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  • Irish Optimist Nationals Open For Entries!

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    We are delighted to announce that the Irish Optimist National & Open Championships are now open for entries.   Dates August 15th – 19th, 2016   Location Lough Derg Yacht Club   Entry Fee Early Entry Fee:                   €160          Closing Date: Friday 29th July Late Entry Fee:                   €260          Up to Wednesday

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  • Team News

    Eve McMahon will not take up her place on the European team traveling to Crotone Italy in July. We wish her the best as she moves onto the Topper fleet. Congratulations to Alana Coakley who takes  up the position on the European team and to Natasha Hemeryck who takes up Alana’s position on the International

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  • Connachts Open for Entries Now!

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    The Cois Sionna Credit Union Connachts are open for entries now. After a fantastic weekend for the Leinsters in the Royal St. George Yacht Club, it is now time to think of the next Optimist event. The next event this year is the Connachts, which are taking place in Foynes Yacht Club on June 11th

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  • Curradinghy Optimist Tour

    Curradinghy is delighted to announce its Optimist tour for 2016. The tour will include Nieuwpoort Youth Regatta, French Nationals, UK Nationals and Irish Nationals. The tour will be an all inclusive package, providing top of the range Nautivela Optimist and World Class Coaching and is open to all. Places are limited to 10 to ensure

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  • Leinsters 2016 – Results – RStGYC

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

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  • upgrades to Gold (from 2015 Leinsters and U12 Squad)

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    The following (previously Silver) sailors have been upgraded to Gold by accepting places on the U12 Squad: —————— Eoin Horgan Iseult Hogan Trevor Bolger Luke Turvey Justin Lucas Oscar Lubliner Patrick Bruen Richard McSweeney Also – following their performance in the Leinsters in 2015, the following two sailors have been upgraded: —————— Alexander Farrell Hugh

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  • RETURNING “PERPETUAL TROPHIES”

    Dear Parents, We are making contact to remind you to return the PERPETUAL TROPHY  your son/daughter won at last years NATIONAL OPTIMIST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 held in Skerries.

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  • Leinsters – Call for Volunteers, Notice on self-declaration on Measurement, & Emergency Contact Information

    Hi all – we have a small number of roles where we still need volunteers: rib drivers; launch and retrieval; and finish boat.  If you would like to do one of these roles please let Ronan Adams (sailingmanager@rsgyc.ie) know. Self declaration forms for measurement of equipment are becoming more widespread (e.g. UK Nationals and this

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  • IDENTIFICATION ON SAILS

    To all IODA Members: According to RRS G 1.2 (a) and the released World Sailing Q&A L007, the numbers of the square computer -8 style format are not meeting RRS Appendix G requirements for legibility.

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  • 2016 Major Event SI’s posted. There are no changes from the 2015 Major Event SI’s

    There are no changes from the 2015 Major Event SI’s. IODAI major event instructions 2016

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  • IODAI announce new head coach for Regatta Fleet

    IODAI wish to announce following success at interview our Head coach Emma Davey and Deputy Head coach Saoirse Kelly.

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  • Leinsters NOR & Sponsorship

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    IODAI and the RSGYC are pleased to announce that Viking Marine have come onboard as title sponsors of the Optimist Leinster Championship Viking Optimist Leinster Championship Notice of Race 2016  

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  • Trials prizes and Prize giving

    There have been a number of queries regarding the recent prize giving at the trials, relating to prizes and to the prize giving and the changes from previous years. These changes were put in place on the basis of feedback from previous years namely:

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  • REMINDER!! Leinsters Deadline FAST APPROACHING!

    Please remember to enter the Leinsters if you haven’t already done so!. Entries close THIS Friday April 29th.  After that late entry fees will apply until May 4th at which point registration will close. HURRY AND ENTER!!!! YOU CAN ENTER HERE:  

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  • EXTRA PLACE ALLOCATION FOR EUROPEANS

    There has been an extra place allocated to the Europeans teams. This results in some changes in team members. Congratulations to Hugh Turvey who now takes a place on the European team and to Killian O’Regan who takes a place on the IDT France team and to Hannah Leonard who takes a position on the

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  • NORs for Regional Championships and Crosbie Cup posted

    Please note that for this year we are going with one standard NOR for all regional championships (the only differences between them in prior years was name of host club and dates).  The only substantive change over previous years is that we have brought the warning signal on the Saturday forward by 30 mins to

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  • IODAI Committee Update

    It is with regret that the IODAI Committee have to inform members of the resignation of Jill Sommerville, President, due to family and work commitments. Aidan Staunton has agreed to take over as Interim President until the Nationals. We would like to thank Jill for her tireless commitment to IODAI over the years as a

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  • Don’t forget to enter the Leinster’s!

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    The Leinster’s have the honour of kick starting the 2016 Regional events calendar for the Optimist Class.  We are looking forward to a great weekend in the Royal St. George Yacht Club, with lots of fun both on and off the water. The Leinster’s will take place over the weekend of May 14th & 15th.

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  • Optimist Trials 2016 – Report

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    The 2016 Optimist Trials were held in Howth Yacht Club alongside the ISA Youth Pathway National Championship from 31st March to 3rd April. The Trials are a closed event for Optimist sailors qualifying by their performance in the four Regional and National events in 2015. 57 sailors from all around our country competed in the

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  • Poland Team

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    Details off the training dates & costs for each team are now posted on the window of the race office. Please read the details if you think your child might make a team place. This year we have added an 4th un offical team of 5 places for a trip to Poland, details attached, similarly

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  • Trials 2016 – Results – Howth Yacht Club

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    Below please find a link to the results. Results will be posted as soon as possible following each race. Optimist Trials 2016

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  • Vacancy

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    IODAI wish to recruit a Head & Deputy Head Instructor/ coach for the Regatta Fleet for the 2016 season.  The appointed candidates will be responsible for running the regatta fleet in conjunction with the IODAI Regatta fleet co-ordinator, at the following events: Leinster’s / Ulsters /Munsters / Connaughts / Crosbi cup and national Championships. Please

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  • Events 2017

    Clubs are invited to apply to iodaievents@gmail.com if they would like to host an optimist regional event 2017 or the Crosbie cup 2017 before June 1st 2016. Applicants are advised to read the Event guidelines document in the ” More info tab” on the website.  In addition clubs should apply in the name of the Commodore /

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  • Trials Forms to Download

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    Please download the Emergency Contact details form and the measurement declaration form and complete both in advance of registration. Please follow the instructions from the measurers Wednesday in HYC. Boats should be emptied of ropes / bailers / mast clamp / praddle in the dinghy park before presenting the boat for weighting.  You will then

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Open for registration. Regular Entry Fee: €60 – Closing Date: Friday 27th May Late Entry Fee: €120 – Final Final Closing Date Wednesday 1st June

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Annual Membership

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

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