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Kenny Rumball's Figaro Bénéteau 3 in Le Havre awaiting Sunday's start of the 340 mile All Mer Cup
Coming up next on the solo calendar of the French Classe Figaro circuit in Le Havre is the All Mer Cup, running from the 20th to the 28th of May. Similar to the recent Solo Maitre Coq, competitors will face…
Our Isles and Oceans Ambassadors leaving Tobermory
The Our Isles and Oceans’ group of inexperienced sailors witnessed upwards of 30-knot winds in the Sound of Mull in Scotland today. The Our Isles and Oceans 68-foot Clipper Round the World racing yacht set sail from Tobermory Harbour this…
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School operates year-round running sailing and powerboating training courses for children and adults
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School in Dun Laoghaire Co.Dublin is expanding their office team with a new part-time position for the weekday mornings. The team is growing in line with increasing participation numbers and demand for sailing and…
Kenny Rumball at the Solo Maitre Coq Regatta
Here I am on the ferry back to Ireland, absolutely shattered after another month of intense offshore sailing in France at the highest level, there is a lot to reflect on as always and more importantly build upon! If you…
Kenny Rumball's Offshore Racing Academy Figaro 3 racing in France title=
Another month has raced by in France, the UK and Ireland with projects, programmes and lectures in all countries, all dedicated to offshore yacht racing, learning and development. March started off with the Classe Figaro Academy training race of which…
A new RCYC adult sailing programme will include keelboats and kayaking.
An Adult Sailing programme is being introduced for members at the Royal Cork in Crosshaven for the coming season. All the sessions will be followed by a debrief and a social gathering the club says. It is a development to…
UKSA is looking for interested port operators and employers to get in touch with the aim to forge partnerships for the apprenticeship programme
UKSA is launching a new Port Operative Apprenticeship Programme, due to start this summer, as it expands its maritime career pathways. Isle of Wight based charity, UKSA, has designed the programme to give young people the opportunity to start on…
The Offshore Racing Academy as part of its training seminars is inviting you to attend a fascinating seminar on how to use Windy effectively as a weather forecasting tool for racing and cruising sailors alike. Windy Training with Christian Dumard…
ISORA racing - There will be an introduction to getting involved in a great Irish offshore scene in 2022 by the INSS in Dun Laoghaire in April
Getting involved in Offshore Racing can be tricky if you don't know where to start. There's a fantastic offshore racing programme offered by ISORA, the skippers are very welcoming and everyone aboard had to start at the beginning sometime, so…
The first of a number of pre-season offshore racing talks are scheduled for this coming Tuesday the 22nd of March 2022. The discussion, aimed at all levels of offshore sailing, is there to answer many of your questions and myths…
Peter Taaffe (left) and Jimmy Murray (right) present David Ashmore with his powerboat certificate as part of the Irish Nautical Trust's 14-week community based comprehensive Maritime Training Course. The course will cover all aspects of the maritime sector, from piloting a boat to boat maintenance, maritime administration and much more.
"The only proven way young people will get to know their job and environment is learning while doing". That's the verdict of the Irish Nautical Trust's Jimmy Murray, who has launched a new River Liffey-based maritime training course on the…
Chief instructor and the Offshore Racing Academy’s Kenneth Rumball with students at the INSS during a sea survival course
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School reports buoyant interest in training ahead of offshore ventures, including the Round Ireland Yacht Race. To help these crews get afloat, the school has launched two additional courses with the assistance of the…
As I sit down to write the update for February, it dawns on me, how quickly the month has raced past and also as to how much sailing and time on the water was achieved in 28 days! We started…
2022 promises to be a bumper year for offshore racing, especially in Ireland with the much-awaited Round Ireland Yacht Race undoubtedly the highlight of the year ahead for many offshore sailors in Ireland. As detailed last year, the Offshore Racing…
The RS Games run from July 21 to the 5th August at Weymouth
This summer, over 1500 competitors in 1000 RS boats will be descending on Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy for the dinghy sailing event of the year – the 2022 RS Games. In true RS style, it is set to…
The RS Feva offers a double-handed alternative and stepping stone for young sailors, The world’s leading double-handed dinghy for youngsters and parent/child teams. Exciting performance is the secret behind the success of the RS Feva. The modern styling and practical…

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