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  • Stocking Fillers

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    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.

  • IODAI Events 2015

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  • 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

  • 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

  • European Optimist McLaughlin Pro Team 2015.


    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 prefer an enthusiastic sailor that enjoys being out there.Add

  • 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

  • Vice Presidents Team Racing Trophy 2015

    The Vice Presidents Trophy is back.  It will be hosted in 2015 in HYC and full details will be posted soon.  In addition to the wining team being awarded the VP Trophy the four winning sailors will be the chosen team to represent Ireland at Ledro in 2015.

  • Naples Regatta 2015

    The 22nd “Marcello Campobasso Trophy”, an international regatta for the Optimist Class will take place in Naples on 3rd., 4th. and 5th. January, 2015. The event can host up to 5 Irish competitors with free accommodation for 3 kids and 3 charter boats free. The  accommodation is for three nights (2nd, 3rd and 4th January

  • Ulsters 2015 (6th /7th June)


    IODAI are delighted to announce that the 2015 Ulster championships will be held in Ballyholme Yacht club on 6th & 7th June.  

  • Kinsale Christmas Regatta

    NOTICE OF RACE KYC Optimist Christmas Regatta 2014 1. The Kinsale YC Optimist Christmas Regatta will take place under the current I.S.A.F. Rules, I.S.A. prescriptions, I.O.D.A.I. Class Rules and Sailing Instructions. The Organising Committee for the event is Kinsale Yacht Club (KYC). 2. Entry is open to all sailors born in 1999 or later. a.

  • IODAI seeks Equipment Officer

    IODAI is looking for a person to keep track of the equipment  IODAI owns.  This role would suit somebody organised but who does not want to be a committee member.  iODAI will provide a list of all the equipment it owns and this person would simply record which club / person is currently in possession

  • ISA New way forward


    The ISA has a new plan and wish all members to read the following Executive Summary of Strategic Plan

  • Lots of European Winter Training Camps

    There are lots of training camps that are held throughout the winter months in Europe usually followed by a 2 day regatta at the end.  Here is an example of one in  Clube Naval de Cascais   Cascais Training Camp – Opti Clinic+ CR

  • Optimist Worlds 2014 Over


    The optimist worlds is always a very challenging event and consistency pays off.  Swiss sailor Nicolas Rolaz had all top ten results bar one which he used as his discard. 2nd place went to a Thai sailor and 3rd place to a Greek sailor. Interesting to see that Mara Turin from Slovenia won four races but

  • IODAI Facebook page


    Reminder: photographs & information is regularly posted on the IODAI facebook page so if you are new to Optimist sailing make sure to search for International Optimist Dinghy association of Ireland and click “Like” and you will get all the latest information.  Most of your children will have face book so encourage them to find the

  • 3 team Coaches required 2015 events

    IODAI are seeking 3 suitable coaches for the following events 2015. The 2 events are: 1/ U 12 squad Pwllheli, Wales July 25th onwards ( 2 assistant coaches to Thomas Chaix) 2/ International Development Team Plérin France July 11th – 17th ( Lead Coach ) Exact Travel dates TBC If interested please email honsec@iodai.com ,

  • Team parents 2015 required

    IODAI are seeking a volunteer adult to act as team parent for the 2015 International events. The 3 events are: 1/ World Championships Poland August 16th – 25th 2/ European Championships Pwllheli, Wales July 17th – 24th 3/ International Development Team Plérin France July 11th – 17th Exact Travel dates TBC What’s involved? For each

  • ISA Optimist Squad 2015

    The 2015 ISA Optimist squad are as follows: Grace O Beirne, F,  2000, RstGYC Nicola Fergusson, F, 2000, NYC Michael Carroll, M, 2001, KYC Cathal O’ Regan, M, 2001, RCYC Kate D’Arcy, F, 2001, RCYC Emily Whitaker, F, 2001, RCYC Jack Fahy, M, 2001, LDYC Micheal O Suileabhain, M, 2002, KYC Tom Higgins, M, 2002,

  • Baltimore 2015

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      The dates for Baltimore 2015  will fall over the February mid term break,( 15th – 20th )  starting with registration late Saturday & Sunday Morning so book your accommodation now.  Sailing & training begins on Sunday Afternoon so everyone has a leisurely Sunday morning to un pack boats & launch ribs. The half day on

  • All-Ireland-Junior-Sailing-Championship-2015

    Good luck to the Optimist representatives in the Junior sailing championships this weekend, James McCann, Gemma McDowell, & Clare Gorman.  You can follow all the action on the ISA website or follow their Twitter account http://www.sailing.ie/ISANews/tabid/115/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/62003/language/en-GB/ISA-All-Ireland-Junior-Sailing-Championship-2015.aspx

  • Dubai International details


    Dubai Offshore Sailing Club was formed 40 years ago this year.  We have a strong Optimist Fleet and we are holding a 4 day International Optimist Regatta this December.  The dates are 19 to 22 December with the first day being a training day, followed by 3 days of fleet racing. The weather is fantastic

  • ISA Optimist squad application process closes Saturday

    Application process is now open & closes this coming Saturday. Online applications via the link below ( Please read the policy document FIRST) https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QPTW6DM Also attached is the amended policy document with a deadline to Sept 20th which will allow Thomas & ISA  to confirm the squad composition by 24th Sept 24th. ISA Optimist Squad policy14-15

Full details will be posted on IODAI news page from December onwards but in brief: Registration 4-6pm sat (followed by wine reception & purchasing of IODAI hoodies & T shirts) Registration  11am – 12pm Sunday Coaches / Instructors / Rescue & Organisers briefing 11.00am Sunday Parents & sailors briefing 1pm Sunday ( sailors already rigged
This event is by invitation only.

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Sail Coach looked after all the Irish sailors in Malta very well today. A mixture of fitness training ( John), fitting out the boats (Thomas & Alexander) and a long session on the water for the Lasers ( Giovani) all made for an interesting morning. The optimists went afloat in the afternoon and Thomas & Alexis had an intense session to gauge the fleet. The sun shone all day & all in good form. (2 photos) ...

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Euromed Malta: sailing conditions since Sat have been fabulous, lots of sun and 12 - 13 knts of wind, Blue Blue have supplied brand new charter boats for all the ISA squad, Able to watch from the club balcony in shorts & t shirts, ideal conditions for Irish sailors. Sailcoach have been providing coaching & fitness all week so great buzz around the hotel & beach. Large Russian team also out in the bay daily as well as some GBR sailors. ...

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2 J Red Sails for sale. Both used very little. Must go! Contact: Olive Info on contacting the seller. (preferred method and time) Email Address: oliveparker69@yahoo.ie Phone Number: 0872664202
OPTIMIST – NEW HULL – Far East – COLLECTION OR DELIVERY EX. EXHIBITION This was my Exhibition hull used at Shows, ISA, etc. Never sailed or been need the water Once off opportunity to get a brand new hull – Ideal for Christmas. FAR EAST HULL – These are the hulls that have won both
Still 2 boats in stock for the perfect start to 2015. – Lightly used summer 2014 3Dstar hull (world champion in 2013 & 2014) with its trolley large wheels and with unused brand new Winner foils, MK4 spars, luxury covers and sail. – Lightly used summer 2014 3Dstar hull (world champion in 2013 & 2014)