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  • Trials prizes and Prize giving

    There have been a number of queries regarding the recent prize giving at the trials, relating to prizes and to the prize giving and the changes from previous years. These changes were put in place on the basis of feedback from previous years namely:

  • REMINDER!! Leinsters Deadline FAST APPROACHING!

    Please remember to enter the Leinsters if you haven’t already done so!. Entries close THIS Friday April 29th.  After that late entry fees will apply until May 4th at which point registration will close. HURRY AND ENTER!!!! YOU CAN ENTER HERE:  


    There has been an extra place allocated to the Europeans teams. This results in some changes in team members. Congratulations to Hugh Turvey who now takes a place on the European team and to Killian O’Regan who takes a place on the IDT France team and to Hannah Leonard who takes a position on the

  • NORs for Regional Championships and Crosbie Cup posted

    Please note that for this year we are going with one standard NOR for all regional championships (the only differences between them in prior years was name of host club and dates).  The only substantive change over previous years is that we have brought the warning signal on the Saturday forward by 30 mins to

  • IODAI Committee Update

    It is with regret that the IODAI Committee have to inform members of the resignation of Jill Sommerville, President, due to family and work commitments. Aidan Staunton has agreed to take over as Interim President until the Nationals. We would like to thank Jill for her tireless commitment to IODAI over the years as a

  • Don’t forget to enter the Leinster’s!


    The Leinster’s have the honour of kick starting the 2016 Regional events calendar for the Optimist Class.  We are looking forward to a great weekend in the Royal St. George Yacht Club, with lots of fun both on and off the water. The Leinster’s will take place over the weekend of May 14th & 15th.

  • Optimist Trials 2016 – Report


    The 2016 Optimist Trials were held in Howth Yacht Club alongside the ISA Youth Pathway National Championship from 31st March to 3rd April. The Trials are a closed event for Optimist sailors qualifying by their performance in the four Regional and National events in 2015. 57 sailors from all around our country competed in the

  • Poland Team


    Details off the training dates & costs for each team are now posted on the window of the race office. Please read the details if you think your child might make a team place. This year we have added an 4th un offical team of 5 places for a trip to Poland, details attached, similarly

  • Trials 2016 – Results – Howth Yacht Club


    Below please find a link to the results. Results will be posted as soon as possible following each race. Optimist Trials 2016

  • Vacancy


    IODAI wish to recruit a Head & Deputy Head Instructor/ coach for the Regatta Fleet for the 2016 season.  The appointed candidates will be responsible for running the regatta fleet in conjunction with the IODAI Regatta fleet co-ordinator, at the following events: Leinster’s / Ulsters /Munsters / Connaughts / Crosbi cup and national Championships. Please

  • Events 2017

    Clubs are invited to apply to iodaievents@gmail.com if they would like to host an optimist regional event 2017 or the Crosbie cup 2017 before June 1st 2016. Applicants are advised to read the Event guidelines document in the ” More info tab” on the website.  In addition clubs should apply in the name of the Commodore /

  • Trials Forms to Download


    Please download the Emergency Contact details form and the measurement declaration form and complete both in advance of registration. Please follow the instructions from the measurers Wednesday in HYC. Boats should be emptied of ropes / bailers / mast clamp / praddle in the dinghy park before presenting the boat for weighting.  You will then

  • Enter for the Leinster’s Now

    The Leinster’s will take place on May 14th & 15th in the RstGYC.  Please enter now via the events page and remember Closing Date: Friday 29th April


    CORRECTION :Dear parents, following a large number of queries over the last few days and having sought clarification from the ISA , Iodai is happy to accept a boat certificate regardless of the name so long as it has been registered with the ISA and has an IRL sail number and all other paperwork is

  • Measurement At Trials

    Please note that you will need a fully completed measurement book and a fully completed sail cert at trials in addition to your ISA boat certificate showing your boat is registered in IRELAND.  IF you bought a new sail it may have come with a sail cert but the numbers have to be measured and added to the

  • A Man, A Plan, A Van! We Can! And We Did!

    Today was a great day! On behalf of literally hundreds of families in Ireland (and many abroad), we presented Thomas Chaix with a check for €9999.29! to help him with the purchase of his new van.

  • Teams 2016 News

    Please read if you think your child might make a 2016 IODAI Team: TEAM 2016 NEWS

  • Safety Equipment & Trolley


    In preparation for Baltimore please check you have everything on the safety list.  In addition this weekend its time to check your optimist trolley.  Each year at Baltimore we have a few trollies with punctures, wheels falling off, no safety handle.  Please service your trolley and get your safety equipment ( CH Marine will be

  • Merchandise For sale

    These colourful IODAI hats will be on sale at registration in Baltimore, along with sweatshirts, long sleeved tops and there are 3 IODAI rugby balls. All stock is in limited supply so make sure to get during registration. ! In addition you will be able to sign up for Fit Bones for your younger children

  • Timetable of events for Baltimore


    Fantastic entry of 140 sailors for Baltimore 2016 along with all our International coaches.  The good news is that many of these coaches have had sailors finish in the top 5 at worlds and Europeans.  There is nowhere in Europe that has better coaches than those coming to Baltimore this year.  The timetable of events

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  • Oppie Parents take note!!

    http://afloat.ie/sail/isaf/item/30604-2017-2020-isaf-rule-book-changes In the next rule book there is a big change in that for the first time we have the introduction of the term ‘ support person’ . Support person – Any person who (a) provides, or may provide, physical or advisory support to a competitor, including any coach, trainer, manager, team staff, medic, paramedic

  • Regatta Fleet 2016

    Parents, please find attached the updated regatta fleet position statement for 2016.  This documents tells you what you can expect when entering your sailor in the regatta fleet. The regatta fleet continues to be managed by Mandy Kelly IODAI Regatta fleet coordinator and if you have any queries please feel free to contact Mandy.  Details

  • 2016 Events Calendar


    Updated IODAI Events list (3)


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Upcoming Events

Regular Entry Fee: €60 – Closing Date: Friday 29th April Late Entry Fee: €120 – Final Final Closing Date Wednesday 4th May
This Event is not yet open for registration. Regular Entry Fee: €60 – Closing Date: Friday 27th May Late Entry Fee: €120 – Final Final Closing Date Wednesday 1st June

Annual Membership

Annual Membership for 2016 is now open and available here: Annual Membership 2016

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Please remember to enter the Leinsters if you haven’t already done so!.
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U12 squad at the first of their training weekends at the Royal Cork Yacht Club. Thanks to the Cork U12 families who hosted the Dublin sailors this weekend. Photograph with Coaches Thomas Chaix and Cian Byrne. ...

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