Merrion Private IODAI Leinster Optimist Championships are Open for Entries!
  The last IODAI regional event of the year is the Merrion Private IODAI Leinster Optimist Championships.  This year they are taking place over the weekend of September 9th and 10th in The National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.   Entries are now open for the Leinsters and we would encourage you enter as
Volvo Junior Squad Programme – Announcement
Irish Sailing and Volvo Car Ireland announce the reactivation of the Irish Sailing Performance ‘Volvo Junior Squad Programme’, aimed at nurturing future talented Irish sailors. At the launch this evening of the Finnegan Menton Irish Optimist National & Open Championships 2017 in Dun Laoghaire’s Royal Irish Yacht Club, Irish Sailing and Volvo Car Ireland are delighted to
IODAI are trying to track down 2 Perpetual Trophies which were presented to sailors in 2016.  We would like these returned for the 2017 Nationals which are starting next week.  The Trophies are: The O’Reilly Cup  This is presented to best Irish Sailor at the World Championship.  It’s a large Silver Cup, Silver Band on
Important Information relating to 2017 Optimist Nationals
With one week to go to the 2017 Optimist Nationals please keep an eye on our dedicated Oppie Nationals website for information updates. We have added some further details to the event website to help you plan, including information on arrival, registration and our open ceremony! Remember if you are sailing in Main Fleet Snr
The Irish Europeans Team 2017 have arrived in Bulgaria to compete in the 2017 Optimist European Championships.  Racing commences on Tuesday 1st August. The Team is comprised of Ruth Mc Sweeney, Team Assistant. Cillian Foster  RCYC, Johnny Flynn HYC and RStGYC, Conor Gorman NYC, Luke Turvey HYC and NYC, Emily Riordan RStGYC, Kitty Flanagan RStGYC and Iseult Hogan
NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the The Optimist Dinghy Sailing Association of Ireland Limited (IODAI) will be held at The Royal Irish Yacht Club, DunLaoghaire, Co Dublin at 6pm on Saturday the 19th August 2017. Yours sincerely, Rebecca Hall Hon Secretary   Please find AGM Agenda & Proxy Forms attached
Only 1 week left to register for 2017 Nationals!
The closing date for the 2017 Irish Optimist Nationals is Thursday 3rd August at 10pm.  The entry fee is €160 per child.  (Late Entry Fee of €260 up until 7th August.  Closed after this date and no further entries will be accommodated.) Please note that due to restrictions on space entries are capped at 150 sailors
Alfonzo Moreno Perez wins the Connachts!
The Optimist Connachts took place in Waterford Harbour Sailing Club over the weekend. And Alfonzo Moreno Perez won first place at the event, with Hugh Turvey in 2nd place (and first Irish), Cillian Foster in 3rd, Conor Gorman in 4th, Rory O’Sullivan in 5th and Emily Riordan first girl. First place in the Juniors went to
Team Ireland into the final 16 in the Team Racing World Championships!
62 countries entered the Optimist World Championships.  Following three days of fleet racing Ireland was seeded 40th  out of 48 teams that qualified for the Team Racing World Championships. After a long day on the water in Pattaya, Team Ireland, under Captain Harry Twomey secured a place in the final 16.  An amazing achievement, for
We are trying to locate the Connacht’s Junior Silver Trophy. This was handed into Hollywood during the Ulsters. Please can the person who received this confirm they are bringing it to Waterford?
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