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    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

  • Best of luck to Irish Europeans Team in Bulgaria!

    The Irish Europeans Team 2017 have arrived in Bulgaria to compete in the 2017 Optimist European Championships.  Racing commences on Tuesday 1st August. The Team is comprised of Ruth Mc Sweeney, Team Assistant. Cillian Foster  RCYC, Johnny Flynn HYC and RStGYC, Conor Gorman NYC, Luke Turvey HYC and NYC, Emily Riordan RStGYC, Kitty Flanagan RStGYC and Iseult Hogan

  • Notice of AGM – The Optimist Dinghy Sailing Association of Ireland Limited (IODAI)

    NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the The Optimist Dinghy Sailing Association of Ireland Limited (IODAI) will be held at The Royal Irish Yacht Club, DunLaoghaire, Co Dublin at 6pm on Saturday the 19th August 2017. Yours sincerely, Rebecca Hall Hon Secretary   Please find AGM Agenda & Proxy Forms attached

  • Only 1 week left to register for 2017 Nationals!


    The closing date for the 2017 Irish Optimist Nationals is Thursday 3rd August at 10pm.  The entry fee is €160 per child.  (Late Entry Fee of €260 up until 7th August.  Closed after this date and no further entries will be accommodated.) Please note that due to restrictions on space entries are capped at 150 sailors

  • Alfonzo Moreno Perez wins the Connachts!


    The Optimist Connachts took place in Waterford Harbour Sailing Club over the weekend. And Alfonzo Moreno Perez won first place at the event, with Hugh Turvey in 2nd place (and first Irish), Cillian Foster in 3rd, Conor Gorman in 4th, Rory O’Sullivan in 5th and Emily Riordan first girl. First place in the Juniors went to


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

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