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  • Instructions to Register for Munsters 2017 for Local Sailors

    Instructions to Register for Munsters 2017 for Local Sailors are available at the link below. Local Sailor Registration Instructions The how-to video is available here: Local Sailor Registration HOW-TO video  

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  • The Munsters are now open for entries.

    We are delighted to announce that the Munsters, the first IODAI regional event of 2017 are open for entries. What a wonderful way to kick off a fun summer of sailing and catch up with all the friends you have missed over the winter. The Munsters take place in Kinsale Yacht Club, Kinsale, Co. Cork

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  • Optimist Trials 2017 Round Up

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    Big congratulations to all the amazing sailors who competed in the Optimist Trials 2017 in Ballyhome Yacht Club.  It was an eventful 4 days of sailing for all our young Optimist sailors.  There were lots of highs and lows for all involved.  Everyone who competed did an amazing job representing their families and clubs and

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  • Start Time for Sunday 23rd April

    The start time for Sundays racing for the Optimist fleet competing at Trials 2017 is as per the published Notice of Race.   The Race Committee intend to complete the full schedule of racing. This means they intend to have 3 races tomorrow Sunday 23rd April.

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  • Packing Up After Trials

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    After the sailors have launched tomorrow/Sunday morning please take all your sailors boat covers and sailing gear from the Oppi Boat Park area. Please take everything to the other side of the Club House where the marquee is. This is where all the packing up of boats will take place after racing finishes. Once you

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  • Optimist Team Places

    Please note acceptance of team places will commence 30 minutes after final Optimist Trials results are plublished. For those accepting team places please present yourself and a parent at the registration office at that time.

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  • Trials 2017 – Results – Ballyholme Yacht Club

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    Below please find a link to the results. Results will be posted as soon as possible following each race. Optimist Trials 2017

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  • More great Irish Sailing in Holland!

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    After three days of solid sailing against Europe’s best, Charlie Cullen is lying 7th in the Magic Marine Easter Regatta in Brassemermeer, Holland, 3 days and 11 races into the 4 day event. Charlie has made the tough decision not to race tomorrow and to travel home tonight, as originally planned in order to prepare for

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  • Olympic Evenings @ ISA Youth Pathway & Optimist Trials

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    Get ready for an Olympic celebration with some of the best of Irish sailing in attendance at the ISA Youth Pathway National Championships & Optimist Trials 2017 at Ballyholme Yacht Club. At 5:30 pm each evening there will be a talk and Q&A session at the Ballyholme Yacht Club with speakers who have a deep knowledge

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  • Irish Oppie sailing stands up in Holland

    International Optispring Regatta 2017

    International Optispring Regatta 2017 Results overall after 2 races left Irish Sailor Harry Twomey of CHSC & RCYC in joint first place in Seniors with Dutch sailor Olivier Jaquet after some great sailing battling with the best in Europe. A strong performance from Junior sailor Johnny Flynn of HYC left him in 5th place in Juniors.

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  • IODAI Team Selection Process

    IODAI’s main objectives is to provide enjoyable junior sailing for all sailors in a safe and fun environment. IODAI have issued an updated Team Selection document. 2iodai-team-selection-process-2017-with-costs-2 Looking forward to seeing everyone at Trials.  

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  • Only 4 days left to enter Trials!

    Registration for Trials 2017 close this Thursday IODAI Optimist Trials 2017 are now open for registration.  Please note only sailors who have met the qualification criteria (see below) for Trials already will be able to register. Trials dates:         April 20th to April 23rd 2017 Venue:              Ballyholme Yacht Club , Seacliff Road, Bangor, Down

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  • Brassed Off Cup Regatta

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    Howth Yacht Club’s annual Brassed Off Cup is once again being held on the traditional day of Good Friday, 14th April. This fun Optimist dinghy event is a great opportunity for junior racers to dust off their gear and get sailing on the safe waters just north of Howth harbour. The event has been building into

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  • Measurement for Trials

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    At Trials (and all Optimist events) to ensure that all equipment used by sailors conforms with class rules, there are measurement checks. It is your responsibility to make sure your boat, equipment and documentation is in order. Please note the following: Please make sure your boat, equipment including spars, foils and sail, are fully measured and

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  • Helen-Mary Wilkes receives Gold Award from World Sailing.

