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  • Allianz Leinster Championships


    NOR : Optimist Leinster Championship Allianz Leinsters – trailers, ribs etc. Dropping off There is limited space at HYC premises and road trailers will not be permitted inside the club grounds. Please unload optimists from road trailers in the harbour area outside the club and bring the dinghy into the club on a launching trolley. Trailer Storage: There is

  • 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

  • Worlds Team departs

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    The 2015 Worlds team leaving Dublin airport today with team mum Peig Staunton. All looking forward to. meeting up with their coach Thomas Chaix who is already in Poland. Peter Fagan, Clare Gorman, Gemma McDowell, Harry Bell and Michéal O Sullivan. Good luck from all your fellow sailors in IODAI

  • Trials 2016

    For Trials 2016 places will be awarded to 40 Seniors (excluding retirees due to age) and 45 Juniors.  This is an increase of 5 places for the Junior fleet on previous years. Places are awarded on the final rankings which are posted in the days after the Last regional event of the season, Leinsters HYC.  IODAI

  • Rankings after 4 events in 2015


    Here are the rankings after 4 of the 5 events in 2015. Senior Fleet Junior Fleet Rankings are scored based on a sailor’s total points based on their best 2 regionals and the nationals. In the event of ties, we use the logic of the “Series Ties” (Section A8 in the Appendix of the Racing Rules

  • Promotions following 2015 Nationals


    Junior sailors promoted to Gold: Ben O Hare Senior sailors promoted to Gold: Ella May Conn Murphy

  • Winner of Senior Title


    Great summary of the Leaseplan National Championships from the perspective of the 2015 winner Peter Fagan from SSC. Peter Fagan summary2015

  • Winner of Junior National Champs

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    Pictured Conor Gorman NYC winner of Junior Irish Optimist Nationals alongside Rory O’Sullivan RCYC & Hugh Turvey in 3rd place from HYC.  A summary of the event from Conor: I was delighted to participate and win the Junior Nationals. When I saw the forecast, I was happy that the winds were going to be light, which



    Hi all, we urgently need a few people to step forward and to take on a couple of roles.  The website role can be split between 3 people as follows : Twitter & Facebook person (tweeting from the water & adding photo’s to FB that the members supply) Membership sec : monitors the new members

  • Winner of Simulator competition


    15 regatta fleet had a go on Friday evening after sailing showing what they had learnt. They had to perform a series of maneuvers on the simulator with 3 regatta fleet coaches judging the level of skills grading the overall performance from 1 to 10. The top 3 highest scores were 1.Jamie Venner 2.Johnny Flynn

  • 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

  • Nationals 2015 – Results – SSC


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

  • Interested in Joining the IODAI committee


    Are you interested in joining the IODAI committee? Everyone on the committee takes on a specific role and training is provided for all roles, if this is something that you think you can commit to for 1-2 years please contact president@iodai.com or jillwebiodai@gmail.com for further discussion.

  • Promotions following 2015 Connachts


    Junior sailors promoted to Gold: Michael Crosbie Moss Simington Hugh Turvey Dylan McEvoy Senior sailors promoted to Gold: Ben McDonald Luke Groarke Donagh Ben Hogan

  • How fast can you drive while towing


    How fast can you drive on a motorway while towing a rib or Optimist trailer? No, not 120 km/hr, as a number of IODAI parents discovered this year, the speed limit while towing is 80km/hr.  Not mentioning any names but 3 of our parents now have 2 penalty points each and we are only half

  • European Team 2015 summary


      TEAM IRELAND AT THE OPTIMIST EUROPEANS PWLLHELI ,  WALES  2015  Tom Higgins, Hugo Kennedy, Michael Carroll, Charlie Cullen, Jamie McMahon, Nicola Ferguson, Sarah Levie, Grace O’Beirne,  The team travelled to Wales early, 5 full days ahead of the practice race which allowed for plenty of useful training and early measurement.  They were so early,

  • Quilt made of Sailing T-Shirts


    Judy O’Beirne has a new innovative business making quilts from old sailing T-Shirts, read her story below: I made a quilt for Dan when he “graduated” from Youths U 19 Sailing and I’m going to make one for Grace too as she finishes up in the Optimist. I gathered together any old event T shirts,

  • Crosby Cup Results – 2015 – WHSC


    Below please find links to the results. Silver Fleet Regatta Fleet

  • 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

  • IDT Team France


    Today is the last day of racing at the French nationals.  The week started out really well with both Jack Fahy & Max Kavanagh getting 2 top ten results. Hopes were high at that point.  A mixture of black flags, wind shifts, strong current and very light conditions saw only 3 of the team make

  • European Team arrives in Pwllheli for 2015 Europeans


    The European team set off for on Monday. The team of Grace O’Beirne, Sarah Levie, Nicola Ferguson, Mikey Carroll, Jamie McMahon, Hugo Kennedy, Charlie Cullen and Tom Higgins were accompanied by team mum Kate Higgins and coach Thomas Chaix. The team have settled into camp and have a weeks pre event training with Thomas. Blue

  • Connachts Winnners


    The Winners of the 2015 Connachts at Lough Ree were Clare Gorman Senior Fleet, Eve McMahon Junior Fleet and Alice Lacy, Regatta Fleet. Well done to all the competitors and thanks to all the oragnizers for a great event. Alice Lacy – 1st Regatta Fleet Clare Gorman – 1st Senior Fleet and Eve McMahon –

  • LR

    Getting ready to launch at Lough Ree Yacht Club for the 2015 Connachts. Nice day. 135 Registered Sailors. Fantastic turn out! Good luck to all the sailors.  


Registered Sailors

See who has registered for the Leinsters 2015: Registered Sailors

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Annual Membership

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

Upcoming Events

The Leinsters 2015 will be held at Howth Yacht Club on 5th and 6th of Spetember.

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Finally launching at 15:00 in Poland at Opti Worlds 2015 - Now on the race course: Yellow just finishing first race, Blue around mark 2, Red at mark 1 and Green about to start.

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