Welcome to IODAI

  • Development Squad 2022 – 2023

    IODAI Development Squad 2022 is an opportunity to be a part of the progressive training team supporting Optimist Sailors progressing into and in Main Fleet. The Development Squad are selected prior to the NTW and the team bonding as a group at NTW is an important part of the team structure. (attendance at NTW is

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  • Code of conduct

    IODAI have updated codes of conduct for both Sailors and Parents This plays an important role in the enjoyment of our sport for all . With the support of Irish Sailing we will be running a Sportsmanship / Seamanship workshop at the NTW to engage sailors in this process and revising the codes in light

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  • Ulster Championship’s at Howth Yacht Club

    Howth Yacht Club hosted 145 Oppies for the final ranking event of the season during the local Maritime Festival weekend. The IODAI Optimist regional has its biggest Irish fleet this weekend with 85 main fleet and 60 regatta fleet sailors. With a big mix of conditions PRO Richard Kissane delivered 6 races by getting 4

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  • Upgrades to Gold & Silver following HYC Ulsters 2022

    The following sailors have been upgraded to Gold and Silver following HYC Ulsters 2022. Congratulations to all our sailors. Junior (Bronze to Silver) Niamh Baynes, 5th JLN22, 1st JU22 Abigail O’Sullivan, 2nd JFC22, 4th JU22 Junior (Silver to Gold) Emily Donagh, 1st JLN22, 1st JU22Adya Bruen, 5th JFL22, 5th JU22 Senior (Bronze to Silver) Neasa Brazil, 1st SFN22, 1st SU22Rian Baynes, 5th SFC22, 4th

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  • National Training Week 2022 LDYC – entry open

    Entry Open Here Wed 2nd to Sat 5th Nov 2022 (School Mid Term) at LOUGH DERG YACHT CLUB Incorporating the Crosbie Cup and Halloween Regatta Main Fleet team building 2023 U12 Team training 2023 Development Squad Top class coaching and fun and games for all the family Irish Sailing and IODAI information sessions for parents

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  • Optimist Ulsters HYC Results

    (Gold, Silver, Bronze ) Fleet enquiries to [email protected] NOR and Supplemental Sailing instructions available here Senior fleet results (Gold and Silver) Junior fleet results (Gold and Silver) Senior Bronze results Junior Bronze results Regatta Racing fleet results Regatta Coaching fleet results Scoring queries, click here for link to Racing Rules of Sailing site.

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  • Safeguarding contact

    IODAI is committed to safeguarding children and has added an added an addItional resource to supporting this The identified ACO (Association’s Children’s Officer) is a non committee role and their details are available from the home page menu or directly below; Further policy additions will be added in due course

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  • All Ireland Junior Championships 2022

    IODAI Optimist Class have been offered 3 nominations, plus a wild card, to be put forward for the event, with thanks to Irish Sailing. Places will be offered, from our nominations, at the discretion of Irish Sailing. Video about the event here , marking the 75th anniversary Please see Notice of Race for Eligibility to

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  • Provisional Ranking 2022

    Nationals is a non discard-able event plus best two ranking regatta results. Trials qualifications will be published separately. Enquiries to [email protected] Draft Senior Ranking results here. Draft Junior Ranking results here

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  • Howth Yacht Club Ulster’s 10/11 September 2022 – Entry Open

    Howth Yacht Club are hosing IODAI on 10/11 September 2022 as a Ranking Event. There is no pre -registration opened for this event but entries are limited. Full registration opens on Tuesday 16th August 2022 at 22.00. In order to enter this event, please register on events page,  Click here to link to events page.

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  • Upgrades to Gold & Silver following Nationals 2022

    The following sailors have been upgraded to Gold and Silver following RSGYC Nationals 2022. Congratulations to all our sailors. Junior (Bronze to Silver) Aoife McElligott, 2nd JC21, 3rd JLN22 Basil Dion, 3rd JFL22, 4th JLN22 Jonathan Dempsey, 4th JFL22, 1st JLN22 Kate Spain, 4th JFC22, 1st JLN22 Junior (Silver to Gold) Maeve Donagh, 2nd JFC22, 3rd JLN22 Finn Foley, 3rd JFC22,

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  • Optimist Nationals Results

    (Gold, Silver, Bronze ) Fleet enquiries to [email protected] NOR and Supplemental Sailing instructions available here Senior fleet results Junior fleet results Regatta Racing fleet results Regatta Coaching fleet results Prize list available here Scoring queries, click here for link to Racing Rules of Sailing site.

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Annual Membership

 

Annual Membership for 2021 is now open at €60 per sailor.  Click account page to join or renew.

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