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    IODAI would like to congratulate Helen-Mary Wilkes who has received the Gold Award from World Sailing. Mary is a longtime member of IODAI and IODA being past president from 1989 to 1998. Helen-Mary Wilkes has been a great friend to Optimist Sailing in Ireland and has also honoured us in presenting the Trophy for the

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  • Important Note regarding Boat Insurance

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    Based on advice of our Insurance Company IODAI have changed our Insurance Policy for Optimist.  To participate in any IODAI event including Trials you will require the following Insurance Cover: For all events in Northern Ireland Adequate third party insurance, covering sailing in the waters of the UK and Ireland of at least Stg£3,000,000 For

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  • Trials 2017 Open for Registration

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    IODAI Optimist Trials 2017 are now open for registration.  Please note only sailors who have met the qualification criteria (see below) for Trials already will be able to register. Trials dates:         April 20th to April 23rd 2017   Venue:              Ballyholme Yacht Club , Seacliff Road, Bangor, Down BT20 5HT, United Kingdom , Bangor

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  • Interested in Hosting an Optimist Dinghy Event in 2018?

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    IODAI are asking all Optimist Dinghy Clubs to indicate if they would like to make an expression of interest to host an IODAI event in 2018. Hosting an IODAI event offers a manifold of benefits and opportunities to a host club and its members. If your club is interested in hosting an event for 2018

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  • A shout out from Annalise Murphy for our Oppi Sailors!

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    Sailors, check out this great interview with Olympic Silver Medalist Annalise Murphy, a former Optimist Sailor in the Journal.ie http://www.the42.ie/annalise-murphy-rio-tokyo-2020-support-her-sport-3275992-Mar2017/?utm_source=shortlink She gave a shout out to our fantastic Spring Training Week in Baltimore and is keeping a close eye on all our amazing Optimist sailors.  Annalise is very impressed to see you all out training,

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  • Opportunity to Sail Europeans Race Area

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    The hosts of the 2017 Optimist European Championships, Yacht Club Port Bourgas are hosting an official test evet at the end of April. They are offering sailors the opportunity to test the race area of the 2017 Optimist European Championship during this official Test Event – Regatta Port Bourgas 2017 – Bourgas Sailing Week. The dates

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  • Change to Training dates for IDT – Poland Team

    INTERNATIONAL DELVEOPMENT SQUAD – POLAND Event:         Polish Trials Coach:         Michael Gryglewski Dates:         Dept Dublin 30/05 at 1425 and Return Dublin 05/06 at 1255   Accommodation in a hotel near the event Team of 7 sailors of which at least 2 are from the same sex after those traveling to the Worlds, Europeans and IDT France at

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  • British Optimist Nationals 2017, Now Open

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      Please see the below notice from our friends in the British Optimist Association. We are delighted to invite you and your sailors to REGISTER AND JOIN US at the 2017 Volvo Gill Optimist British National and Open Championships. 2017 sees the Optimist class heading back to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy in

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  • T’was the night before Baltimore….

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    ‘Twas the night before Baltimore, when all thro’ the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The bags were packed and put by the door with care, In hopes that tomorrow soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of Oppies and Sails danced in

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  • Baltimore, Lunch Forms & Time Table

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    4 days to Baltimore!  We hope everyone in your house is excited about coming to Baltimore.  Preparations are well underway in Baltimore and we in IODAI are looking forward to another fantastic week of Optimist Sailing in West Cork.   Baltimore Timetable See the attached Timetable of Events for the week.  This outlines everything you

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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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Check out some of our amazing Optimist Sailors in full flight at last weekends Optimist Trials. They were the youngest and biggest fleet of boats at the recent Youth Nationals, with sailors aged from as young as 11 years up to only 15 years. These sailors displayed amazing sailing skills for ones so young. Check them out!

A big shout out of thanks to sixnineone and the ISA (Irish Sailing Association) for capturing our sailors on the water last weekend.
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Interested in Hosting an Optimist Regional event?

IODAI are asking all Sailing Clubs to indicate if they would like to make an expression of interest to host an IODAI Optimist event in 2018.

Hosting an IODAI event offers a manifold of benefits and opportunities to a host club and its members. If your club is interested in hosting an event for 2018 we would love to hear from you.

How to make an expression of Interest:

All expressions must be sent to the honsec@iodai.com
They must come from Commodore of the interested Club
Closing date:

Closing Dates Monday 1st May, at 6pm

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Latest Buy & Sell

 
Optimist IRL 459 for sale. Complete with spars, sails, trolly, cover (torn). Suitable for beginner. Available Glenageary, Co Dublin. €425 Contact: Tom Galvin Email Address: tom@usnireland.ie Phone Number: 0879692814
We are selling our daughters nicely appointed Far East optimist. It has sailed all the major events this year and is in good condition. It comes with N1 foils, a mast, and a Blackgold sprit. The sail is an Ulman and is in reasonable condition. Other items included are: Optimist trailer (collapsable), bailers, paddle, mast
Good sail wanted for 35kg sailor Contact: Roger Conan   Email Address: rfconan@indigo.ie Phone Number: 087-8108565