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The weather Gods are smiling favourably with ideal sailing conditions forecasted for the week at Tralee Bay
Tralee Bay Maritime Centre have over 50 boats on the water this week at Fenit in County Kerry. Brian O'Sullivan, Centre Principal, told Afloat.ie he is delighted with the response to the performance coaching clinic, led by Thomas Chaix, with…
 The 2016 race race begins in six day's time on Boxing Day from Sydney Harbour.
Eight days out from the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart race, a race in which a number of Irish sailors are participating, and there is no solid indication as to what weather pattern the 91–yacht fleet will experience.  The…
A video grab of the two INSS 1720s in last weekend's DBSC Turkey Shoot last weekend. See video below.
You would be forgiven for thinking that in the marine industry, especially with a business that is mostly on the water, that the winter would be long and dark with little activity. This Autumn has been one of the busiest for…
The late Arthur Rumball (left) with his brother Alistair in May 2015. Photo: W M Nixon
When we remember that Arthur Rumball was one of the definitive backroom boys of the Irish maritime world, it is remarkable and heart-warming to reflect on just how many lives he influenced for the better, and how many young people…
The Try Sailing Team at Royal Cork Yacht Club's Volvo Cork Week in July
Looking back over the past season, two things stand out for me – the success of our Olympic sailors and the ISA’s Try Sailing initiative. Our Olympic sailors gave us marvellous inspiration this summer and showed our young sailors what…
RS Dinghies at the INSS league. See video below.
Eight RS dinghies made it on the water at Dun Laoghaire Harbour for the first of a five one day monthly race days 'Super Series' hosted by the Irish National Sailing Club working closely with the RS Committee. The series…
The INSS has recently acquired the J109 race boat Jedi
Building on the growing numbers in the ISORA racing throughout the last season and in response from boat owners and crews alike, the Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School has announced an all new programme for ISORA and sailors all…
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Here's some highlights of Team INSS.ie in the first race of Sunday's 2016 DBSC Turkey Shoot. Two boats, one skippered by Kenneth Rumball with a crew of race novices and the second by some of the INSS instructors took part…
The INSS Reflex 38 in Dun Laoghaire
#INSS - School was out for thousands of teenagers across the country due to yesterday’s ASTI teacher strike – except for one group of students who swapped their classroom for the sea. The Irish Times reports on the Irish National…
Lynx, a Sailing school entry was tenth overall in a fleet of 63–boats in this year's Volvo Round Ireland race. Above the INSS Reflex 38 sets out on her 700–mile journey off the Wicklow coast. She is now for sale at €60k.
Lynx, the successful Irish offshore Reflex 38 racer that has featured at the top of Ireland's offshore racing fleets for the past five seasons or more is seriously for sale by current owners, the Irish National Sailing School (INSS) in…
Places Available For 2017 ISA Sailing Courses At Baltimore SC
#TrySailing - Baltimore Sailing Club is now taking bookings for places on its 2017 ISA summer sailing courses. The first course runs over three weeks from Monday 3 to Friday 21 July, while a second three-week course runs the following…
An INSS 1720 competes in the 2015 DBSC Turkey Shoot on Dublin Bay
As the last of the summer racing series in Dublin Bay come to a close, thoughts soon turn to the winter racing series of the DBSC Turkey Shoot & DMYC Frostbite series. Buoyed up by demand, the Irish National Sailing &…
13 trainees from Cork City and County sailed the Morgenster ship over 12 days from Belfast
32 young people from all backgrounds and a range of abilities across Cork City and County who have completed Tall Ship voyages aboard the Cork-Based Vessel Spirit of Oysterhaven and the Dutch Tall Ship Morgenster during the 2016 season will…
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…

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