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RS Dinghy and Waszp INSS Super Series to Sets Sail at Dun Laoghaire This November

10th October 2023
RS Aeros sailing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
RS Aeros sailing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour

The RS Sailing Super Series is about to kick off in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, bringing together sailing enthusiasts from various RS classes and the highly popular Waszp class.

With an action-packed schedule, this series promises an exhilarating display of skill, teamwork, and competitive spirit.

Organised by the Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School (INSS), the RS Sailing Super Series is set to take place on the West Pier, offering participants and spectators a captivating view of the races against the sparkling backdrop of the sea.

Waszp sailing at Dun LaoghaireWaszp sailing at Dun Laoghaire

Mark your calendars for the following dates: November 25th, December 16th, January 27th, February 24th, and March 23rd.

One of the highlights of this series is the multitude of races planned per morning, ensuring an abundance of thrilling moments for both participants and fans. The racing action begins early, with the goal of concluding the races by 12:00 noon, allowing sailors to make the most of the day.

To make things even better, registering for the RS Sailing Super Series is a breeze.

Visit the official event website hosted by the RS Sailing Club and complete your entry online.

This streamlined process ensures a hassle-free experience for participants, enabling them to focus on preparing for the exhilarating races ahead.

The RS Sailing Super Series offers an incredible platform for sailors across various RS classes and the Waszp class to showcase their skills and compete against fellow enthusiasts. From seasoned sailors to up-and-coming talents, this event welcomes participants of all levels, fostering a vibrant environment of camaraderie and healthy competition.

So mark your calendars, sailing enthusiasts, for the RS Sailing Super Series is just around the corner. 

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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.