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RS Aero - singlehanded sailing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
“Today we should be reporting on a fantastic first event for the RS Aero in Ireland. The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School was due to host the inaugural RS Aero Open last Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of May…
An INSS J109 keelboat on Dublin Bay
There’s a demand for short term, easily available yacht charter on Irish waters, that's according to a survey conducted earlier this month by a Dun Laoghaire Harbour Sailing School. As Afloat reported previously, the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School…
An INSS yacht charter group from last summer
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School in Dun Laoghaire Harbour want to hear from those who holiday abroad on charter yachts and those who may want to. Given the travel uncertainty emanating from COVID-19 restrictions, there’s a possibility to…
SailCork Continues Online Pilotage Courses Following ‘Huge Success’ Of Launch
SailCork continues its new series of online pilotage courses this week with a guide to exploring the South Coast from Youghal to Mizen Head. The Cork Harbour-based sailing school hailed its first distance-learning module, which explored Cork’s ‘Hidden Harbour’ last…
Fiona Hederman explains the coming alongside manoeuvre in the second of INSS’ video lecture series
This past Monday (30 March), the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School launched Sailing School from Home — a series of free short theory lecture videos on topics ranging from kids’ sailing to powerboating, yachting and shore-based programmes. “We hope…
Eddie English - delivering online pilotage courses
Eddie English's Cork Harbour based Sailing School SailCork will use (free) ZOOM technology next week to provide interactive sessions on several different online pilotage and passage planning destinations. Each session will last between 45 minutes or 1 hr 15 mins.  Go-ahead…
Irish Sailing President Jack Roy (pictured centre) with RS Aero sailors at the INSS Open Day in Dun Laoghaire
Irish Sailing President Jack Roy got proceedings underway at the RS Aero Open Day last Saturday morning. The event was hosted by the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School in conjunction with the RS Sailing agent in Ireland, Irish National…
Testing the Aero out in big breeze a couple of weekends ago in Dun Laoghaire harbour
The Aero class has increased in Ireland to such an extent that there are now 17 boats regularly sailing and the solo class has been invited to participate in a number of RS events around the country hugely increasing racing…
Kenny Rumball (left) and John White deliver the Man Overboard Lessons lecture at Wicklow Sailing Club after the 2018 Round Ireland Race. Watch the full video below
It was about 1 am off the coast of County Kerry when John White came off the helm of Jedi, a J109, competing in the 2018 Round Ireland Yacht Race. Facing 30-knots on the nose and three to four metre…
Marine Institute’s 'Explorers Education Programme' Arrives in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The children from Glenageary Killiney National School (GKNS) are participating in the Marine Institute's Pilot Explorers Education Programme™, hosted by the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School in Dun Laoghaire this Friday. The programme complements the national school curriculum, presenting…
Over 60 quarterdeck graduates and international skippers who visited the Irish National Sailing School for the annual Quarterdeck Skipper Regatta in September last year
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School have just teamed up with Quarterdeck & The Yacht Week to provide Irish sailors with a gateway to become skippers and hosts and enter the world of working in the yacht charter industry.…
Special February Deals On Courses With The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School in Dun Laoghaire is running a number of special offers for its February courses — but act fast as places are limited. The week-long Competent Crew or Day Skipper programme runs from Monday…
Dun Laoghaire’s currently vacant ferry terminal building
Proposals for a ‘food court’ at Dun Laoghaire Harbour’s currently vacant ferry terminal have been welcomed by one leading local stakeholder. In a written submission seen by Afloat.ie, Alistair Rumball of the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School supports the…
The RS Aero dinghy in Dun Laoghaire
“Momentum behind this innovative and exhilarating dinghy is building in Ireland, and opportunities to engage a wide range of dinghy sailors cannot be overlooked”. Irish RS dealer Kenneth Rumball, is sure in his assessment of what the RS Aero can…
A specialist INSS filming boat is loaded up for the trip to Iceland
What is the Irish National Sailing School at Dun Laoghaire Harbour up to now? The answer to that question is: "We're off to film Iceland", School Principal Alistair Rumball told Afloat as his film services division was packed on to trailers…
1720 sportsboat sailing at the INSS Quarterdeck Regatta
Last weekend over 60 international skippers and boaters were welcomed to the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The West Pier venue hosted Quarterdeck Academy’s annual Skipper and Host Regatta, which saw close, lively and enjoyable…

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