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  • Y&Y Photo & Event of the year competition


    Photographer,  Peter Newton, has been nominated for the above award with an image of boat IRL 1501., I think its J Hassett RCYC IODAI have no idea of who nominated him, but this shot should it win, has the potential to increase the profile of the Irish Optimist Dinghy Association globally. Would it be possible

  • RStGYC Christmas regatta Dec 5th


    Details on the RStGyc website but in summary: The Royal St George Yacht Club would like to invite you to attend our one day Junior & Youth Classes Christmas Regatta and Pizza Party on the 5th of December 2015. DOCUMENTS Notice of Race Apply Online Here We plan to run up to 4 races on

  • Forgotten how to use the IODAI website

    Details attached for those who have forgotten how to log in to the IODAI website. Please remember that there are no Paid Staff in IODAI, the committee & webmaster are volunteers with day jobs just like you, queries will be answered within 48hrs, not instantly. HOW to ENTER Baltimore      

  • Enter for Baltimore Training week 2016


    Entries are now open for Baltimore 2016 via the events page.  If new to IODAI please set up your child’s profile page first. See “How to” on news page. Your annual membership will automatically be deducted when you  try to enter for Baltimore. Further details attached Time Table of Events 2016(2) Baltimore 2016 details

  • 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

  • Oppie Parents take note!!

    http://afloat.ie/sail/isaf/item/30604-2017-2020-isaf-rule-book-changes In the next rule book there is a big change in that for the first time we have the introduction of the term ‘ support person’ . Support person – Any person who (a) provides, or may provide, physical or advisory support to a competitor, including any coach, trainer, manager, team staff, medic, paramedic

  • Regatta Fleet 2016

    Parents, please find attached the updated regatta fleet position statement for 2016.  This documents tells you what you can expect when entering your sailor in the regatta fleet. The regatta fleet continues to be managed by Mandy Kelly IODAI Regatta fleet coordinator and if you have any queries please feel free to contact Mandy.  Details

  • Portugal : Opportunity

    Time to start thinking about next year for me and organise the calendar accordingly. 2 years ago I went to the Carnival regatta with a few sailors and we loved it… This year the regatta (6-8 Feb) is part of a series of events leading to the Worlds and will promise to be competitive.                               

  • Trials 2016


    IODAI Trials are confirmed at HYC Thursday March 31st, Friday April1st, sat April 2nd & Sunday April 3rd.  More details nearer the time.

  • Kinsale Christmas regatta date change

    KINSALE YACHT CLUB  Christmas regatta  will now be held on 5th & 6th Dec, details can be found on www.kyc.ie   6 Races scheduled for each fleet  Racing for Optimist, Laser (all rigs), 420 and Topper dinghy fleets  First Gun 1200 hrs Saturday & 1030 hrs on Sunday  Registration Saturday 28th  November 9.30hrs to

  • 2016 Events Calendar


    Updated IODAI Events list (3)

  • Halloween Optimist clinic open to all

    For those of you who are not already booked into an Optimist training clinic please find details below of one taking place in the RIYC, open to all but places limited. Details here: Soren – Optimst Clinic

  • Baltimore 2016 Coaches & Instructors

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    Iodai are now recruiting national and international coaches for Baltimore 2016. Positions are limited and will be allocated on previous experience working at this camp, availability, and the needs of the fleet, i.e. IODAI needs a variety of coaches of all standards to meet the needs of beginners right up to international sailors.Terms and conditions apply.

  • ISA Squad 2015-16 announced

    The Optimist Squad 2015/2016 has been announced as follows: Conor Gorman   NYC Rory O’Sullivan   RCYC Tom Higgins   RSGYC Hugh Turvey   HYC Harry Twomey   RCYC & CHSC Micheal O’Suileabhain   KYC Eve McMahon  HYC Cathal O’Regan   RCYC Alana Coakley   RSGYC Charlie Cullen   NYC Moss Simmington   RSGYC Aoife Byrne  RCYC Rob Keal   RCYC Morgan Lyttle  RSGYC Killian O’Regan  

  • A van for Thomas


    Thomas Chaix has been the ISA Optimist National Coach for many, many years. You may be aware that recently Thomas’s mini-van and road trailer were written off in a serious road accident. We are all very grateful that nobody was injured in the accident however his van/trailer was written off and insurance will not cover

  • Allianz Leinsters Winner


    Day two of the optimist Leinster championship dawned with a lot less wind than the previous one, posing difficulties for sailors and race officers alike. Launching was slightly delayed as the optimistic sailors waited for the wind to fill in. The feather weights in the fleet cheered silently whereas the heavy weather sailors hoped that

  • Final Rankings 2015


    Here are the final rankings for 2015: Senior Fleet Junior Fleet To qualify for Trials, you must have raced in the Nationals and at least 2 Regionals, and be ranked: Senior Fleet: Top 40 (and ties) after taking out compulsory retirements due to age. Junior Fleet: Top 45 (and ties) Below is a short Q

  • Leinsters 2015 – Results – HYC


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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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



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The Trials 2016 will take place in Howth Yacht Club from March 31st to April 3rd. This Event is not yet open for registration. Regular Entry Fee: €120 – Closing Date: Friday 4th March Late Entry Fee: €240 – up to Wednesday 9th March    
This Event is not yet open for registration. Regular Entry Fee: €60 – Closing Date: Friday 29th April Late Entry Fee: €120 – up to Wednesday 4th May    
This Event is not yet open for registration. Regular Entry Fee: €60 – Closing Date: Friday 27th May Late Entry Fee: €120 – Final Final Closing Date Wednesday 1st June
This Event is not yet open for registration. Regular Entry Fee: €60 – Closing Date: Friday 17th June Late Entry Fee: €120 – up to Wednesday 22nd June
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Annual Membership

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

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