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  • TRIALS 2015 RCYC


    If you are eligible for Trials 2015 please log in now to the events page & pay the entry fee of €100. Please note you must have paid your membership fee for 2015 or you will not be able to proceed. There is no sail measurement at the trials so if you have bought a new

  • CH Marine Regatta day in Baltimore

    NOR posted on club notice board & office window and below Check your sail number , two sailors cannot sail with the same sail number Collect your lunch before launching, you need your own waterproof lunch bag with drinks / snacks. Please note there will be jury on the water all day so do not

  • Hiking bench won by Nicola Ferguson


    CH Marine Have kindly donated an Optiparts Hiking bench to the Batimore Optimist training week. All registered sailors will be entered in a free draw which will take place at the Prize giving. The prize giving is scheduled to take place 6pm in the sailing club after all the ribs have been retrieved. Remember CH

  • Baltimore NEWS

    Parents reminders:  T-Shirts & Bandana’s are nearly sold out, Ena Fahy has kindly agreed to set up stall again tonight at the 420 meeting in the sailing club.  The Curragh dinghy chandlery will also be open.  Coffee / Scones are served each morning in the club house after launching, all welcome.  In particular we would love

  • Trials 2015

    Qualification for 2015 Trials The following are the conditions to qualify for Trials 2015 and are based on final rankings 2014: Senior Fleet: Top 40 (and ties) after taking out compulsory retirements due to age. Junior Fleet: Top 40 (and ties)   NOTE:   All U 12’s who are selected and participate in the Trials will

  • Service your Optimist Trolley


    Please check your Optimist trolley this weekend & get flat tyres repaired in advance of Baltimore. Check you have clips to keep the wheels on the trolley. Also its worth having the bearings checked in your road trailer before setting off next week !

  • 2015 IODAI T-Shirts have arrived


    The 2015 IODAI T-shirts / bandanas & Sweatshirts have arrived. You can see a selection of colours in the photo’s and they will be on sale in Baltimore at registration. More photo’s on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/International-Optimist-Dinghy-Association-Ireland-iodai/180150295350442?ref=hl

  • How do I get on the U 12 squad

    U 12 squad 2014

    The U 12 squad is made up of sailors U 12 who qualify for the trials & participate in the trials each year.  Thus for 2015 if your child was in the Top 40 Juniors last season and if they sail in the trials, they will automatically get a place on the U 12 squad. 

  • Optimist Nationals 2015


    The Irish Optimist Nationals website is now live and all details will be posted there as soon as available. http://oppienationals.com/    

  • Dinghy Fest 2015


    All, there is going to be an Optimist Championship as part of DinghyFest some of you might like to put the date in your diary- full details on this link http://www.royalcork.com/the-royal-cork-yacht-club-launches-cork-dinghyfest-2015/

  • Volunteering for Baltimore


    Parents, the organising of our IODAI training week in Baltimore requires input from a tremendous amount of people to run and naturally we need your help to make this event a success.             Overall responsibility – Mandy Kelly Administration   / Entries   / Registration – Jill Sommerville Catering manager – Pauline Carroll Rescue management ( including VHF

  • Monaco Team Racing

    Monaco Team 2015

    Good Luck to the team racing ccork sailors gone off to Monaco this week to take part on this international event made up of teams from 13 countries. Photo courtesy of Deirdre Horgan Left to Right, Ben O’Hare, Harry Twomey, Ellie Cunnane, Sophie Crosbie and John Durcan (Coach)  

  • Social Timetable Baltimore 2015 ( ladies lunch booked out)


    Lots of activities on & off the water.  Also still looking for a volunteer to run a short session on “How to rig an Optimist” for new parents and also looking for a volunteer to show a group of 5-6 oppie mums ” how to reverse with a trailer on board” Details attached of some

  • How to set up your family IODAI account

    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

  • Pay annual membership 2015 NOW


    1) Got to  My Account & click LOG IN:  (if logged in you can just use the link on the homepage) 2) Enter your USERNAME and PASSWORD (If you have forgotten either or both of these Click on the Lost Password Link at the bottom and Enter your Email Address). 3) An email will be

  • IODAI Events 2015


    5.Copy of Copy-of-Copy-of-IODAI-events-2015-update-by-Jill.   Please note 2 events have been added to the IODAI Calendar. The Ulster’s will be held in Ballyholme YC on 5th / 6th June. The Vice Presidents Team Racing Event will be held on 13th / 14th June in HYC. The winners of the VP Trophy will be the team which represents

  • Deadline extended for European Optimist McLaughlin Pro Team 2015.


