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A performance sailer being used as an introductory fun boat. At last weekend’s Open Day for junior sailors with Howth YC’s new club-owned flotilla of five J/80s, instructor Craig Jeffares (left) guides Sarah Hanratty, Grace Quilligan on tiller, Anna Maguire, and Hannah Furlong, with Class Bos’un Luke Malcolm beyond
While the headlines and public attention for much of the summer were dominated by the acrimonious Brexit vote in Britain and the extremes of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, out beyond a narrow sandspit on a secretive peninsula…
A Transition Year/Second Level programme, designed to help students make the transition from dinghy sailing to be competent on both racing and cruising yachts using the school's LYNX yacht
The Irish National Sailing School is offering new after schools learn to sail programmes for children of all ages. There are two new programmes available, an after schools club for children of all ages and our all new Wednesday afternoon’s…
A Sailing school entry was tenth overall in a fleet of 63–boats in this month's Volvo Round Ireland 2016. Above the INSS Reflex 38, Lynx ,sets out on her 700–mile journey off the Wicklow coast. Scroll down for video
INSS School principal and skipper Kenneth Rumball reviews his tenth place overall in Volvo Round Ireland 2016 on board the INSS Reflex 38, Lynx. The idea for the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School to compete in the Round Ireland…
Two of the INSS 1720 fleet that introduced 50 new people to sailing last Sunday in Dun Laoghaire
Last Sunday, Dun Laoghaire's Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School held its 2016 Open Day in association with Irish Sailing Association's 'Try Sailing' programme. 50 new people to the sport experienced the thrill of sailing onboard a 1720 sportsboat while…
The 2016 INSS instructor group at the Sailing School's HQ at the West Pier in Dun Laoghaire
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School has been active this winter in anticipation of a busy summer season writes Principal Kenneth Rumball. Through various acquisitions the following additions to the INSS fleet have been made, 13 sit–on Kayaks, five…
The Team INSS 1720 won DBSC's Spring Chicken Series
The Team INSS win in last weekend's 46–boat Dublin Bay Sailing Club Spring Chicken Series represented much more than just a win as it represented an important milestone in an offshore racing campaign. Look closer at the INSS 1720 crew…
The Vikings are back on the River Boyne after a 1000 year absence. The marauders have returned alright but this time in the more benign form of a film set for the latest episode of the hit TV show Vikings.…
In an exciting 2015 Dublin Bay Turkey Shoot Race series the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School Instructors on the 1720 ‘Key Events’ took second place overall while the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School Race Training programme moved up…
Anyone feeling a bit despondent about the future of Irish sailing, what with the disappointing weather for periods of the 2015 season, plus the lack of some really high profile international racing successes, would have had their sprits lifted mightily…
Dun Laoghaire's Irish National Sailing School has declared 'Summer 2015 a blast' – despite the weather. In fact, the country's biggest sailing school says the summer's weather was great for sailing. The video clip made by the school's Instructors shows…
#inss – Last week, Sailing on Saturday featured the Royal Cork Yacht Club, the oldest in the world, as it comfortably donned the mantle of the ISA/Mitsubishi Motors Sailing Club of the Year 2015. This morning, we find ourselves involved…
Dun Laoghaire's Rumball is Sixth At Spi Ouest Regatta, France
#spiouest – Dun Laoghaire's Kenny Rumball finished sixth overall at Spi Ouest regatta in western France yesterday. Rumball, who runs the Irish National Sailing School, was racing the Class 7.50 yacht, Cool Runnings with international yachtsman, Jochem Visser onboard. The…
INSS 1720 Sportsboat Wins DBSC Spring Chicken Series
#inss – Nerves of anticipation on board Team INSS yesterday morning as our Race Training Programme got towed out in no wind to the start line of the added race to the Rathfarnham Ford DBSC Spring Series writes Kenneth Rumball…
INSS March Downwind For 1720 Class Win At DBSC Spring Chicken
#inss – After two weeks of missing racing, there were joyous sailors all over Dun Laogahire yesterday, despite a few 1720s braving it to go out last week only for the race to be wisely abandoned, everybody was very keen…
INSS Back in the Mix for DBSC Spring Series 2015
#springchicken – We're back into 2015 already and Team INSS kicked off their 2015 racing with the Dublin Bay Sailing Club Spring Series sponsored by Rathfarnham Ford. It was a cold windy start to the season with ice having to…
Where to Learn to Sail in Ireland Without Being A Member of a Yacht Club?
#howtosail – This page is prompted by a suggestion by Dingle Sailing Club in County Kerry for a listing of places where you can learn to sail in Ireland without the need for club membership. Making people aware of the…

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