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  • Baltimore – Kayaking Moonlight Experience and more …

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    IODAI have teamed up with Atlantic Sea Kayaking again this year for the Baltimore Spring Training Week. Some of the quotes from parents who tired the Kayaking last year include: “Amazing” “Stunning night sky” “Not to be missed” This year Atlantic Sea Kayaking are offering 3 different Kayaking experiences.   Moonlight/Starlight Experience Wednesday 22nd February

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  • Registration for Baltimore closes this Monday!

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    Don’t forget to register for the Baltimore Spring Training Week 2017 taking place Sunday 19th February to Friday 24th February 2017, Registration closes this Monday February 16th, don’t be disappointed and make sure you enter your sailor today! The Baltimore Spring Training Week event is considered to be one of the top International sailing clinics in

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  • Policy on IODAI Events Entry Fees

    When entering IODAI events please note the following are the policies in relation to entry fees (including Baltimore). Events can only be entered by paid up members of IODAI (or the equivalent national association) The entry must be made and the fee paid through the Paypal facility on the IODAI website. Refunds can only be

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  • RCYC team head to Monaco for Optimist Team Race Event

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    The Royal Cork Yacht Club is one of 16 teams from 11 countries invited to compete in the annual Monaco Optimist Team Race event. An original match race format for teams of four Optimist sailors it brings to the fore not just the sailors technical prowess, but tactics and above all team-work. We wish the

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  • Timetable of Events for Baltimore Week 2017.

      REGISTRATION Saturday  4.00pm – 6.00pm Sunday   10.00 am-11am   DAILY ROUTINE  Sunday:      Rigged/Changed and Ready at 1pm Monday:     Friday Rigged /Changed and Ready for 9.30am Wednesday:  Half Day – finishing 12.30-1pm Wednesday:  4-5 pm – Rules Talk with Gordan Davies Friday:  Regatta Day – Briefing 9.30am   LUNCH Lunch

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  • Registered for Baltimore 2017… you need to Volunteer

    Special Notice for all Parents who have registered sailors for Baltimore 2017. IODAI is a voluntary organisation and it needs the help of all Parents to help run the Baltimore Training Week. There are lots of ways you can get involved and make Baltimore week the fantastic experience that it is. EACH CHILD ATTENDING NEEDS A

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  • Only 1 week left to enter Baltimore 2017!

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    The first big event of the 2017 Optimist Sailing calendar year is Baltimore Spring Training Week. Baltimore week is a fantastic week of sailing for all Optimist sailors of all levels of ability. There will be a range of national and international coaches on hand to help kick off the 2017 sailing year. It takes

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  • 12 Days until Baltimore Closes!!

    Happy New Year to all!  2017 promises to be a fun filled, exciting year for our Optimist Sailors. The first big event of the year is Baltimore Spring Training Week. Baltimore week is a fantastic week of sailing for all Optimist sailors of all levels of ability. It takes place during the February mid-term break

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  • Santa arrives in a few hours and Baltimore entries close in 23 days!!

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    The closing date to enter Baltimore Spring Training Week is January 16th! Early entry is advised to avail of the early bird offer. The early entry fee is €200 per child (available until 16th January). Late Entry Fee is €300 up until 23rd January. Entries are closed on 23rd January and no further entries will be accommodated. The Baltimore

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  • Happy Christmas and an Optimist New Year!

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    Happy Christmas to all the Irish Optimist sailors & parents and to all the families that visited Ireland in 2016 to sail with us. As 2016 closes we in IODAI are looking forward to 2017 and have a full calendar of events scheduled around the country for you to participate in.  First up is the

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  • Happiness is ….. Schull & Fitbones!!!!

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    Schull & Fitbones is a really big part of Baltimore Spring Training Week,  for our very special non sailing siblings. Schull & Fitbones provides activities for those 5 years and upwards who are not yet sailing. They do Playground games, Sherkin Island trip and an Adventure Challenge in Lough Hyne Woods. It’s all about fun,

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  • Baltimore Spring Training Week – Regatta Fleet to Main Fleet too big a jump?  

