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The INSS & Yacht Week Team Up for Summer 2022

29th November 2021
The Yacht Week is looking for talented skippers and hosts
The Yacht Week is looking for talented skippers and hosts

The Yacht Week is looking for talented skippers and hosts to work in the Mediterranean next summer. Dun Laoghaire Sailing School, the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School has teamed up with the Yacht Week and Quarterdeck to assist Irish sailors with this exciting opportunity.

Quarterdeck – Training Academy

Quarterdeck provides a tailored Academy that polishes current cooking or sailing skills in order to work with their sister companies The Yacht Week, along with several other private charter partners, in destinations such as Croatia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, British Virgin Islands, French Polynesia and many more.

Destinations include Croatia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, British Virgin Islands, French Polynesia and many moreDestinations include Croatia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, British Virgin Islands, French Polynesia and many more

This is the perfect opportunity if you're looking for your next steps after or during university, looking for your next adventure or a student with a spare summer off.

What does a Quarterdeck host do?

A Quarterdeck host cooks delicious meals, shows guests the incredible local delights, and dances the night away with them under the stars in our world-class locations.

Discover hidden bays for swim stopsDiscover hidden bays for swim stops

What does a Quarterdeck skipper do?

A quarterdeck Skipper guides guests through their adventure. They sail from island to island, discovering hidden bays for swim stops and share their expert local knowledge.

Dublin Open Day Event

Subject to the expected updated public health advice, Quarterdeck is hosting an open day event on Saturday the 11th of December in Dublin. The team from the INSS will be on hand to help explain any prior training requirements and offer solutions.

Sign Up for this event is via this form: https://forms.gle/MjhsRR3Xddev5RvGA

Those interested in getting a better insight into what Quarterdeck and The Yacht Week involve can check out the following links:

Quarterdeck Website: www.quarterdeck.co

The Yacht Week: www.theyachtweek.com

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The Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School is based on Dun Laoghaire's West Pier on Dublin Bay and in the heart of Ireland's marine leisure capital.

Whether you are looking at beginners start sailing course, a junior course or something more advanced in yacht racing, the INSS prides itself in being able to provide it as Ireland's largest sailing school.

Since its establishment in 1978, INSS says it has provided sailing and powerboat training to approximately 170,000 trainees. The school has a team of full-time instructors and they operate all year round. Lead by the father and son team of Alistair and Kenneth Rumball, the school has a great passion for the sport of sailing and boating and it enjoys nothing more than introducing it to beginners for the first time. 

Programmes include:

  • Shorebased Courses, including VHF, First Aid, Navigation
  • Powerboat Courses
  • Junior Sailing
  • Schools and College Sailing
  • Adult Dinghy and Yacht Training
  • Corporate Sailing & Events

History of the INSS

Set up by Alistair Rumball in 1978, the sailing school had very humble beginnings, with the original clubhouse situated on the first floor of what is now a charity shop on Dun Laoghaire's main street. Through the late 1970s and 1980s, the business began to establish a foothold, and Alistair's late brother Arthur set up the chandler Viking Marine during this period, which he ran until selling on to its present owners in 1999.

In 1991, the Irish National Sailing School relocated to its current premises at the foot of the West Pier. Throughout the 1990s the business continued to build on its reputation and became the training institution of choice for budding sailors. The 2000s saw the business break barriers - firstly by introducing more people to the water than any other organisation, and secondly pioneering low-cost course fees, thereby rubbishing the assertion that sailing is an expensive sport.

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