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  • Connachts NOR & Entry


    The Connachts will take place in Lough Ree on July 11th & 12th.  This is a fabulous venue to sail and we would expect a large regatta fleet at this lake venue.  Enter now via the events page on this website.  Remember to log in first. Optimist Connacht Championship Notice of Race 2015

  • Gold / Silver Explained


    Gold And Silver Explained! 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 as Silver when entering the Main Fleet (regardless of Junior / Senior). Prizes are given to the top

  • 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

  • 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

  • IODAI Events 2015


    7.-Copy-of-IODAI-events-2015-update-by-Jill.1 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)      

  • Ulster’s Entry Closed & NOR

    Remember Team gear & team photos will be presented at the Ulster’s after racing on sat. Parents of those  who have made team places are reminded that sailors must attend 2 regionals and their training events otherwise IODAI reserves the right to rescind the team place as per IODAI conduct forms signed by parents this year. Entry

  • Leaseplan Optimist Nationals

    The website for the oppie nationals is being regularly updated so please keep an eye out for details that may be appropriate to you.  Camping and campervan slots are limited and booking up fast so please go to www.oppienationals.com to get the booking form.  Entry is open via the website for IODAI members & Overseas entries

  • Local sailor Wins Davy Munster Championships


    Local Sailor Michéal O’Suilleabhain won the Munster Championships in convincing style. He finished in the top 3 in all races bar one which was used as a discard. He had a commanding lead over the nearest rival Tom Higgins by 10 points. Sam Crawford from HYC finished 16th overall in this fleet and was top

  • Munsters 2015 – Results – KYC


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

  • On Sale at Munster’s (registration)


    Hoodies / T shirts & bandana’s all back in stock & some beautiful new colours on sale this weekend at Registration at the Munster’s and just before the prize giving. We have limited amount of stock at events due to transport logistics so make sure to come early to buy before they are sold out

  • IODAI Child Protection Policy


    The IODAI Child Protection Policy and Guidelines have been updated in line with current government policy.  This document can be found in the documents section of the website under the “more info” tab.  Thank you to Aileen Cunnane Dingle SC the IODAI child protection officer for her work on producing & updating this document.

  • IODAI Constitution


    The updated IODAI Constitution can be found in the documents section under the “More Info” tab of the website.  If you have any comments of suggestions please email jillwebiodai@gmail.com over the coming weeks.

  • Rule change cancelled


    see note from world governing IODA body for all measurers: At the last AGM there were several class rule changes approved. One of them regarding removing the possibility for a point of attachment on the underside of the boom is proving problematical. There is no grandfathering within the rule so that many booms currently being

  • Leaseplan Optimist National Championships open for entries NOW

    The Leaseplan Optimist National and open championships taking place in Skerries from Aug 13th – 16th is now open for entry.  Overseas entries please email editor@iodai.com for details on how to make an overseas entry & payment.  All other entries please go through the IODAI website (Events section).  The website which contains NOR & all

  • Vice Presidents Team Racing Trophy

    IODAI & HYC would like to invite your club to enter a club team for the forthcoming one day VICE PRESIDENTS TROPHY in HYC on June 13th.  The notice of race will be posted soon. Teams are made of 4 club sailors, born 2003 and older.  There must be at least one sailor of an alternative

  • Goody Bags Discontinued

    In advance of the first Regional event of the year, IODAI have requested that organising clubs discontinue the practice of distributing ‘goodies’ in the registration welcome packs. This request is mainly to alleviate the administrative burden on clubs, but to also eliminate the distribution of sometimes very environmentally unfriendly content. Many thanks for your understanding

  • Winner of Trials 2015

    Winner of trials2015

    Kinsale Yacht Club sailor Michéal O’Sullivan is the winner of the 2015 IODAI trials held recently in RCYC.  There were 13 races held over 4 days and 2 discards allowed.  Each day saw a new name at the top of the leader board but consistency in a variety of conditions saw this great sailor win

  • Trials 2015 – Results – RCYC


    Below please find a link to the results. Results will be posted as soon as possible following each race. Optimist Trials 2015

  • ISA / Measurements booklets

    The ISA has notified IODAI that due to the importance of the Optimist Measurement Certificate Booklet and the cost of replacement, approximately €100-150, and the fact that an odd booklet has been misplaced in the post, as of 1st April 2015 all Optimist Sail Number Certificates together with the Optimist Measurement Certificate Booklet will be

  • 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

  • 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


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Annual Membership

Annual Membership for 2015 is now open and available here: Annual Membership 2015

Upcoming Events

The Ulsters 2015 will be held in Ballyholme Yacht Club This event is now closed for registration.  See who has registered: Ulsters 2015 Registered Sailors
The Connachts 2015 will be held in Lough Ree Yacht Club. See who has registered: Connachts 2015 Registered Sailors
The Crosbie cup is OPEN to SILVER FLEET & REGATTA FLEET SAILORS ONLY! See who has registered: Crosbie Cup 2015 Registered Sailors
Now open for registration. OVERSEAS entries please do not enter on line, instead email editor@iodai.com for entry & payment. instructions.  Full event details can be found on the dedicated Nationals site: Oppienationals Irish Sailors register here: See who has registered: Nationals 2015 Registered Sailors
The Leinsters 2015 will be held at Howth Yacht Club on 5th and 6th of Spetember.

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