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Irish National Sailing Club

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  • Name: Irish National Sailing Club
  • Address: Dunlaoghaire, Co Dublin
  • Phone Number: 01 2844195
The Irish National Sailing Club is an Adult Sail Training, Powerboat Tuition, Shorebased Course and Group Outings provider based on the West Pier, Dun Laoghaire, in county Dublin. During our peak season we also operate from our summer base at Seapoint Beach. Since our establishment in the 1970s, we have provided sail training for over 70,000 trainees. We still have a tremendous zest for the sport and enjoy nothing more than seeing a beginner get to grips with the skills of sailing.
 
History
 
Set up by Alistair Rumball during the bank strike of 1977, we certainly 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 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 Club 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 have seen 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.
 
So after nearly 40 years in existance we believe our experience, excellent reputation, welcome, hospitality and competitive prices are a combination that offers you, our customer, an excellent time every time!
 
 
Fleet
 
Our fleet stands at over 200 boats, consisting of 83 Topper Dinghies, 40 Laser Pico Dinghies, 24 Optimist Dinghies, 6 Laser II Dinghies, 8 Squib Keelboats, 6 Cork 1720 Sportsyachts and a fleet of over 25 Powerboats, made up of Tiller Arm and Rigid Inflatables. The fleet is tended to by our two full time maintenance team at our Boathouse in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. 

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