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  • Davy Munster Championships

    The Davy Optimist  Munster Championships is closing for entries in 6 days time.  Get your entry in NOW,  :DAVY Optimist Munster Championship Notice of Race 2015

  • Goody Bags Discontinued

    In advance of the first Regional event of the year, IODAI have requested that organising clubs discontinue the practice of distributing ‘goodies’ in the registration welcome packs. This request is mainly to alleviate the administrative burden on clubs, but to also eliminate the distribution of sometimes very environmentally unfriendly content. Many thanks for your understanding

  • Gold / Silver Explained


    Gold And Silver Explained! The reason for the Silver/Gold split is to provide recognition and encouragement for Irish sailors who are new and/or improving but who may not be achieving top results yet. All sailors start out as Silver when entering the Main Fleet (regardless of Junior / Senior). Prizes are given to the top

  • Winner of Trials 2015

    Winner of trials2015

    Kinsale Yacht Club sailor Michéal O’Sullivan is the winner of the 2015 IODAI trials held recently in RCYC.  There were 13 races held over 4 days and 2 discards allowed.  Each day saw a new name at the top of the leader board but consistency in a variety of conditions saw this great sailor win

  • Munsters 2015 (KYC)

    Entry now open for the Munster Championships to be held in Kinsale Yacht Club 16th & 17th May, Via the events page of this website.  Remember to log in & Check you have the correct sail number & D.O.B for your child before entry for any event. YOU have total control over the profile page

  • 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

  • IODAI Events 2015


    7.-Copy-of-IODAI-events-2015-update-by-Jill.1 Please note the calendar has been amended to show EOS in NYC Oct 3rd & 4th incorporating Gorman Trophy and VP Trophy will be a one day event Sat 13th June ( not 2 days)      

  • 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

  • Trials 2015 – Results – RCYC


    Below please find a link to the results. Results will be posted as soon as possible following each race. Optimist Trials 2015

  • ISA / Measurements booklets

    The ISA has notified IODAI that due to the importance of the Optimist Measurement Certificate Booklet and the cost of replacement, approximately €100-150, and the fact that an odd booklet has been misplaced in the post, as of 1st April 2015 all Optimist Sail Number Certificates together with the Optimist Measurement Certificate Booklet will be

  • Sailors in Lake Garda & Holland


    If you want to follow the sailors in both Lake Garda regatta (Jamie McMahon HYC, Gemma McDowell MYC, Eve McMahon HYC, James Hassett RCYC  &  at Brasseemeer regatta in Holland (3 Cork sailors, Michael, Michéal & David and the 3 Dunlaoire sailors Nicola, Tom & Charlie  http://www.easter-regatta.nl/       http://www.fragliavelariva.it/regatta/1827/view  

  • Deputy Regatta fleet instructor WANTED

    IODAI wish to recruit a Deputy Head Instructorfor the Regatta Fleet for the 2015 season.  The appointed candidate will be responsible for assisting  with running the regatta fleet at the following events: Munster’s (Kinsale YC) 16thh  & 17th May, Ulster’s (Ballyholme YC) 6th & 7th june Connacht Championships ( Lough Ree YC) July 11th &

  • FORMS for Trials

    Please note you need to complete the following 3 forms, Parent declaration / Emergency details & measurement declaration & bring to registration with you.  In addition you MUST bring your measurement book & sail cert. CLOSING for Trials entry Tues 31st. EMERGENCYDETAILSTrials2015 Trials Equipment Declaration Form 2015 trialsdeclaration

  • Good News re: Europeans


      The European organisers have announced today that countries will be allowed entered 8 sailors an increase of 1 from the normal 7 places.  The ratio remains with a minimum of 3 of one gender.  Good news for Irish sailors, so in total the trials will decide, 5 sailors for Worlds, 8 sailors for Europeans

  • Leaseplan announced as Sponsor


    Skkerries Sailing Club in St Patrick Day Parade in Skerries. All sailors worked hard preparing the floats with banners and Flags and this was an opportunity for Skeries Sailing Club to promote the upcoming Irish Optimist Nationals and Open Championship 2015 .Skerries Sailing Club are delighted to announce LEASEPLAN as our Sponsor for The Irish Optimist

  • Trials list of qualifiers

    Dear all, Just a reminder that Trials 2015 is only 1 month away. The deadline for entering your qualified sailor is 31st March 2015. The Notice of Race can be found on the IODAI site here: http://iodai.com/trials-2015-rcyc/ To register your sailor (many of you already have, but for those of you who have not), simply



    If you are eligible for Trials 2015 please log in now to the events page & pay the entry fee of €100. Please note you must have paid your membership fee for 2015 or you will not be able to proceed. There is no sail measurement at the trials so if you have bought a new

  • Qualification for Trials 2015

      Qualification for 2015 Trials The following are the conditions to qualify for Trials 2015 and are based on final rankings 2014: Senior Fleet: Top 40 (and ties) after taking out compulsory retirements due to age. Junior Fleet: Top 40 (and ties)   NOTE:   All U 12’s who are selected and participate in the Trials

  • CH Marine Regatta day in Baltimore

    NOR posted on club notice board & office window and below Check your sail number , two sailors cannot sail with the same sail number Collect your lunch before launching, you need your own waterproof lunch bag with drinks / snacks. Please note there will be jury on the water all day so do not

  • Hiking bench won by Nicola Ferguson


    CH Marine Have kindly donated an Optiparts Hiking bench to the Batimore Optimist training week. All registered sailors will be entered in a free draw which will take place at the Prize giving. The prize giving is scheduled to take place 6pm in the sailing club after all the ribs have been retrieved. Remember CH

  • Baltimore NEWS

    Parents reminders:  T-Shirts & Bandana’s are nearly sold out, Ena Fahy has kindly agreed to set up stall again tonight at the 420 meeting in the sailing club.  The Curragh dinghy chandlery will also be open.  Coffee / Scones are served each morning in the club house after launching, all welcome.  In particular we would love

  • Service your Optimist Trolley


    Please check your Optimist trolley this weekend & get flat tyres repaired in advance of Baltimore. Check you have clips to keep the wheels on the trolley. Also its worth having the bearings checked in your road trailer before setting off next week !

  • 2015 IODAI T-Shirts have arrived


    The 2015 IODAI T-shirts / bandanas & Sweatshirts have arrived. You can see a selection of colours in the photo’s and they will be on sale in Baltimore at registration. More photo’s on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/International-Optimist-Dinghy-Association-Ireland-iodai/180150295350442?ref=hl

  • How do I get on the U 12 squad

    U 12 squad 2014

    The U 12 squad is made up of sailors U 12 who qualify for the trials & participate in the trials each year.  Thus for 2015 if your child was in the Top 40 Juniors last season and if they sail in the trials, they will automatically get a place on the U 12 squad. 


Munsters 2015

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Annual Membership

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

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Munster 2015 Registration
The Ulsters 2015 Will be held in Ballyholme Yacht Club See who has registered: Ulsters 2015 Registered Sailors
The Connachts 2015 will be held in Lough Ree Yacht Club. See who has registered: Connachts 2015 Registered Sailors

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