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    If your child is ready to move out of Regatta Fleet but is not quite sure he/she is ready for the Main Fleet, then Transition Fleet is your option. Transition Fleet available at Baltimore is a wonderful opportunity to help your sailor make the leap from Regatta fleet to Main fleet. If you have already

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  • Enter Today for Baltimore Spring Training Week

    We are delighted to have CH Marine on board as one of our main sponsors this year supporting IODAI at the Baltimore Spring Training Week. We urge you to ENTER TODAY.  This year we might have to cap numbers as this is dependant on the availability of coaches and ribs. ENTER TODAY to avoid disappointment

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  • Spanish Sailing Exchange Opportunity

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    Two Spanish optimist sailors are looking to do an exchange with an Irish sailing family. An 11 year old boy from Las Palmas Gran Canaria.  He is looking to do the UK nationals, in return your child could do an international Oppie or Laser event in Gran Caria at any stage in next year.  He

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  • IODAI Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting

    IODAI Extraordinary General Meeting

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  • New Year Optimist Clinic

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    Tralee Bay Maritime Centre is launching their New Year Dinghy Clinic in Partnership with Dinghy Performance on 4th -8th January 2017. The optimist class groups will be led by International coaches John Karvaligkos and Fred Countinho Rato.  Both coaches are very familiar to the Irish fleet. This clinic is in fact a form of return as

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  • Baltimore Spring Training Week 2017 Open for Entries!

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      Registration for the IODAI Baltimore Spring Training Week 2017 (and 2017 annual IODAI membership) is now open. Baltimore is a wonderful opportunity for new and returning sailors to improve their skills during the weeklong training event. The early entry fee for Baltimore training is €200 for the week. Annual membership for 2017 is required

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  • Optimist Baltimore Spring Training Week 2017

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    Sunday 19th February to Friday 24th February 2017, open for registration next Tuesday November 15th Registration for 2017 Annual IODAI membership will also open on November 15th.   What is The Baltimore Spring Training Week? The Baltimore Spring Training Week event is considered to be one of the top International sailing clinics in Europe. It

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  • Tom Higgins flies the flag in Bermuda!

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    Tom Higgins of the Royal St. George Yacht Club represented Ireland last week at the Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup 2016 in the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (RBYC). Tom was one of 16 International Sailors invited, selected according to rankings, competing along with the Bermuda National Squad. Racing took place in brilliant sunshine, in the

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  • Bring your Coaching Skills to West Cork for a Week!

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    The International Optimist Dinghy Association of Ireland (IODAI) are now recruiting National and International coaches for Baltimore 2017
. We are looking for highly motivated, top quality sailing instructors to coach our very enthusiastic sailors for a week in February. Positions are limited and will be allocated on previous coaching experience and ISA or equivalent qualifications. Must

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  • ISA Junior Performance Seminars

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    Applications Now Open for the ISA Junior Performance Seminars The first of the new ISA Junior Performance Seminars will take place in the Irish Institute of Sport on the weekend of the 29th and 30th of October. This is the first of 3 Winter seminars aimed at junior sailors of ALL classes born between 2001 and 2004 who

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  • IODAI Events Calendar 2017

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    The IODAI events calendar 2017 is now available online. Please click here to view the calendar or go to the Events section of the website. Updated IODAI Events list PDF

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  • Thank You!

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    Well done to all our Optimist sailors who sailed during the 2016 season. It has been a fantastic summer of sailing which has seen many sailors and their families pack up gear, boats, life jackets, dogs, tents, camper vans and the like to travel to the IODAI Regional events around Ireland in Baltimore, Dun Laoghaire,

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  • 2017 Teams Announcement

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    IODAI and ISA support and assist a number of Optimist teams every year in attending international events, these events have included the Optimist Worlds and Optimist Europeans. After a considerable review and discussion IODAI and ISA recommend that the top Optimist sailors following Trials 2017 represent Ireland at the Optimist Europeans. After qualification in Trials,

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Baltimore – Kayaking Moonlight Experience and more …

IODAI have teamed up with Atlantic Sea Kayaking again this year for the Baltimore Spring Training Week. Some of the quotes from parents who tired the Kayaking last year include:

“Amazing”
“Stunning night sky”
“Not to be missed”

This year Atlantic Sea Kayaking are offering 3 different Kayaking experiences.

1. Moonlight/Starlight Experience
Wednesday 22nd February

2. Kid's Kayaking trip
Wednesday 22nd February

3. Half Day Safari from Baltimore to the Islands
Date to be confirmed

For full details see www.iodai.com
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Tomorrow is the last day you can register your sailors for Baltimore Spring Training Week.

Register today to avoid disappointment and make sure your sailors are signed up for a great week of fun, friends and sailing for the February mid-term break.

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Latest Buy & Sell

 
Optimist IRL 459 for sale. Complete with spars, sails, trolly, cover (torn). Suitable for beginner. Available Glenageary, Co Dublin. €425 Contact: Tom Galvin Email Address: tom@usnireland.ie Phone Number: 0879692814
We are selling our daughters nicely appointed Far East optimist. It has sailed all the major events this year and is in good condition. It comes with N1 foils, a mast, and a Blackgold sprit. The sail is an Ulman and is in reasonable condition. Other items included are: Optimist trailer (collapsable), bailers, paddle, mast
Good sail wanted for 35kg sailor Contact: Roger Conan   Email Address: rfconan@indigo.ie Phone Number: 087-8108565