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  • Deputy Regatta fleet instructor WANTED

    IODAI wish to recruit a Deputy Head Instructorfor the Regatta Fleet for the 2015 season.  The appointed candidate will be responsible for assisting  with running the regatta fleet at the following events: Munster’s (Kinsale YC) 16thh  & 17th May, Ulster’s (Ballyholme YC) 6th & 7th june Connacht Championships ( Lough Ree YC) July 11th &

  • FORMS for Trials

    Please note you need to complete the following 3 forms, Parent declaration / Emergency details & measurement declaration & bring to registration with you.  In addition you MUST bring your measurement book & sail cert. CLOSING for Trials entry Tues 31st. EMERGENCYDETAILSTrials2015 Trials Equipment Declaration Form 2015 trialsdeclaration

  • Good News re: Europeans


      The European organisers have announced today that countries will be allowed entered 8 sailors an increase of 1 from the normal 7 places.  The ratio remains with a minimum of 3 of one gender.  Good news for Irish sailors, so in total the trials will decide, 5 sailors for Worlds, 8 sailors for Europeans

  • Leaseplan announced as Sponsor


    Skkerries Sailing Club in St Patrick Day Parade in Skerries. All sailors worked hard preparing the floats with banners and Flags and this was an opportunity for Skeries Sailing Club to promote the upcoming Irish Optimist Nationals and Open Championship 2015 .Skerries Sailing Club are delighted to announce LEASEPLAN as our Sponsor for The Irish Optimist

  • IODAI Events 2015


    6.Copy of Copy-of-Copy-of-IODAI-events-2015-update-by-Jill. Please note the calendar has been amended to show EOS in NYC Oct 3rd & 4th incorporating Gorman Trophy and VP Trophy will be a one day event Sat 13th June ( not 2 days)      

  • Trials list of qualifiers

    Dear all, Just a reminder that Trials 2015 is only 1 month away. The deadline for entering your qualified sailor is 31st March 2015. The Notice of Race can be found on the IODAI site here: http://iodai.com/trials-2015-rcyc/ To register your sailor (many of you already have, but for those of you who have not), simply



    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

  • 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

  • Qualification for 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


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Regatta Fleet Deputy Head instructor wanted
IODAI wish to recruit a Deputy Head Instructor/ coach for the Regatta Fleet for the 2015 season. The appointed candidate will be responsible for assisting with running the regatta fleet at the following events:

Munster’s (Kinsale YC) 16thh & 17th May,

Ulster’s (Ballyholme YC) 6th & 7th
Connacht Championships ( Lough Ree YC) July 11th & 12th ,

Crosbie Cup (Waterford Harbour) July 25th & 26th

Irish National Championships ( Skerries SC) Aug 13th & 16th,

Lenister Championships ( Howth YC) Sept 5th & 6th

The ideal candidate will be available for all events, will have good experience directing less experienced instructors and will have a specific plan to work with a skills based approach over the season. Candidates are advised to consult the revised Regatta Fleet guidelines recently published on the IODAI website. Interested applicants should email their sailing CV & details to aoc.kelly@gmail.com before April 10th 2015.

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