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  • Great weekend for Irish Optimist Sailing in Palma, Mallorca

    Last weekend a small team of 4 Irish Optimist Sailors participated in the Trofeo Ciutat de Palma, in Palma, Mallorca.  This year was the 67th year of the event. Team Ireland comprised of Alana Twomey, Emmet Lucas, Justin Lucas and Harry Twomey.  The team were coached by Dara O’Shea and Bocha. They sailed against some

  • Optimist New Year Clinic in Fenit

    After the successful First edition of the Dinghy New Year Clinic & Coached Regatta 2017, the Tralee Bay Maritime Centre will be running the 2018 New year clinic from January 2nd to January 6th. Open to all Optimist sailors, regatta, transition and main fleet alike, it is great opportunity to train, enjoy friends and have

  • Baltimore Spring Training Week 2018 – Open for Entries!

    The Baltimore Spring Training Week 2018 takes place from Sunday 11th February to Friday 16th February 2018, in the beautiful West Cork Village of Baltimore. Registration for this top International Optimist Sailing Clinic is now open.  To avail of the early entry discount enter today.  Early entry fee is €200.10 per child (available until 10 pm, 8th January

  • Team Ireland, Optimist Coach Opportunities for 2018

    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 2018:   UK Nationals 2018 – Under 12 squad Polish Nationals 2018 – IDT Poland Team French Nationals 2018 – IDT France Team Europeans

  • Optimist Baltimore Spring Training Week 2018

    Baltimore Spring Training Week 2018 takes place from Sunday 11th February to Friday 16th February 2018 and will open for registration on Wednesday November 15th. Registration for 2018 Annual IODAI membership will also open on November 15th.   What is The Baltimore Spring Training Week? The Baltimore Spring Training Week event is considered to be

  • Irish Optimist Sailors Achieve Top Results in The Hague Optimist Cup 

    Last weekend, six Irish Optimist Sailors participated in the The Hague Optimist Cup 2017 in Scheveningen in the Netherlands. The event was the test event for the 2018 European Optimist Championships, Team Ireland, composed of Leah Rickard, Nathan van Steeberge, Johnny Flynn, Sam Ledoux, Clementine van Steenberge, and Rocco Wright, and coached by Thomas Chaix.  Team Ireland

  • 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.


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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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