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J109 Jedi competing in an ISORA offshore race. The boat is available to charter this season from the INSS
The Irish National Sailing School J109 yacht is available to charter for Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta and other Irish sailing events this season.  Jedi is a highly competitive J109 yacht and part of DBSC's ultra–competitive Class One fleet of 20…
The INSS's Kenny Rumball (seen here competing with sailing school students at the DBSC Spring Chicken Series) will be part of a Viking Invasion at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on August 20th
Irish National Sailing School's Kenny Rumball, normally found at the sharp end of Ireland's dinghy, one design and offshore fleets, will jump ship this Summer to play his part in a Viking invasion of Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The August 20th event,…
Hitch up your Currachs - INSS heads for the Wicklow hills
Dun Laoghaire Harbour's Irish National Sailing School (INSS) fleet of six traditional Currachs (who knew?) are being transported this morning to the Wicklow mountains for a scene in Vikings, the hit historical drama television series written and created by Michael Hirst.…
Kenneth Rumball instructing in Dun Laoghaire harbour this Autumn. He will give a talk about taking his teaching from a hobby to a full professional career in Galway Bay Sailing Club on January 18
Irish National Sailing School Principal Kenneth Rumball heads west  this month to give a chat about his sailing career. All are welcome to Galway Bay Sailing Club on Wednesday,18th of January at 8pm. Here's what the Oranmore club can expect:  I…
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 &…
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…
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…
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…
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…
RYA Launches New Online Radio Course
#radiocourse – An online version of the RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate course has been launched at the London Boat Show and is now available via an interactive app for PCs and Mac with an iPad version coming online…
The Irish National Sailing School (INSS) is based at the West Pier in Dun Laoghaire, and it is the largest sailboat training provider in Ireland. INSS has been introducing people to sailing and boating since 1972.  READ ALL THE LATEST…
New Site Helps Finding Boating Courses Plain Sailing
#SAIL TRAINING - A new website designed to help make it easier and quicker to find boating training courses across the UK, US, Europe and worldwide has just been launched. The Boating Hub is aimed at both beginners and more…
Learning How to Sail is Easy, Once you Get Started!
#HOW TO SAIL – Just how many beginners who want to find out how to sail start out thumbing through the yachts for sale columns? If you're new to the sport of yachting it can be difficult to get started…
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Cruise with confidence Push the boat out with a training course under the ISA’s cruising scheme Have you found that your cruising is being restricted by your lack of knowledge and confidence?  Would you like to go a longer cruise…

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