Welcome to IODAI

  • AGM 2021

    The 2021 Annual General Meeting of The Optimist Dinghy Sailing Association of Ireland Limited (IODAI) is taking place at 20:00 by Zoom online webinar on Wednesday the 15th December, 2021. In view of the online format, members wishing to attend are required to Pre-Register by sending an e-mail to [email protected] by 18:00 on Friday the

  • Malta Clinic

    Advertisement from Dinghy Performance After a “covid-19 cancellation” in 2020, The EUROMED regatta is returning to the diary in 2021. We are a bit late to get the ball rolling but we can still make it happen with a small team.The EUROMED is the ideal regatta for an introduction to true international racing in a

  • NTW Results 2021

    (Gold, Silver, Bronze ) Fleet enquiries to [email protected] Overall results Senior fleet results Junior Fleet Results Crosbie Cup Results Regatta Results Scoring & Protest queries, please email [email protected]

  • Annalise Murphy visits NTW

    Very special thanks to Olympian Annalise Murphy for taking the time to visit the National Training Week and talk to the sailors.

  • What’s happening on the Social Side?

    After 2 days of sailing fun, it’ll be time to enjoy some much needed shore based activities.  Thursday night will see the event moving to the Grand Hotel where we have been granted exclusive use of the Matt Ryan Bar.  Here, parents can enjoy some adult company, with our sailors just next door in the

  • National Training Week – what to expect

    IODAI in conjunction with Malahide Yacht Club will be hosting the Optimist National Training week 27-30th October.  The event will consist of 4 days packed full of coaching, racing, pathfinder events, fun afternoons and social activities. Sailors from all over Ireland are registering for the event and excitement is starting to build – Entry The

  • National Training Week News

    13th October. Third child now goes free. Please email [email protected] to include your sailor in the event without charge. One time membership open to NTW entrants. For new members select a 20 euro to join IODAI and then enter the event. Order your event Hoodie here . Click through the images for Size Guide.Choose ‘Click

  • Opportunity to join the IODAI Development Squad 2021

    IODAI is committed to training and development and has renewed a scheme designed for our SILVER & BRONZE  Junior fleet sailors, all are welcome to apply,  Additional information on the link below; Click here for document. The criteria for applications are as follows; SQUAD CONSISTING OF APPROX 12 SAILORS PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO JUNIOR

  • Provisional Ranking 2021

    Nationals is a non discardable event plus best two ranking regatta, results. Enquiries to [email protected] Draft Senior Ranking results here. Draft Junior Ranking results here

  • Upgrades to Gold & Silver following Munsters 2021

    The following sailors have been upgraded to Gold and Silver following MBSC Munsters 2021. Congratulations to all our sailors. Junior (Bronze to Silver) Patrick Fegan, 5th JFRSG21, 3rd JFM21Max O’Hare, 1st JFRSG21, 1st JFM21Paidi A Coistealbha, 2nd SFU21, 4th JFM21 Junior (Silver to Gold) Louise Hanley, 1st JFU21, 3rd JFM21 Senior (Bronze to Silver) Rory White, 2nd SFRSG21, 1st SFM21Sam Rigley, 4th SFRSG21, 5th

  • MBSC Results 2021

    (Gold, Silver, Bronze ) Fleet enquiries to [email protected] Main Fleet Senior results Main Fleet Junior results Regatta Fleet results Scoring queries, click here for link to Racing Rules of Sailing site.

  • Monkstown Bay SC Munster’s – Event

    Monkstown Bay Sailing Club are hosting IODAI on 2-3 October 2021 as a Ranking Event Location of sailing venue is Paddy’s Point, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork. Click here to open google maps; 51.83448375174849, -8.302159002381089 Full registration opens on Wednesday 15th September 2021 for both Main and Regatta Fleet. In order to complete registration document; click events


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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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