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  • Kinsale Christmas Regatta

    NOTICE OF RACE KYC Optimist Christmas Regatta 2014 1. The Kinsale YC Optimist Christmas Regatta will take place under the current I.S.A.F. Rules, I.S.A. prescriptions, I.O.D.A.I. Class Rules and Sailing Instructions. The Organising Committee for the event is Kinsale Yacht Club (KYC). 2. Entry is open to all sailors born in 1999 or later. a.

  • IODAI seeks Equipment Officer

    IODAI is looking for a person to keep track of the equipment  IODAI owns.  This role would suit somebody organised but who does not want to be a committee member.  iODAI will provide a list of all the equipment it owns and this person would simply record which club / person is currently in possession

  • IODAI Events 2015

    Copy of Copy of IODAI events 2015 (update by Jill.2) PLEASE NOTE CROSBIE CUP DATE CHANGED TO JULY 25th & 26th    

  • ISA New way forward


    The ISA has a new plan and wish all members to read the following Executive Summary of Strategic Plan

  • Lots of European Winter Training Camps

    There are lots of training camps that are held throughout the winter months in Europe usually followed by a 2 day regatta at the end.  Here is an example of one in  Clube Naval de Cascais   Cascais Training Camp – Opti Clinic+ CR

  • Optimist Worlds 2014 Over


    The optimist worlds is always a very challenging event and consistency pays off.  Swiss sailor Nicolas Rolaz had all top ten results bar one which he used as his discard. 2nd place went to a Thai sailor and 3rd place to a Greek sailor. Interesting to see that Mara Turin from Slovenia won four races but

  • IODAI Facebook page


    Reminder: photographs & information is regularly posted on the IODAI facebook page so if you are new to Optimist sailing make sure to search for International Optimist Dinghy association of Ireland and click “Like” and you will get all the latest information.  Most of your children will have face book so encourage them to find the

  • 3 team Coaches required 2015 events

    IODAI are seeking 3 suitable coaches for the following events 2015. The 2 events are: 1/ U 12 squad Pwllheli, Wales July 25th onwards ( 2 assistant coaches to Thomas Chaix) 2/ International Development Team Plérin France July 11th – 17th ( Lead Coach ) Exact Travel dates TBC If interested please email honsec@iodai.com ,

  • Team parents 2015 required

    IODAI are seeking a volunteer adult to act as team parent for the 2015 International events. The 3 events are: 1/ World Championships Poland August 16th – 25th 2/ European Championships Pwllheli, Wales July 17th – 24th 3/ International Development Team Plérin France July 11th – 17th Exact Travel dates TBC What’s involved? For each

  • ISA Optimist Squad 2015

    The 2015 ISA Optimist squad are as follows: Grace O Beirne, F,  2000, RstGYC Nicola Fergusson, F, 2000, NYC Michael Carroll, M, 2001, KYC Cathal O’ Regan, M, 2001, RCYC Kate D’Arcy, F, 2001, RCYC Emily Whitaker, F, 2001, RCYC Jack Fahy, M, 2001, LDYC Micheal O Suileabhain, M, 2002, KYC Tom Higgins, M, 2002,

  • Baltimore 2015

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      The dates for Baltimore 2015  will fall over the February mid term break,( 15th – 20th )  starting with registration late Saturday & Sunday Morning so book your accommodation now.  Sailing & training begins on Sunday Afternoon so everyone has a leisurely Sunday morning to un pack boats & launch ribs. The half day on

  • All-Ireland-Junior-Sailing-Championship-2015

    Good luck to the Optimist representatives in the Junior sailing championships this weekend, James McCann, Gemma McDowell, & Clare Gorman.  You can follow all the action on the ISA website or follow their Twitter account http://www.sailing.ie/ISANews/tabid/115/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/62003/language/en-GB/ISA-All-Ireland-Junior-Sailing-Championship-2015.aspx

  • Dubai International details


    Dubai Offshore Sailing Club was formed 40 years ago this year.  We have a strong Optimist Fleet and we are holding a 4 day International Optimist Regatta this December.  The dates are 19 to 22 December with the first day being a training day, followed by 3 days of fleet racing. The weather is fantastic

  • ISA Optimist squad application process closes Saturday

    Application process is now open & closes this coming Saturday. Online applications via the link below ( Please read the policy document FIRST) https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QPTW6DM Also attached is the amended policy document with a deadline to Sept 20th which will allow Thomas & ISA  to confirm the squad composition by 24th Sept 24th. ISA Optimist Squad policy14-15

  • NYC Regatta incorporating Gorman Trophy for Optimists

    Details Here Junior End of Season Regatta2 2014

  • Regatta Fleet Munsters 2014


                                                                                      Regatta fleet Report – Munster’s 2014-09-10               Congrats to all the regatta fleet sailors who took part in the Munster Optimist Championships in Tralee Bay. We received a warm welcome from our hosts in Fenit and we were lucky with the weather. Under the watchful eye of our OD Diarmuid , the sailors had

  • Wonderful Finish for Dara Donnelly

    Senior Gold Dara Donnelly NYC

    Well done to Dara Donnelly who won the Senior Fleet and finished top in the 2014 IODAI rankings.  This was Dara’s last regional event as she leaves Oppies now but finished with a bang winning the last 3 races.  She has written a note below about the Munsters Optimist Munster Championships 2014:                                                                                            The Munster Championships

  • Final Rankings 2014


    Congrats to Dara Donnelly (National Yacht Club) who finishes the season on a high note, winning the Munsters and taking the top spot in the Senior Fleet rankings. It was a tight race with James McCann and Gemma McDowell tied with Dara on points, with Dara winning it on the count back! With two sailors

  • Munsters 2014 – Results – TBSC


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

  • Tralee welcomes big turnout for Munsters

    Munster Championships Launch

    Optimist Munster Championships 4th Sept14 TBSC is proud to host the Optimist Munster Championships 2014 this coming weekend September 6th and 7th in Fenit and would like to extend a warm welcome to all Optimist competitors and their families and wish them every success and an enjoyable stay in the area . TBSC would like to

  • New Login system (sailracer GONE)

    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

  • GOLD promotions post nationals


    Senior Fleet Jack FAHY James SPILLANE Emily WHITAKER Junior Fleet Conor GORMAN

  • Munsters entry closes Tuesday midday ( regatta fleet full)

    Please note that entry for the Munsters closes at midday on Tuesday coming, If you have not entered please do so as soon as possible.  The regatta fleet is now closed, please do not try to enter for the regatta fleet as your entry will not be accepted even if payment goes through.

  • Entry list for Munsters

    The list of entries for the Munsters is (back) up. People who have not registered are encouraged to do so now. Don’t worry if your sailor does not appear in the registered list immediately following online registration – there is a manual check that is being done (for the moment) which is needed before your


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Upcoming Events

Full details will be posted on IODAI news page from December onwards but in brief: Registration 4-6pm sat (followed by wine reception & purchasing of IODAI hoodies & T shirts) Registration  11am – 12pm Sunday Coaches / Instructors / Rescue & Organisers briefing 11.00am Sunday Parents & sailors briefing 1pm Sunday ( sailors already rigged
This event is by invitation only.

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