    Last Chance to apply, deadline extended to Jan 3rd. Dear Optimist Class Association, On behalf of McLaughlin USA, Sailcenter (www.sailcenter.nl) is setting up the European Optimist McLaughlin Pro Team 2015. All sailors are allowed to apply for the McLaughlin Team, just three of each country will be selected. You don’t have to be first, we

  • Euromed Malta Day 3

    under the stars Malta

    The Irish sailors remain hopeful of some good results on day 3. There are four races scheduled for today as Race 2 from day one was thrown out on appeal by a large number of sailors.  Wind conditions are much better today and after a short rain shower this morning the sun has returned. The

  • Euromed Malta Day 1Racing


    Full sailing update will come later Via Thomas. The Irish sailors had beautiful conditions with sunshine all day and winds which started as 14 knots soon reduced to 6-8 knots.  The lumpy sea in the morning flattened out as the breeze dropped.  Irish Ambassador Mr Padraig Mac Coscair was on hand to welcome the Irish

  • Euromed Malta 2014

    Team mum & Thomas

    The ISA squad have arrived at Euromed Malta 2014. Team mum Deirdre Horgan (RCYC) and National Coach Thomas Chaix have everything under control.  The setting is a beach sailing club opening into a wide but sheltered bay.  There are sailors from 10 Countries here and many took the opportunity of arriving last Saturday to have

  • Stocking Fillers

    sail dummies

    Some of you may be interested in the products on this website for Christmas presents http://bulb.eu.com/products/saildummies/

  • Optimist Worlds 2015 date change

    Please note the Optimist Worlds 2015 in Poland have been moved to Aug 26th – Sept 6th, this is 10 days later than originally advertised.

  • Baltimore 2015 ( extra activity for parents)

    Full details re IODAI Baltimore training camp coming soon, meantime for those interested see below BALTIMORE MID-TERM FITNESS 2015 WHAT       Aerobics, circuits & toning classes WHERE     Ilen Rovers GAA Club (just minutes from Baltimore) COST        €8 per classs WHEN       10:15am Wed 18th, Thurs 19th

  • International Development Team 2015

    Please note that there are 2 changes to the selection criteria for the International development team going forward.  The IODAI committee has decided that as this is a development team, sailors who have previously been on this team or a European or worlds optimist team cannot qualify for the development team.  In 2015 the size


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Annual Membership for 2015 is now open and available here: Annual Membership 2015

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If you are eligible for Trials 2015 please log in now to the events page & pay the entry fee of €100. Please note you must have paid your membership fee for 2015 or you will not be able to proceed. There is no sail measurement at the trials so if you have bought a new sail this year you will need to make sure it is fully measured & signed. Remember new J sails come with a cert but the numbers need to be measured so do this in advance of trials. (NO Sail Measurement on the day, fine €100 to Local Cancer Society). Details of NOR will be posted via RCYC event page.

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Chris Bateman’s J Blue for sale. Used one training weekend. Unnumbered. Sail cert and ties included. Was intended to be trials sail but has been outgrown. 270 Contact: Rob Bateman   Email Address: Phone Number: 087 2323750
Optimist in great condition, perfect to start your child off in the Optimist regatta fleet Sail No. 1120 Ideal for someone starting in Optimists, comes with all the parts & Wrap around cover Boat based in Dalkey for viewing €1000 ONO Comes with a J-Blue sail in perfect condition ( sail alone would cost €350
J blue sail in great condition €180 Contact:   Email Address: Phone Number: 0872496933