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MarineServices.ie the Irish agents for RS Sailboats, are reminding all RS boat owners about the winter sail and cover deal. Get ahead for next season by having your new sails for racing ahead of the competition! The terms are simple;…
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School crews that participated at the RS Feva Easterns at Dun Laoghaire
The RS Feva Class is on the rebound in Dún Laoghaire thanks to the determined efforts of a small group of parents from the waterfront clubs and collaboration with RS Sailing agent MarineServices.ie. Last winter, plans were laid to see…
Electronics problems forced Kenny Rumball to make the difficult decision to retire from the last leg and end my Solitaire for 2022
A lot of planning and preparation went into this year's Solitaire, from as early as January, I was out in France training, primarily in the Centre Excellence Voile in La Rochelle under the tutelage of coach Etienne Saiz while also…
Women at the helm competitors
Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School Instructor Ciara Moore joined colleagues onboard the RS21 for the recent Irish Sailing Women At Helm Regatta. The team was led by Irish National Marine Services RS Sailing Rep Heather Wright and sailed on…
Kenny Rumball racing upwind in the Solo Concarneau
Learning point this year! Take a break, and accommodate rest into your programme. Kenny was very much told this at the start of the year, but like most stubborn offshore sailors, he politely chose to ignore it and quickly learnt…
RS Feva events have become more popular at Dun Laoghaire Harbour with a major emphasis on enjoying the events and having fun
At the beginning of 2022, eager parents from Dun Laoghaire’s waterfront yacht clubs came together to build the RS Feva fleet in the harbour. With a two-year gap for the majority of young sailors and the growth spurt that goes…
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School have launched their Autumn recruitment campaign. While the Summer programmes in the Dun Laoghaire Sailing School are still in full swing preparations are underway for the September – November period which requires an…
Kenny Rumball has accumulated three full years of experience in the highly competitive Figaro class
Are you interested in shorthanded offshore racing? Do you want to experience it at the highest level? If so, come and sail in the Figaro Nationals in Lorient, France, this Autumn with the Offshore Racing Academy and Vivi Resources. Kenny…
Kenny Rumball of the Offshore Racing Academy (left) on the dock with Sailproof's Jean-Michel Waroquier
As the world of electronics develops further and further and comes more commonplace onboard all boats from dinghies to yachts and small ribs to large powerboats, there becomes a necessity for boat owners to have electronics that can deal with…
The Royal Irish Yacht Club expanded its fleet earlier this year with the addition of eight new Teras into its fleet
The RS Tera fleet in Ireland continues to grow and build on the success of this little boat. The Royal Irish Yacht Club expanded its fleet earlier this year with the addition of eight new Teras into its fleet to…
Sailmon MAX makes guesswork a thing of the past
Are you looking for the next step with your racing? Getting better but looking to analyse and share your performance? If so, look no further and join the ranks of professional sailors around the world with Sailmon MAX. Irish agents MarineServices.ie have…
The J121 Darkwood at the start of the SSE Renewables Round Ireland Race from Wicklow on June 18th
After the Allmer Cup in Le Havre, France it was supposed to be somewhat of a rest after an intense few months of Figaro training and racing, however as previously reported, not so... The Offshore Racing Academy was supporting the…
Not only will the lecture cover weather routing software, but it is also equally important to discuss the pitfalls of some hardware options! Kenny will reveal the secret solutions that are tried and tested in the professional offshore sailing scene in France.
The rescheduled Offshore Racing Academy Weather Routing Lecture will run this Wednesday 15th June 2022 at 7 pm, just two days before the Round Ireland Race from Wicklow. Originally it was envisaged to run this programme focusing solely on Expedition and Adrena,…
Kenny Rumball racing in the Allmer Cup
Here's a May update from the Offshore Academy, it's been a bumper month so let’s get you caught up! This month was primarily focused around the Allmer Cup in Le Havre but that’s not to mention, there were plenty of…
GP14 sailor Curly Morris at the helm of an East Antrim Boat Club dinghy during the recent Discover Sailing session at Larne
East Antrim Boat Club at Larne recently ran a very successful Discover Sailing Open Day when 29 people turned up to sample the sport under the guidance of 41 club volunteers. The mastermind behind the effort for what was reportedly…
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe T.D today presented scholarship certificates to the first students to complete the inaugural Irish Nautical Trust Marine Skills & Technology scholarship programme, supported by Google.org at the Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club Ringsend, Dublin. Photo Shows the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe with graduates, Frank Hopkins, Leopardstown (on left) and Philip Murphy from Ringsend
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, T.D. was at the Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club Marina, Ringsend on the River Liffey today, to present scholarship certificates to the first cohort of students completing the inaugural Irish Nautical Trust Marine Skills &…

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