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  • New IODAI President, Tim Lucas of RCYC

    Tim Lucas incoming IODAI president pictured with Aidan Staunton outgoing IODAI president.

    Tim Lucas of Royal Cork Yacht Club was elected president of the International Optimist Dinghy Association of Ireland (IODAI), at the IODAI AGM in the Royal Irish Yacht Club last weekend.   Speaking after his election Tim said, “I am honoured to take on the role of President of the largest junior sailing class in

  • Rankings After 4 Events 2017


    Here are the rankings after 4 of the 5 events in 2017. Senior Fleet Junior Fleet The following are the conditions to qualify for Trials: Sailor must compete in the Nationals + (at least) 2 Regionals Scoring is the sum of Nationals place + 2 best Regionals placing (excluding non-Irish sailors) Senior Fleet: Top 45

  • Leinsters deal for first time IODAI Members!


    The Merrion Private IODAI Leinster Optimist Championships will take place over the weekend of September 9th and 10th in The National Yacht Club Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. You can enter now via the www.iodai.com events page. New to IODAI events? The Leinsters are the last International Optimist Dinghy Association of Ireland (IODAI) regional event of

  • Rian Geraghty-McDonnell wins Irish Optimist National and Open Senior Championship & Luke Turvey wins the Junior Championship.


    With a full series of 10 races sailed over the four day event everything came down to the last race to decide who was going to win the titles.  Rian Geraghty-McDonnell got a black flag in the second last race but showed real depth of character to come back in the last race and take

  • Caps for sale, caps for sale (and other IODAI Merchandise)

    IODAI merch

    IODAI merchandise is for sale at the Nationals tomorrow. Get some gear, support IODAI, stay warm, look good.

  • Nationals Start Time for Sunday – First Warning Signal 11:55AM


    http://oppienationals.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Optimist-2017-SSI-Amendment-4.pdf No. 4 Change to the Sailing Instructions. Due to road closures until between 09:15 and 09:30 in the Dun Laoghaire Harbour area because of an Iron Man competition tomorrow (Sunday 20th August) the final line of the table in Section 6.1.1 of the Optimist National Championships 2017 SUPPLEMENTARY SAILING INSTRUCTIONS is amended as follows:

  • Merrion Private IODAI Leinster Optimist Championships are Open for Entries!


      The last IODAI regional event of the year is the Merrion Private IODAI Leinster Optimist Championships.  This year they are taking place over the weekend of September 9th and 10th in The National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.   Entries are now open for the Leinsters and we would encourage you enter as

  • Volvo Junior Squad Programme – Announcement

    Pictured following the announced reactivation of the Irish Sailing Performance 'Volvo Junior Squad Programme' in the Royal Irish Yacht Club

    Irish Sailing and Volvo Car Ireland announce the reactivation of the Irish Sailing Performance ‘Volvo Junior Squad Programme’, aimed at nurturing future talented Irish sailors. At the launch this evening of the Finnegan Menton Irish Optimist National & Open Championships 2017 in Dun Laoghaire’s Royal Irish Yacht Club, Irish Sailing and Volvo Car Ireland are delighted to

  • Nationals 2017 – Results – RIYC


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

  • Upgrads to Gold following Connachts 2017


    The following sailors have been upgraded to Gold following Connachts 2017:  Juniors: Fiachra Farrely (HYC) Seniors: Frances Corkery (KYC) Adam Doyle (TBSC) The reason for the Silver/Gold split is to provide recognition and encouragement for Irish sailors who are new and/or improving but who may not be achieving top results yet. All sailors start out

  • Seeking the return of 2 Perpetual Trophies

    IODAI are trying to track down 2 Perpetual Trophies which were presented to sailors in 2016.  We would like these returned for the 2017 Nationals which are starting next week.  The Trophies are: The O’Reilly Cup  This is presented to best Irish Sailor at the World Championship.  It’s a large Silver Cup, Silver Band on

  • Important Information relating to 2017 Optimist Nationals


    With one week to go to the 2017 Optimist Nationals please keep an eye on our dedicated Oppie Nationals website for information updates. We have added some further details to the event website to help you plan, including information on arrival, registration and our open ceremony! Remember if you are sailing in Main Fleet Snr


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Leinsters 2017

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Annual Membership

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

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