In 2015 graduates of the school's courses and instructors established the Irish National Sailing Club to allow sailors continue their sailing in a relaxed and friendly environment.
About the Irish National Sailing Club...
The Irish National Sailing Club established by course graduates and staff of the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School with the ethos centred around "pay small, play big, enjoy hugely".
Through a partnership with the Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School, members have access to the INSS Fleet, Coaches and Facilities. Club membership fees are set at a very modest level, with membership allowing charter of the INSS Fleet. The INSS provides safety boats, coaches and a welcoming clubhouse for members on Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings throughout the year as well as Wednesday evenings during the summer months.
Sailing is aboard 1720 sportsyachts, squib keelboats, Lasers, RS Quest and RS Zests. Sailors with their own dinghy are welcome to join in too.
What experience do I need?
The club is an ideal starting point for recent graduates of the keelboat and dinghy level 2 courses from the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School, as well as sailors who have gained experience elsewhere.
When are the club sailing times?
The club sails on Saturday afternoons from 2-5pm and Sunday mornings from 10.15am-1.15pm year-round, and on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm-9.30pm.
What are the costs?
You’re welcome to come along for a trial sail for €37. There’s no need to have become a member to avail of this. The annual membership of the Irish National Sailing Club is €20. Sailing then operates on a pay as you sail basis. Members can buy a book of 8 sailing vouchers for €208 (€26 a go) that have no expiry date. The whole idea of the system is that you can dip in and out as your schedule permits.
Do I need gear?
As part of the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School’s ongoing support for the club the full range of gear required either for keelboating or dinghy sailing is provided at no extra charge.
Can I come along on my own?
Yes absolutely. For keelboat sailors, we’ll organise a sailing partner as there’s always members looking for someone to sail with and make sure that newer sailors are paired with experienced sailors. Dinghy sailors can choose from a range of single-handed boats.
What do I do to get involved?
Simply get in touch with the club by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and they’ll get you out on the water.
For more information, see the club's website www.insc.ie.
Club Sailing Boats...