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  • Optimist Bottom Cover For Sale

    A perfect bottom cover, recently dry cleaned for sale, if travelling to events this is ideal to protect the bottom of the boat.  located in Sutton/ Howth & can bring to Skerries to view Max Kavanagh 086-2340359  

  • Sail LOST


    Thomas Chaix is missing a brand new un-numbered J green since Lough Ree… Will check button number ASAP. Somebody must have picked it up in error.  If you bought a sail from Thomas recently or helped pack the European Trailer could you please check your sails & contact Thomas laserthomas@eircom.net

  • Nationals entry Closed


    177 Entries for this years Leaseplan Optimist Nationals in Skerries and we are now closed to online entries.  Please contact editor@iodai.com if you missed the deadline.

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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

  • Regatta Fleet Leaseplan Oppie Nationals

    Please note the regatta fleet numbers for this event are limited & there are only 20 slots left, we expect these to be filled very shortly, so if you are planning to enter the nationals in Regatta fleet you need to do so ASAP.  Junior Officers please alert your members.

  • Important Dates re: Leaseplan Nationals 2015

    Important Dates re: Leaseplan Nationals 2015 Overseas Team Entries: Closed Overseas individual entries close: 30th July. Irish Entries Close: Aug 2nd IODAI Committee meeting: Sat 15th Aug (after launch) IODAI AGM: Sat 15th Aug 6pm followed by Forum. www.oppienationals.com

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.  

  • Connachts 2015 – Results – LRYC


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

  • International Development Team sets sail for France


    Best of luck to the International Development Team (IDT) that set sail for France today for the French Nationals. Team members (all pictured): Emily Whitaker, Ella Hemeryck, Luke Rickard, Morgan Lyttle, Jack Fahy, Max Kavanagh and Rob Keal. IDT team assistant Jill Sommerville. Thomas Chaix is with them also on the crossing with their boats and to keep

  • Service your Optimist Trolley


    Please check your Optimist trolley this weekend & get flat tyres repaired in advance of Connachts. Check you have clips to keep the wheels on the trolley. Also please label your trolley using a permanent marker , its also worth having the bearings checked in your road trailer before setting off .

  • Dinghy Fest 2015


    All, there is going to be an Optimist Championship as part of DinghyFest some of you might like to put the date in your diary- full details on this link http://www.royalcork.com/the-royal-cork-yacht-club-launches-cork-dinghyfest-2015/

  • Upgrading your boat?


    Interested in upgrading your current optimist..? Curradinghy are currently taking in used optimists as part exchange against complete new Nautivela packages. The packages consist of – Nautivela Hull – Harken fittings – MK 3 or MK4 spars – Optiparts foils & foil bag – Complete accessories pack – PVC Top Cover – Padded Bottom Cover

  • TEAMS 2015


    Well done to all who made teams 2015.  The team gear was organised by Yvonne Durcan and looks fantastic.  team gear was presented yeasterday after sailing at the Ulsters.  The Ulsters was won by Harry Bell with two first and a 2nd and the Junior fleet was won by Robert Keal and staying in the

  • Ulsters 2015 – Results – BYC


    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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Annual Membership

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

Upcoming Events

Now open for registration. OVERSEAS entries please do not enter on line, instead email editor@iodai.com for entry & payment. instructions.  Full event details can be found on the dedicated Nationals site: Oppienationals Irish Sailors register here: See who has registered: Nationals 2015 Registered Sailors  
The Leinsters 2015 will be held at Howth Yacht Club on 5th and 6th of Spetember.

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Double trailer with twin sail tubes and spare wheel. Galvanised steel frame and box. Excellent condition, stored under cover when not in use. €950 Contact: David Mc Dowell Info on contacting the seller. (preferred method and time) email Email Address: davidgmcdowell@eircom.net Phone Number:
Excellent condition, Full spec, top and bottom cover, new style trolly wheels, boat comes with 2015 J Red Sail. Fully measured and race ready. 1950 Contact: Jim McMahon   Email Address: suttonshore@gmail.com Phone Number: 086 803 4980
Excellent condition, Full spec, top and bottom cover, new style trolly wheels, boat comes with 2015 J Red Sail. Fully measured and race ready. Contact:   Email Address: Phone Number: