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  • Tralee welcomes big turnout for Munsters

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    TBSC is proud to host the Optimist Munster Championships 2014 this coming weekend September 6th and 7th in Fenit and would like to extend a warm welcome to all Optimist competitors and their families and wish them every success and an enjoyable stay in the area . TBSC would like to thank IODAI (International Optimist Dinghy

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  • New Login system (sailracer GONE)

    How to set up a New Account on IODAI.com 1) Visit www.iodai.com 2) Click on My Account on the far right of the Top Navigation Bar. 3) This will bring you to the Sign Up Page. Choose the Create New Account box and you will be taken to a page where you will be asked

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  • GOLD promotions post nationals

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    Senior Fleet Jack FAHY James SPILLANE Emily WHITAKER Junior Fleet Conor GORMAN

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  • Munsters entry closes Tuesday midday ( regatta fleet full)

    Please note that entry for the Munsters closes at midday on Tuesday coming, If you have not entered please do so as soon as possible.  The regatta fleet is now closed, please do not try to enter for the regatta fleet as your entry will not be accepted even if payment goes through.

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  • Entry list for Munsters

    The list of entries for the Munsters is (back) up. People who have not registered are encouraged to do so now. Don’t worry if your sailor does not appear in the registered list immediately following online registration – there is a manual check that is being done (for the moment) which is needed before your

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  • ENTER Munster Championships Fenit 6th / 7th Sept

    ENTER NOW: The last regional of the year will be held in Fenit, Tralee Co Kerry on Sat 6th & sun 7th Sept. Entry is open,   Regatta Fleet are limited to 20 no exceptions will be made due to rib shortages. Please note you can only enter if you are already registered on the NEW website,

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  • Regatta Fleet at Crosbie Cup 2014

    Regatta Fleet at Crosbie Cup 2014 in Malahide yacht club. Overall it was a successful event with very little problems (part in thanks to the light winds) . Overall winner of the regatta fleet was Moss Simington who also won the under 10 . Alice Lacy placed 4th overall and received the under 9 prize.

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    Euromed Pre-Highfliers Clinic and Championship Tour dates: 14 – 22 Dec 2014 Location: Mellieha Bay , Malta For those of you who would like a training clinic ( with wind) and to participate in the above regatta as an alternative to going to Palma see details below.  Proposed Travel dates are Sat 13th Dec &

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  • Rankings after 4 events in 2014

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    Here are the rankings after 4 of the 5 events in 2014. Senior Fleet Junior Fleet The following are the conditions to qualify for Trials: Senior Fleet: Top 40 (and ties) after taking out compulsory retirements due to age. Junior Fleet: Top 40 (and ties) Final qualification is decided after the Munsters in September.  

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  • ISA Squad 2015

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    At the recent AGM in RCYC, Thomas Chaix spoke about  ISA pathway and the Optimist squad,  420s, Toppers , and Lasers on the  pathway . Only those that apply  will be considered and it will be advertised on IODAI and ISA websites in the late august.There are Roughly about 12 – 18 sailors on squad.

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  • 420 Try out weekend in the RstGYC

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    Adam Hyland is running a 420 introduction weekend for anyone who wants to sail them not invest in them straight away, Any questions message me ( TINO) @ 0876809729.. please text because Adam is at school. 6-7th of September Boats are available, small fee applies.The intention is to introduce suitable Dublin former Oppie sailors to 420s.Ross Killian and

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  • Nationals 2014

    All the daily updates and photo’s from the Nationals went directly to Afloat & ISA from RCYC team so for those who could not find them use the following link: http://afloat.ie/sail/sailing-classes/optimist

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  • Irish Prize Winners at British Nationals

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    Irish U12 squad at the UK Nationals. Congratulations to the prize winners. From left to right. David Lee (3rd Junior Silver), Eve McMahon (8th Junior Girl Gold), Jamie McMahon (6th Junior Gold), Tom Higgins (8th Junior Gold), Micheal O’Suilleabhain (3rd Junior Gold), Harry Durkin (9th Senior Gold) and missing from picture Leah Rickard, 1st Girl &

