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  • Team Ireland Optimist Coach Opportunities for 2020

    The International Optimist Dinghy Association of Ireland (IODAI) are seeking expressions of interest from coaches who would be interested in coaching the Irish Optimist Teams at the following International Events in 2020:* Under 12 squad – UK Nationals* International Development Team (IDT) – European venue to be selected * Europeans Team – Estonia* Europeans team racing

  • Entries Open for UK Optimist Springs!

    Entries Open for UK Optimist Springs! The UK 2020 Volvo Gill Optimist Spring Championships are now open to entries. This year’s UK Optimist Spring Championships are taking place on the weekend of March 14 and 15 in Brightlingsea Sailing Club. You can enter today on www.optimist.org.uk A great way to kick off your 2020 sailing season!

  • 2020 Optimist events – Provisional Calendar

    IODAI would like to thank each of the various clubs for holding our Optimist events in 2020 and look forward to an fantastic year ahead at these exciting venues. Baltimore week  from Sun, 16 Feb 2020 to Fri, 21 Feb 2020    at BSC ,  Baltimore, Co. CorkTrials  from Thu, 16 Apr 2020 to Sun,

  • Save the date: Baltimore 2.0

    Save the date: Baltimore 2.0 will be taking place from 16-21 February 2020. Fantastic coaching this year under the leadership of Thomas Chaix. We expect huge participation from our Senior and Junior fleets.

  • Opportunity to join the IODAI Development Squad 2020

    IODAI is committed to training and development and has initiated a new scheme designed for our SILVER  Junior fleet sailors, all are welcome to apply,  Additional information on the link below;https://iodai.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Development-Squad.pdfThe criteria for applications are as follows; Squad consisting of 12 sailors Junior fleet silver fleet (selected by ranking 2019) Ranking below top 12, “U12

  • Join the IODAI team… Assistant Treasurer wanted

    IODAI is currently looking for an Assistant Treasurer to help with organising the association’s finances. Interested in helping out? Contact Conor at IODAItreasurer@gmail.com for further details

  • Notice of AGM – IODAI – Sunday October 13th 2019, NYC

    Notice of AGM – The Optimist Dinghy Sailing Association of Ireland Limited (IODAI) 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 National Yacht Club, Dublin at 1:00 PM on Sunday the 13th of October, 2019. Please find the

  • Final Rankings 2019

    This is the end of the 2019 sailing season. Congratulations to all sailors for their individual results. Here are the final rankings of 2019.  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

  • Invite for Irish team to attend UAE regatta

    IODAI has received an invite for a team of five sailors to attend the Abu Dhabi Open Regatta (14th to 19th October). The event consists of three days of a training clinic and a two day regatta. The organisers will cover the costs of accommodation (half board), event entry, Oppie charter, rib charter and fuel.

  • Results Connaughts 2019 – Lough Ree Yacht Club

    Provisional results will be updated as soon as possible after each races. Junior Fleet Senior Fleet Regatta Fleet

  • Connaught’s 2019 – LRYC

    For more information about this event, plus see link below;

  • Pre-Rankings 2019 after 4 out of 5 events ( Pre- Connaughts 2019)

    Here are the pre-rankings of 2019 after 4 out of 5 events ( Pre-Connaughts 2019). 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


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Annual Membership


Annual Membership for 2020 will be open from November 27th 2019. This is when registration for Baltimore will also open.

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