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  • UPDATE on the VP trophy (Optimist team racing event).

    The NOR for the Vice Presidents Trophy is now available here 2017-vp-trophy-nor.  Please note that the deadline for applications is May 22nd, only 4 days away! The application process is well underway and we have already received applications from RstGYC, RCYC, CHSC, TBSC and HYC. The event can accommodate 12 teams maximum so if a selection has to

  • Rory O’Sullivan takes the top prize at the Munsters!

    Rory O'Sullivan, Winner of Munsters 2017

    A great weekend of racing was had by all at the Davy Munster Optimist Munster Championships last weekend in Kinsale Yacht Club.  Over 140 sailors travelled from the four corners of Ireland for the first Regional event of 2017. Six races were planned over the two days and in challenging conditions Race Officer John Stollard

  • Entries Open for the Ulsters!

    After a fantastic weekend in Kinsale, Co.Cork, all eyes are now pointing North.  The second IODAI regional event of the year is the Ulsters.  This year they are taking place over the weekend of June 10th & 11th in The Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club (http://www.rniyc.org), 7 Seafront Road, Cultra, Co.Down. Entries are now

  • Guidance on entering events

    Because we are dealing with young sailors with a wide range of abilities, Optimist events require a particularly high level of organisation by both IODAI and the host club. Apart from good race and event management, safety is of paramount importance and therefore it is essential that there is adequate time before the start of

  • Munsters 2017 – 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

  • Upgrades to gold following Munsters ’16 & Trials ’17


    The following sailors have been upgraded to Gold Following Munsters 2016: Kate Horgan Alex Leech Kei Ando Shane O’Neill Eimer McMorrow-Moriarty Following Trials 2017: Grace Fahy Zoe Hall Adam Walsh Ella Dempsey Sam Ledoux Clementine van Steenberge Anna Keal Anna O’Connor Una Connell

  • Optimist Team Racing, Vice President Trophy 2017

    The Optimist Team Racing, Vice President Trophy 2017 has been announced to take place in Howth Yacht Club on 17 June 2017. The Notice of Race of the Optimist Team Racing event the Vice Presidents Trophy 2017 is in the process of being finalised and should be available within the next few days.   However, Clubs are being invited to send their

  • Loading & unloading of boats in Kinsale

    On arrival in Kinsale, Oppys can unload on the pier opposite the club. Once boats are unloaded please take your trailers to the Kinsale Equestrian Centre as indicated on the attached Map. The pier is not a parking area. It is strictly for unloading only. The Equestrian Centre is open until 8.00 PM on Friday

  • First stop this summer is the Munsters in KYC on the Wild Atlantic Way!


    Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Munsters in Kinsale Yacht Club this weekend for the first regional event of the year.  What better place to start our summer of Oppi sailing than at the starting point of the Wild Atlantic Way? We have over 140 sailors registered for the event with over 40 in

  • 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  

  • 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

  • Optimist Trials 2017 Round Up

    ISA Medal winners Optimist Trials 2017

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

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