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  • Nationals 2014 – Results – RCYC

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    Below please find links to the results. Results will be posted as soon as possible following each race. Senior Fleet Junior Fleet Regatta Fleet

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  • Nationals Additional Information

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    Due to a glitch in the SailRacer entry system, some non IODAI members were able to enter the 2014 IODAI National Championships without paying required membership fees. In order to address this problem and align with the Notice of Race. IODAI will be taking payment for membership at registration. There is the option for non

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  • Ireland leading British Nationals after Day 1

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    Great day for Irish sailors at the British Optimist Nationals yesterday. The Junior fleet sailed 2 races and Jamie McMahon of HYC leads the Junior fleet with a 3rd & 1st. There are 2 other U 12 sailors in the top 20 so a great start to the event. In the senior fleet there was

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  • TCS Team Racing Event 11 & 12th Aug RCYC

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    Details of Team Racing Event: Please Note briefing 10.00am and first race due 11.00am Cost €100 per team of 4 ( ie €25 per sailor). List of confirmed teams posted shortly. Have you entered? Email your team composition to laserthomas@eircom.net 

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  • IODAI notes the sad passing of past treasurer Kevin Henry

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  • Enter Now for the Nationals in RCYC

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    There is just over a week to go until the closing date for entry to the Nationals. After the 3rd August a late entry fee of €30 will apply so please enter early. The Regatta Fleet is limited to 60 Sailors and there will be no late entries accepted into Regatta Fleet (after 3rd August). All details

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  • Crosbie Cup success for Conor Gorman

    Crosbie Cup winner Conor Gorman pictured with (from left to right): Aidan Staunton, President, IODAI, Brenda Kearns, COO, EE Group (sponsor, TGI Fridays), Graham Smith, Commodore, Malahide Yacht Club

    Conor Gorman of the National Yacht Club won the Optimist Class’s Crosbie Cup (limited to Silver Fleet competitors only) hosted for IODAI by Malahide Yacht Club and sponsored by TGI Fridays. Over the six-race series on the Broadmeadows, young Gorman was a model of consistency, recording three second places and one first to finish comfortably

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  • Ulsters 2014 – Results – SSC

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    Below please find links to the results. Results will be posted as soon as possible following each race. Senior Fleet Junior Fleet Regatta Fleet

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  • Crosbie Cup 2014 – Results – MYC

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    Below please find links to the results. Results will be posted as soon as possible following each race. Main Fleet Regatta Fleet

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  • Harry Durcan wins Leinsters 2014

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    The Leinsters finished this weekend after a great event was run by the RIYC.  The winds were very tricky for the 2 race officers . Also with 180 degree wind shifts, the enormous HSS coming in an out and the Cruiser regatta crossing the Optimist fleet, all led for an interesting regatta. The senior fleet was

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  • Grace O’Beirne wins Ulsters

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      Grace O’Beirne from the RStGYC won the Senior fleet of the Ulster Championships with Jamie McMahon winning the junior fleet. The silver Senior & junior fleets were won by Max Kavanagh HYC & Leah Rickard NYC respectively.

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TBSC is proud to host the Optimist Munster Championships 2014 this coming weekend September 6th and 7th in Fenit and would like to extend a warm welcome to all Optimist competitors and their families and wish them every success and an enjoyable stay in the area . TBSC would like to thank IODAI (International Optimist Dinghy Association of Ireland) for their support with the event and the Organising Committee which is led by Tim Kelliher, Kelliher’s Toyota, Tralee. A particular thanks to our generous sponsors whose support is genuinely appreciated. Please support them where possible.
Photo L-R: John Kelliher, Sé O'Neill, Jane Doyle, Rón O'Neill, Adam Doyle.
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