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  • 2018 Vice President’s Trophy

    The Optimist Team Racing Championship – The Vice President Trophy was a superb success last year with over 50 races sailed in Summer type conditions for the clubs participating (MYC, TBSC, RStGYC, NYC, RCYC, HYC) and nail biting matches right up to the finals. On Friday June 15th, Howth Yacht Club will once more host the awaited

  • Johnny Flynn and Rocco Wright take the top prizes at the Ulsters!

    A great weekend of racing was had by all at the Volvo Optimist Ulster Championships last weekend in Malahide Yacht Club.  Over 130 sailors travelled from the four corners of Ireland for the first Regional event of 2018.   Four races were raced in the sunshine on day one, and two more were raced on day

  • Lost Property: Ulster Championship at MYC

    Please contact our JAO Therese (thereseflavin@gmail.com) for any further details.

  • GDPR

    The General Data Protection Regulation outlines the privacy rights of citizens and the ways in which ‘personal data’ can and cannot be used. IODAI collects and retains certain personal data for the purpose of its activities running training, events and competitions, and for promoting sailing. IODAI is committed to complying with the requirements of the

  • Ulsters 2018 – Results – MYC

    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 – Volvo Optimist Ulster Championships 2018

      Please follow this link on the Malahide Yacht Club Website for full details of Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions and Supplementary SI’s for this weekends Volvo Optimist Ulster Championship.   http://www.myc.ie/volvo-optimist-ulster-championships-2018/   We are looking forward to a great weekend of racing and fun on the water in Malahide Yacht Club this weekend.

  • Sailing Instructions

    Please see attached the Sailing Instructions for the 2018 IODAI Optimist Events. Oppie Major Event SIs 2018 Final-CP-May-16-2018

  • IODAI Teams Train in Cork Sunshine

    The two IODAI Development Teams and the Under 12’s squad were training in Cork at the Royal Cork Yacht Club this weekend. The teams were trained under the watchful eye of their coaches: Under 12 Squad: Thomas Chaix and Clíodhna Ní Shuilleabháin IDT France: Dara O’Shea IDT Poland: Michal Gryglewski   The three teams got

  • Dutch National Team Racing Championships – expressions of interest required 

    IODAI are currently looking at opportunities for sending Optimist Teams to the key Team Racing events in Europe.  There are a number of International Team Racing events which teams from all over the world compete and the committee is actively considering how teams can be pulled together to participate in these. The events are generally

  • Joe Duffy sponsor the IODAI Ulster Championship at Malahide Yacht Club

    Volvo at Joe Duffy and IODAI are delighted to announce their sponsorship of the annual International Optimist Dinghy Association of Ireland (IODAI) Ulster Championships hosted this year by Malahide Yacht club. The event will take place on the 19th and 20th May, 2018 at Broadmeadows, Malahide Yacht Club.  With 140 boat entries expected, this year’s

  • Introducing the new IODAI identity

    We are proud to announce the launch of the new IODAI brand identity, as part of the ongoing development of IODAI. IODAI have grown and evolved over the years, and we have refreshed our look to reflect who we are today, the sailors we represent and our vision for the future. Our new identity has

  • Entries now open for the Ulster’s!

    The first event of the IODAI 2018 calendar is the Ulster’s.  This year we are delighted to have the event hosted by Malahide Yacht Club.   The Ulster’s are taking place over the weekend of May 19th & 20th.   Entries are now open for the Ulster’s and we would encourage you to enter as


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Annual Membership for 2018 will be open from November 15th 2017. This is when registration for Baltimore will also open.

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