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  • Trials 2019 – Results – Royal Cork Yacht Club

    Below please find a link to the results. Results will be posted as soon as possible after each race. Trials 2019

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  • Measurement at Trials

    With Trials now only a couple of weeks away, it is important that all sailors ensure that they have evidence that their equipment is fully compliant with class rules. At registration competitors will be required to produce the following: Boat registration certificate (in the name of the sailor or the sailor’s family) Boat and third

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  • Brassed Off Cup – Good Friday, HYC

    Howth Yacht Club’s annual Brassed Off Cup is being held on its traditional day of Good Friday, which falls on 19th April of this year. This fun Optimist dinghy event is a great opportunity for junior racers to dust off their gear and get out racing in Spring conditions on the safe waters just north

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  • Committee volunteers urgently required

    IODAI relies on volunteers to run all of its activities throughout the year. Without a full and actively engaged team on board, the likelihood of successfully delivering regattas and international teams greatly reduces.  We currently have two roles that need to be filled immediately – a Teams Organiser and a Child Safety Officer. Neither of these roles require

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  • Reminder – Nationals early-bird discount finishes soon…

    Don’t forget, the early-bird discount for entry to the Irish Optimist Nationals finishes on May 3rd. Register now at https://members.iodai.com/events and visit the great new dedicated microsite at https://irishoptimistnationals.com/

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  • 2019 IODAI Events – updated

    Dates and venues for 2019 events have now been finalised with the exception of the Crosbie Cup which will be held sometime in July. A further update on this will be given soon.   Baltimore Spring Week Venue: Baltimore Sailing Club Dates: 17 February to 22 February Open to:  Regatta/Transition/Junior/Senior Fleet Sailors Entry now open.

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  • Team Ireland Optimist Coach Opportunities for 2019

    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 2019: Under 12 squad – UK Nationals International Development Team (IDT) #1 – likely to be in Flanders (Nieuport Week) International Development Team (IDT)

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  • Winner Team 2019

    It’s that time of year again,  The Winner Team 2019 offer.   Winner Team Details: 3 places are offered to Ireland at present.  You must apply to have a chance of being selected The guideline for selection is the Best ranked Senior, Best ranked Junior and the Best ranked Girl (may be senior or Junior).

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  • IODAI Nationals 2019 Save the Date!

    We are delighted to announce that The Irish Optimist National & Open Championship 2019 will take place in Howth Yacht Club, Co. Dublin. 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 2019!   Date: 15th

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  • Opportunity to go to Optimist events in Palma and Malta

    Places are filling quick for the two mid winter events on offer with DinghyPerformance. Two spaces are left for Palma (5-9 Dec). Palma is a great event, with approximately 250-300 sailors from 10-15 countries. It is competitive and provides excellent racing.  Due to the low number of charter boats available, register your interest fast.  The

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  • North Sail – End of Season Sale!

    Check out the amazing end of season savings, on Optimist Sails by North Sails. For full details click here  North Sail – End of Season Sale

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  • IODAI 2018 Annual General Meeting

    Notice to all IODAI Members, The 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) for The Optimist Dinghy Sailing Association of Ireland Limited (IODAI) is taking place at 2pm on Sunday the 7th October, 2018 in the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire. Please find attached the supporting papers for the AGM in preparation for the meeting: Notice of

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Annual Membership for 2019 will be open from November 15th 2018. This is when registration for Baltimore will also open.

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