting friendships and share the joy of mastering this captivating sport.

Unleash Your Potential: Wingfoiling is not just a sport; it's a lifestyle. Unleash your true potential, challenge yourself, and discover a new realm of adventure!

Book Your Wingfoiling Adventure Today! The fusion of Pure Magic and INSS awaits you. Book your Wingfoiling lessons now and experience the most unforgettable adventure of your life. Whether you are a fanatic water sports enthusiast or a curious beginner, this is your chance to ride the winds and dance with the waves like never before.

Visit here to reserve your spot and become a part of this thrilling water sports journey.

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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.