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  • OptiWeek 2017, the only open to all summer clinic


    OptiWeek and LaserWeek 2017 will be run by the Tralee Bay Maritime Centre from August 7th till August 11th with a coached regatta on the 12th. The clinic is Open to all sailors with an interest in racing and/or preparing for their premier event of the year, the Nationals. The team in Tralee are already

  • Crosbie Cup Entry Extended!

    Entry to the Crosbie Cup has been extended to Saturday July 1st, with no late entry fee for entries up until 10pm on July 1st. This year the Crosbie Cup is taking place at Sutton Dinghy Club, Co. Dublin. The event is open to the following: All Regatta Fleet sailors and Main Fleet Silver Seniors

  • Crosbie Cup Information Pack

    The Crosbie Cup 2017 is taking place at Sutton Dinghy Club, Co. Dublin on July 8th and July 9th. We hope you enjoy the event and that weather will be favourable. In order to make your visit to Sutton Dinghy Club as enjoyable as possible we have put together an information pack.  Please see attached the

  • Entries Open for the Connachts!

    After a fantastic weekend of Team Racing in Howth, all eyes are now pointing South East.  The third IODAI regional event of the year is the Connachts.  This year they are taking place over the weekend of July 15th & 16th in Waterford Harbour Sailing Club (WHSC), Dunmore East, Co. Waterford. Entries are now open

  • Amazing conditions in Howth for the team racing VP trophy…

    RCYC 1, winners of VP Cup 2017

    Howth Yacht Club held its annual Vice Presidents Trophy on Saturday. This team-racing event was inaugurated in 1986 and was re-introduced in 2015 after a number of years of absence. The VP Trophy was the brainchild of HYC’s Helen Mary Wilkes who, at that time, was Vice President of the world governing body for Optimists,

  • Upgrade to Gold following Ulsters 2017


    The following sailors have been upgraded to Gold following Ulsters 2017: Juniors: Lucy Bateman (RCYC) Jessica Riordan (RStGYC) Rocco Wright (HYC) Killian Reidy (TBSC & FYC) Seniors Kei Walker (RStGYC) Louis-Marie Jullo (NYC) Finn Cleary (RIYC) The reason for the Silver/Gold split is to provide recognition and encouragement for Irish sailors who are new and/or

  • Great video footage of the Ulsters!

    Check out some of the great optimist sailing from last weekends Ulsters, captured by the team in sixnineone http://sixnineone.co.      

  • VP Cup Team Racing Schedule

    Please see detailed below the full schedule for the Vice Presidents Cup Team Racing event this weekend in Howth Yacht Club. Schedule: vp-cup-full-schedule-sheet1

  • VP Cup Team Racing This Weekend!

    With the full field of 12 teams confirmed and a promising long term forecast, the VP Trophy 2017 is looking as exciting as ever. RCYC has dominated in recent years but with only 2 teams entered this year they will have a tough task in retaining the cup. The sailing instructions are now ready (see

  • Team Gear presented to Europeans, IDT France and Under 12’s Teams

    Europeans Team 2017

    At the weekend in Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club team gear was officially presented to three teams representing Ireland over the summer months.  We wish all the teams representing Ireland the very best of luck at their events. The Optimist Sailors on the Europeans team were presented with their gear by IODAI president Aidan

  • Crosbie Cup 2017 – Open for Entries!

    The Crosbie Cup is now open for entries.  This year it is taking place at Sutton Dinghy Club, Co. Dublin http://sdc.ie/?v=883db7bf76f7. The event is open to the following: All Regatta Fleet sailors and Main Fleet Silver Seniors Main Fleet Silver Juniors   The Crosbie Cup takes place from July 8th & 9th.  The Crosbie Cup is

  • Irish Worlds Team Finish 3rd at Dutch Optimist Team Racing National Championship 2017

    Worlds Team Finish 3rd at Dutch Optimist Team Racing

      A massive well done to the Irish World’s team who finished in 3rd place at the Dutch Optimist Team Racing Championship over the weekend.  They faced tough competition from the Worlds Teams from Holland, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland & Belgium.   The Irish Worlds Team attended the event as part of their preparation for the Optimist


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Annual Membership for 2017 will be open from November 15th 2016. This is when registration for Baltimore will also open.

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