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  • 9th International India Regatta

    IODAI have received the following notice from the International India Regatta.   The 9th International India Regatta takes place from 27th to 31st December 2017 at Krishnapatam, India.   The first leg of the ASAF Youth Sailing Cup 2017-18 series of the Asian Sailing Federation is HERE! A new venue but the same fabulous sailing conditions

  • WINNER TEAM 2018

    There have been a few adjustments regarding the Winner Team for 2018. There will be a new team selected by WINNER OPTIMIST and There will also be the “traditional team” selected by DinghyPerformance under the guidance of Winner Optimist. DESIGN Currently not available.  As soon as DinghyPerformance have pictures, they will be posted however the

  • Bring your Coaching Skills to West Cork for a Week!

    Sailing Coaches/Instructors. The International Optimist Dinghy Association of Ireland (IODAI) are now recruiting National and International Sailing Coaches for Baltimore 2018
.  We are looking for highly motivated, top quality sailing instructors to coach our very enthusiastic sailors for a week in February.   Positions are limited and will be allocated on previous coaching experience and ISA

  • Irish Sailing Volvo Optimist Squad Announced

    Irish Sailing and IODAI are happy to announce that the following sailors have been selected for the Irish Sailing Volvo Optimist Squad for 2017/2018.   Adam Walsh Anna Keal Archie Daly Emily Riordan Grace Fahy Harry Pritchard Hugh Turvey Iseult Hogan James Dwyer Mathews Luke Turvey Michael Crosbie Moss Simington Richard Mc Sweeney Simon Pritchard

  • Best of luck to Team Ireland, in Poland!

    Two Irish teams travelled to Warsaw in Poland today to compete in the Warsaw Team Racing Open.  The event takes place from September 22nd to 24th.    Both teams, one from the Royal Cork Yacht Club and one from the Royal St George Yacht Club were selected by IODAI to attend the event as they

  • 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


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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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