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  • Vice Presidents Trophy, NOR & Registration


    The Optimist class Vice Presidents Trophy takes place next Friday, July 1st at Malahide Yacht Club. The teams will be racing on the Broadmeadows, competing against each for the Vice President’s Trophy with races umpired by national & international race umpires.   Link to registration on MYC website: http://www.myc.ie/event/iodai-2016-vice-presidents-cup/   Finding MYC: Malahide Yacht Club

  • Ulsters 2016, Notice of Race & SSI’s

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    The full details of the 2016 Ulster’s including NOR, Sailing Instructions and SSIs are now posted on the Malahide Yacht Club website. All details can be found by following this link: http://www.myc.ie/iodai-ulster-championship/ Important information about finding the club: Malahide Yacht Club is unique in the sailing world in that it has two separate clubhouses and

  • Important Notice Re Entry to Events


      A deadline is deadline! Parents, it is very important that you enter your sailors into events on time.  Deadlines are set so that host clubs have time to preplan their event in order that our sailors get the most out of each event. Events are about making friends and having fun on the water

  • Crosbie Cup Open for Entries


    The Crosbie Cup is now open for entries. This year it is taking place at Lough Ree Yacht Club, Ballyglass, Coosan, Athlone, Co Westmeath. The event is open to all Silver level sailors i.e.: – All Regatta Fleet sailors – All Main Fleet Silver Senior & Junior sailors There are two fleets in the Crosbie

  • Worlds Team Train in Vilamoura

    2016 World Team Training

    The Irish World team concluded the test event in Villamoura. 4 days of quality racing in the 69 boats fleet with sailors from MEX, USA, MLT, NOR, SLO, OMA, HUN, LAT, POR, GER, SUI, LCA, BEL, JPN & IRL. The event was aimed at settling our routines whilst getting a good idea on the conditions

  • Ulsters closing date this Friday!


    A reminder to all that the closing date for the Ulster’s is this Friday. Regular Entry Fee: €60 – Closing Date: Friday 17th June Late Entry Fee: €120 – Final Final Closing Date Friday 22nd June 10pm

  • Worlds Team 2016

    Worlds Team 2016

      The team representing Ireland at the 2016 Optimist Worlds are:   Cathal O’Regan Harry Bell Micheal O’Suilleabhain Rory O’Sullivan Tom Higgins   The team coach is Thomas Chaix and the Worlds are taking place in Vilamoura in Portugal, from June 27th to July 7th. Best of luck to all.

  • Europeans Team 2016

    Europeans Team 2016

    The team representing Ireland at the 2016 Optimist Europeans are:   Alana Coakley Conor Gorman Fiona Ferguson Harry Twomey Hugh Turvey Leah Rickhard Michael Crosbie Moss Simington   The team coach is David White and the Europeans are taking place in Crotone, Southern Italy, from July 15th to July 22nd. Best of luck to all.

  • IDT France 2016

    IDT France Team 2016

      Ella May, missing from the IDT France Group photo. The 2016 International Development Team, France is:   Dylan McEvoy Ella May Justin Lucas Killian O Regan Luke Groarke Donagh Natasha Hemeryck Tim Norwood   The team coach is Thomas Chaix and the team will be attending the French Nationals in Loctudy near Quimper in

  • Under 12’s Team 2016

    Under 12's Team 2016

      Thirteen sailors qualified for the 2016, U12 squad with 11 taking up their places.  The team will compete at the British Optimist National Championships 2016 to be held in Largs, Scotland this August.  Team Coach is Thomas Chaix who will support the sailors at the event.   Many squad members have sailing siblings who

  • Promotions following 2016 Connaughts


    The following sailors have been promoted to Gold following their performance in the 2016 Connaughts in Foynes: Alejandra Peleteiro Archie Daly Diego Peleteiro Congrats!!!

  • Connaughts 2016 – Results – FSC


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


    PLEASE return the PERPETUAL TROPHY your son/daughter won at last years NATIONAL OPTIMIST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 held in Skerries.

  • Notice of Race for the Connachts 2016

    For the Notice of Race for the Connachts and Information for Visitors to Foynes this weekend

  • VICE Presidents Trophy 1st of July 2016

    VICE Presidents Trophy 1st of July 2016 Malahide Yacht Club 4 people to a team with a minimum of 1 person from each gender. Cost €200 a team Notice of race to shortly follow.

  • A win for Ireland in Poland

    Sam Crawford of Howth Yacht Club on the podium for Ireland as winner of the silver fleet, Energa Sailing Cup 2016, Dziwnow, Poland.

    The final day of the 2016 Energy Sailing Cup in Dziwnow, Poland opened with a little more wind than the previous days with the north easterly blowing 12-17 knots and kicking up on 2 meter swell on the Baltic Sea.  After two days racing and 7 races the fleet was split into a Gold and

  • SailCoach – Making You Better!


    Click below to see SailCoach’s cool video about their training clinics: //www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=P_ArvoZ7zPo&app=desktop

  • Ulsters Open for Entries!

    An on the water team briefing!

    The Ulsters are now open for registration.  They are on July 2nd and 3rd in Malahide Yacht Club. Early Entry Fee is €60 – Closing Date: Friday 17th June.   Late Entry Fee is €120 – Final, Final Closing Date Wednesday 22nd June 10pm. There is no better way to kick off the sailors summer holidays than

  • Irish Teams Training weekend in the sun

    Irish Team Training RSGYC 2016

    This weekend the Royal Saint George Yacht Club is playing host to the Irish Teams training weekend.  They are training in champagne sailing conditions, much to the delight of the team coaches Thomas Chaix and David White. The pictures show the Irish teams training in a soft seabreeze in Dun Laoghaire earlier today.

  • Poland IDT – Day 2 Update

    IDT Poland team 
Hannah Leonard, IRL 1400 and Dylan O'Grady IRL 1485 on Day 2

    The perfect conditions for day 1 continued into day 2 of the Energa Sailing Cup in Dziwnow, Poland.  The wind dropped slightly to 8-10 knots from the North east as the sailors had a busy day of 4 races.  The Irish team pushed hard and sometimes a bit too hard resulting in some alphabet scoring

  • IDT Poland Team Flying the flag

    IDT Poland Team 2016

    Great to see the IDT Poland team flying the Irish flag.

  • Poland IDT – Day 1 update

    Update after day 1 of racing today. Champagne conditions for sailing today at the Energa Sailing Cup in Dziwnow, Poland.  A north east breeze of 10-12 knots with glorious sunshine greeting the 139 strong fleet.  The fleet is split into two flights with the Irish team split accordingly. Three races today after which Trevor Bolger

  • Prize Giving at the Trials

    Prize Giving at the Trials Following the IODAI MEETING ON THE 15TH May 2016 the Committee would like to make the following statement:

  • The IDT Poland Team

    IDT Poland Team 2016

    The IDT Poland Team pictured before they departed from Dublin Airport earlier today (June 1st)  to take part in the Energa Sailing Cup in Poland.  It is taking place in the same venue as the 2015 Optimist World Championships. IODAI wishes the Team every success and hope they have an enjoyable event.  


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Ulsters 2016

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Open for registration. Regular Entry Fee: €60 – Closing Date: Friday 17th June Late Entry Fee: €120 – Final Final Closing Date Friday 22nd June 10pm
Open for registration. Regular Entry Fee: €60 – Closing Date: Monday 4th July 10pm Late Entry Fee: €90 – Final Final Closing Date Friday 8th July 10pm

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

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