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  • Irish Sailing Volvo Junior Optimist Squad – Closing date Tuesday September 19th

    The closing date for applications for the Irish Sailing Volvo Junior Optimist Squad is tomorrow Tuesday 19th September.   Volvo Junior Optimist Squad Programme, supported by Volvo Car Ireland, identifies and develops Irish junior sailors through training and coaching, introduces them to international racing, and prepares them for the next stages of their sailing career.

  • Justin Lucas wins the Merrion Private Leinster Championships

      In tough conditions in Dun Laoghaire Harbour with high winds and gusts in excess of 30kts, Justin Lucas (RCYC/KYC) won the Senior title at the Optimist Leinster Championships which was hosted by the National Yacht Club at the weekend.  Justin finished four points ahead of RCYC team mate Harry Twomey (RCYC/CHSC) who took 2nd

  • Final Rankings 2017

    Here are the final rankings of 2017. Senior Fleet Junior Fleet The following are the conditions to qualify for Trials: Sailor must compete in the Nationals + (at least) 2 Regionals Scoring is the sum of Nationals place + 2 best Regionals placing (excluding non-Irish sailors) Ties are broken by applying ISAF RRS Appendix A Section

  • Amendment to Leinster Championships SI’s

    Please note following amendment to the Leinster Optimist Championship Sailing Instructions:   Leinster Optimists Championships National Yacht Club 9/10 September 2017 Amendments to Major Event Sailing Instructions 2017 Amendment No. 1 The Ribbon Colours is Paragraph 8 are changed as follows:- Division Ribbon Senior Purple Junior Orange *Please call to the race office to collect*

  • Leinsters 2017 – Results – NYC

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

  • Important Information on The Merrion Private Optimist Leinster Championships

    This weekend sees the Merrion Private Optimist Leinster Championships taking place in The National Yacht Club, in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.  We are looking forward to a great weekend of sailing for this our last regional event of 2017. Please find attached important information you will need to be aware of if you are attending the

  • Optigames test event and Euromed 2017

    DinghyPerformance (Thomas Chaix) is offering support to sailors wishing to compete at one or two international events as part of their Autumn training/racing program. The Optigames test event is a key event on this side of Halloween with already over 60 sailors from 10 countries entered. The event is a test run before the Europeans

  • Irish Sailing Concussion Protocol

    Concussion can occur in any sport and IODAI are committed to ensuring that, should sailors receive concussion that it is managed effectively.  Please see attached the Concussion Protocol from Irish Sailing. concussion-protocol-2017-pdf

  • Team Racing event – Optimist Team Cup 2017

    The Optimist Team Cup 2017,  is taking place at Potsdamer Yacht Club, Germany on Oct 27th to Oct 29th 2017. Qualification criteria from event organisers: Sailors must have sailed in the IODA Europeans or Worlds One team from Ireland can attend the event No guarantee that the Irish entry will be accepted by the event organisers. Teams are selected

  • IODAI Nationals 2018 Save the Date!

      We are delighted to announce that The Irish Optimist National & Open Championship 2018 will take place in Kinsale Yacht Club, Co. Cork.   The Irish Nationals is always a great event with lots of fun both on and off the water.  So make sure you mark the date in your diary for 2018!

  • Eligibility for IODAI teams

    An optimist sailor is eligible to be on an IODAI Optimist Team, if they satisfy at least one of the following: Holds an Irish passport, or are born in Ireland (North or South) Have a parent or parents born in Ireland (North or South) Have a grandparent or grandparents born in Ireland (North or South) Have been

  • Upgrades to Gold following Nationals

    The following sailors have been upgraded to Gold following Nationals 2017:  Juniors: Sophie Kilmartin (MYC) James Anglim (MYC) Ross O Shea (FYC) Neil O’Leary (LDYC) Ciara O’Regan (RStGYC) Seniors: George Pritchard (RCYC) James Murphy (RCYC) Harry Sanfey (HYC) The reason for the Silver/Gold split is to provide recognition and encouragement for Irish sailors who are new


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Annual Membership for 2017 will be open from November 15th 2016. This is when registration for Baltimore will also open.

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