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  • IODAI Forum 2015


    The first IODAI forum of 2015 will be held in Bushes Bar Wednesday 18th February at 7.30 pm All Welcome ( This is an informal opportunity to discuss ideas to improve the  IODAI class / events / committee)

  • Optimist Nationals 2015


    The Irish Optimist Nationals website is now live and all details will be posted there as soon as available. http://oppienationals.com/    

  • Dinghy Fest 2015


    All, there is going to be an Optimist Championship as part of DinghyFest some of you might like to put the date in your diary- full details on this link http://www.royalcork.com/the-royal-cork-yacht-club-launches-cork-dinghyfest-2015/

  • Volunteering for Baltimore


    Parents, the organising of our IODAI training week in Baltimore requires input from a tremendous amount of people to run and naturally we need your help to make this event a success.             Overall responsibility – Mandy Kelly Administration   / Entries   / Registration – Jill Sommerville Catering manager – Pauline Carroll Rescue management ( including VHF

  • Monaco Team Racing

    Monaco Team 2015

    Good Luck to the team racing ccork sailors gone off to Monaco this week to take part on this international event made up of teams from 13 countries. Photo courtesy of Deirdre Horgan Left to Right, Ben O’Hare, Harry Twomey, Ellie Cunnane, Sophie Crosbie and John Durcan (Coach)  

  • Social Timetable Baltimore 2015 ( ladies lunch booked out)


    Lots of activities on & off the water.  Also still looking for a volunteer to run a short session on “How to rig an Optimist” for new parents and also looking for a volunteer to show a group of 5-6 oppie mums ” how to reverse with a trailer on board” Details attached of some

  • Baltimore 2015 Enter NOW


    Entry for Baltimore is now open. Enter your child in main fleet if they intend to sail in Main fleet this season & enter in regatta fleet if they intend to sail in regatta fleet. Our new system does not have a Transition option so if you were planning to put your child in Transition

  • 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

  • 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

  • IODAI Events 2015


    5.Copy of Copy-of-Copy-of-IODAI-events-2015-update-by-Jill.   Please note 2 events have been added to the IODAI Calendar. The Ulster’s will be held in Ballyholme YC on 5th / 6th June. The Vice Presidents Team Racing Event will be held on 13th / 14th June in HYC. The winners of the VP Trophy will be the team which represents

  • Deadline extended for European Optimist McLaughlin Pro Team 2015.


    Last Chance to apply, deadline extended to Jan 3rd. Dear Optimist Class Association, On behalf of McLaughlin USA, Sailcenter (www.sailcenter.nl) is setting up the European Optimist McLaughlin Pro Team 2015. All sailors are allowed to apply for the McLaughlin Team, just three of each country will be selected. You don’t have to be first, we

  • Euromed Malta Day 3

    under the stars Malta

    The Irish sailors remain hopeful of some good results on day 3. There are four races scheduled for today as Race 2 from day one was thrown out on appeal by a large number of sailors.  Wind conditions are much better today and after a short rain shower this morning the sun has returned. The

  • Euromed Malta Day 1Racing


    Full sailing update will come later Via Thomas. The Irish sailors had beautiful conditions with sunshine all day and winds which started as 14 knots soon reduced to 6-8 knots.  The lumpy sea in the morning flattened out as the breeze dropped.  Irish Ambassador Mr Padraig Mac Coscair was on hand to welcome the Irish

  • Euromed Malta 2014

    Team mum & Thomas

    The ISA squad have arrived at Euromed Malta 2014. Team mum Deirdre Horgan (RCYC) and National Coach Thomas Chaix have everything under control.  The setting is a beach sailing club opening into a wide but sheltered bay.  There are sailors from 10 Countries here and many took the opportunity of arriving last Saturday to have

  • Stocking Fillers

    sail dummies

    Some of you may be interested in the products on this website for Christmas presents http://bulb.eu.com/products/saildummies/

  • Optimist Worlds 2015 date change

    Please note the Optimist Worlds 2015 in Poland have been moved to Aug 26th – Sept 6th, this is 10 days later than originally advertised.

  • Baltimore 2015 ( extra activity for parents)

    Full details re IODAI Baltimore training camp coming soon, meantime for those interested see below BALTIMORE MID-TERM FITNESS 2015 WHAT       Aerobics, circuits & toning classes WHERE     Ilen Rovers GAA Club (just minutes from Baltimore) COST        €8 per classs WHEN       10:15am Wed 18th, Thurs 19th

  • International Development Team 2015

    Please note that there are 2 changes to the selection criteria for the International development team going forward.  The IODAI committee has decided that as this is a development team, sailors who have previously been on this team or a European or worlds optimist team cannot qualify for the development team.  In 2015 the size

  • Vice Presidents Team Racing Trophy 2015

    The Vice Presidents Trophy is back.  It will be hosted in 2015 in HYC and full details will be posted soon.  In addition to the wining team being awarded the VP Trophy the four winning sailors will be the chosen team to represent Ireland at Ledro in 2015. Remember this is a Club event so

  • Naples Regatta 2015

    The 22nd “Marcello Campobasso Trophy”, an international regatta for the Optimist Class will take place in Naples on 3rd., 4th. and 5th. January, 2015. The event can host up to 5 Irish competitors with free accommodation for 3 kids and 3 charter boats free. The  accommodation is for three nights (2nd, 3rd and 4th January

  • Ulsters 2015 (6th /7th June)


    IODAI are delighted to announce that the 2015 Ulster championships will be held in Ballyholme Yacht club on 6th & 7th June.  

  • Kinsale Christmas Regatta

    NOTICE OF RACE KYC Optimist Christmas Regatta 2014 1. The Kinsale YC Optimist Christmas Regatta will take place under the current I.S.A.F. Rules, I.S.A. prescriptions, I.O.D.A.I. Class Rules and Sailing Instructions. The Organising Committee for the event is Kinsale Yacht Club (KYC). 2. Entry is open to all sailors born in 1999 or later. a.

  • IODAI seeks Equipment Officer

    IODAI is looking for a person to keep track of the equipment  IODAI owns.  This role would suit somebody organised but who does not want to be a committee member.  iODAI will provide a list of all the equipment it owns and this person would simply record which club / person is currently in possession

  • ISA New way forward


    The ISA has a new plan and wish all members to read the following Executive Summary of Strategic Plan


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Annual Membership

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

Upcoming Events

Full details & social events are posted on IODAI news page,but in brief: Registration 4-6pm sat (followed by wine reception & purchasing of IODAI hoodies & T shirts) Registration  11am – 12pm Sunday Coaches / Instructors / Rescue & Organisers briefing 11.00am Sunday Parents & sailors briefing 1pm Sunday ( sailors already rigged & ready &
This event is by invitation only.

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