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  • Important Info for CH Marine Baltimore Week


    Please download the following forms and bring to registration Baltimore Lunch Roll Order form 2016 EMERGENCYDETAILS2016 Full details on preparation: ONE WEEK TO GO- 2016  and events Time Table of Events 2016  

  • Ladies Lunch Baltimore 17th Feb book now


    OPTIMIST LADIES LUNCH on WEDNESDAY, 17th Feb THE GLEBE GARDENS Limited availability so please reserve your place. Email with your name and mobile number to lubliner@hotmail.co.uk. To secure your reservation full payment will be taken in Baltimore at registration on Saturday pm and Sunday am.

  • Safety Equipment & Trolley


    In preparation for Baltimore please check you have everything on the safety list.  In addition this weekend its time to check your optimist trolley.  Each year at Baltimore we have a few trollies with punctures, wheels falling off, no safety handle.  Please service your trolley and get your safety equipment ( CH Marine will be

  • Trials 2016 Entry & NOR


    Please click  .  NOTICE OF RACE FOR 2016 TRIALS V3 The sailing instructions will be as per the Major SI’s used for all IODAI events & can be found permanently under the “More info” tab in the documents section. Enter now  

  • Merchandise For sale


    These colourful IODAI hats will be on sale at registration in Baltimore, along with sweatshirts, long sleeved tops and there are 3 IODAI rugby balls. All stock is in limited supply so make sure to get during registration. ! In addition you will be able to sign up for Fit Bones for your younger children

  • RstGYC Christmas regatta

    The RSGYC will be hosting our rescheduled Christmas Regatta and Junior Party on Feb 6th and would like to extend an invite to your Junior Sailors. Racing will be for the Optimist trials fleet outside of the harbour and for Oppie regatta fleet, Fevas, Laser 4.7’s and Radials and Toppers inside the harbour. A fun

  • Baltimore Entry Closed


    Parents, due to the fantastic entry for Baltimore, we are now at our Max capacity for Rib availability so Baltimore is now closed. The ability to enter online even with a late entry fee is now discontinued and no further entries can be accepted. The training week is shaping up to one of the best

  • Timetable of events for Baltimore


    Fantastic entry of 140 sailors for Baltimore 2016 along with all our International coaches.  The good news is that many of these coaches have had sailors finish in the top 5 at worlds and Europeans.  There is nowhere in Europe that has better coaches than those coming to Baltimore this year.  The timetable of events

  • Volunteer roster for Baltimore


    Please see the attached the note for volunteering in Baltimore.  Every family has to help so read the details and send your volunteer request to aocphysio@eircom.net asap otherwise you might be assigned a job you don’t want!! Note Re Volunteers 2016  

  • Fitbones for younger Siblings

    Fitbones poster 2016  Don’t forget those of you with younger children may want to sign them up for Fitbones. Details for booking on the poster attached above. Numbers limited so book now.

  • Fitness in Baltimore for the parents

    Oppie mid-term flyer 2016

    Details attached for those parents attending Baltimore Oppie training camp in Feb & who want to keep fit during the week. More activities non sailors Kids & adults to follow..  

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  • Curradinghy Offer

    Winter Promo

  • Forgotten how to use the IODAI website

    Details attached for those who have forgotten how to log in to the IODAI website. Please remember that there are no Paid Staff in IODAI, the committee & webmaster are volunteers with day jobs just like you, queries will be answered within 48hrs, not instantly. HOW to ENTER Baltimore      

  • 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

  • Oppie Parents take note!!

    http://afloat.ie/sail/isaf/item/30604-2017-2020-isaf-rule-book-changes In the next rule book there is a big change in that for the first time we have the introduction of the term ‘ support person’ . Support person – Any person who (a) provides, or may provide, physical or advisory support to a competitor, including any coach, trainer, manager, team staff, medic, paramedic

  • Regatta Fleet 2016

    Parents, please find attached the updated regatta fleet position statement for 2016.  This documents tells you what you can expect when entering your sailor in the regatta fleet. The regatta fleet continues to be managed by Mandy Kelly IODAI Regatta fleet coordinator and if you have any queries please feel free to contact Mandy.  Details

  • 2016 Events Calendar


    Updated IODAI Events list (3)

  • Baltimore 2016 Coaches & Instructors

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    Iodai are now recruiting national and international coaches for Baltimore 2016. Positions are limited and will be allocated on previous experience working at this camp, availability, and the needs of the fleet, i.e. IODAI needs a variety of coaches of all standards to meet the needs of beginners right up to international sailors.Terms and conditions apply.

  • ISA Squad 2015-16 announced

    The Optimist Squad 2015/2016 has been announced as follows: Conor Gorman   NYC Rory O’Sullivan   RCYC Tom Higgins   RSGYC Hugh Turvey   HYC Harry Twomey   RCYC & CHSC Micheal O’Suileabhain   KYC Eve McMahon  HYC Cathal O’Regan   RCYC Alana Coakley   RSGYC Charlie Cullen   NYC Moss Simmington   RSGYC Aoife Byrne  RCYC Rob Keal   RCYC Morgan Lyttle  RSGYC Killian O’Regan  

  • Allianz Leinsters Winner


    Day two of the optimist Leinster championship dawned with a lot less wind than the previous one, posing difficulties for sailors and race officers alike. Launching was slightly delayed as the optimistic sailors waited for the wind to fill in. The feather weights in the fleet cheered silently whereas the heavy weather sailors hoped that

  • Final Rankings 2015


    Here are the final rankings for 2015: Senior Fleet Junior Fleet To qualify for Trials, you must have raced in the Nationals and at least 2 Regionals, and be ranked: Senior Fleet: Top 40 (and ties) after taking out compulsory retirements due to age. Junior Fleet: Top 45 (and ties) Below is a short Q

  • Leinsters 2015 – Results – HYC


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

  • Additional information & recent decisions

    Looking to find additional information regarding IODAI ? Go to the “MORE INFO” tab and lots of additional information is stored here. 4 recent committee decisions are: REFUNDS: There are no refund for entries  for an IODAI event except in exceptional circumstances and with a medical cert. The committee may decide to issue a refund if


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Upcoming Events

The Trials 2016 will take place in Howth Yacht Club from March 31st to April 3rd. TRIALS 2016 NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Normal entry €120 till Friday 4th March, Late Entry Fee: €240 – up to Wednesday 9th March    
This Event is not yet open for registration. Regular Entry Fee: €60 – Closing Date: Friday 29th April Late Entry Fee: €120 – up to Wednesday 4th May    
This Event is not yet open for registration. Regular Entry Fee: €60 – Closing Date: Friday 27th May Late Entry Fee: €120 – Final Final Closing Date Wednesday 1st June
This Event is not yet open for registration. Regular Entry Fee: €60 – Closing Date: Friday 17th June Late Entry Fee: €120 – up to Wednesday 22nd June
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Annual Membership

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

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Day One at the 42nd Carnival Regatta in Vilamoura, Portugal has been completed. Three good races in 12 - 15 knots of breeze. Provisional results after protests for the day can be found here: www.optiworld.org/default/news/new/text/42nd-carnival-regatta-2016-vilamoura Splits for blue, red, and yellow also available as well.

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