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  • Irish Optimist Trials 2018 Open for Registration!

    IODAI Irish Optimist Trials 2018 are now open for registration here on www.iodai.com.  The purpose of the Trials event is to select sailors to represent Ireland at International events in the summer of 2018.  Team selection will be based on the results achieved at the Trials Event and full compliance with such terms as IODAI

  • T’was the night before Baltimore….

    ‘Twas the night before Baltimore, when all thro’ the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The bags were packed and put by the door with care, In hopes that tomorrow soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of Oppies and Sails danced in

  • Baltimore, Lunch Forms & Timetable

    Baltimore kicks off next weekend!  We hope everyone in your house is excited about coming to Baltimore.  Preparations are well underway in Baltimore and we in IODAI are looking forward to another fantastic week of Optimist Sailing in West Cork. Please take a few minutes to review the Timetable for the week and also please

  • Baltimore Movie and Disco Nights

    Baltimore Spring training week is less than 2 weeks away!   It promises to be a great week of fun for all the family.  There is lots happening including two great nights planned in Caseys for the sailors.       Movie Night   Every year the Baltimore Movie Night  is a big attraction for

  • Crosbie Cup – date change!

    Please note that IODAI have had to change the dates for the Crosbie Cup 2018.     This event will now take place in the weekend of 28/29th July in Sutton Dinghy Club.   The event is open to the following: All Regatta Fleet sailors and Main Fleet Silver Seniors Main Fleet Silver Juniors The Crosbie

  • Important Notice to U12 Squad parents

    Please note that a meeting will be held for all U12 Squad parents during Baltimore Week. Details of the meeting are below: IODAI U12’S TEAM 2018 Meeting : Thursday 15 February 2018 Time: 11 am Venue: Bushes Bar, Baltimore Looking forward to seeing you there!

  • Best of luck to the Volvo Junior Squad

    The Volvo Junior Squad 2017/2018 set off from Dublin airport earlier today to compete in the Trofeo Euromarina Optimist Event.  This prestigious International Optimist event takes place over three days this weekend in Torrevieja, Spain.   The team is comprised of:   BACK ROW: Simon Pritchard, Adam Walsh, Hugh Turvey, Harry Pritchard, Michael Crosbie, Moss

  • Baltimore Optimist Ladies Lunch

    Baltimore Optimist Ladies Lunch at THE GLEBE GARDENS on Wednesday 14th February.  Book early and look forward to a delicious three-course meal in the fabulous Glebe Gardens, Baltimore. Limited availability, so please reserve your place. To reserve your place, please email your name and mobile number to ruth.oneill@me.com To secure your reservation, full payment will be taken

  • IODAI Teams 2018

    Each year IODAI select a number of Teams to represent the Irish Optimist Class at International sailing events.  These teams are selected based on ranking following Trials (which is an invitation only event) in April 2018.  Please see below details of the teams IODAI will be supporting this year. Please take note of the venue,

  • Registered for Baltimore 2018? … you need to Volunteer

    Special Notice for all Parents who have registered sailors for Baltimore 2018. IODAI is a voluntary organisation and it needs the help of all Parents to help run the Baltimore Training Week. There are lots of ways you can get involved and make Baltimore week the fantastic experience that it is. EACH CHILD ATTENDING NEEDS A

  • Baltimore deadline extended

    The deadline for entry for Baltimore Spring Training Week has been extended to 10pm Friday the 19th January. This year sees the beginning of a revamping of the Baltimore Spring Camp with the goal of making it the premier Optimist training event in the Irish sailing calendar. A feature of this plan sees IODAI investing in

  • Baltimore Timetable!

    Timetable of Events for Baltimore Week 2018. Looking forward to seeing you at Baltimore Spring Training Week 2018.  Below are details of what is on for the week.     REGISTRATION Saturday  4.00pm – 6.00pm Sunday   10.00 am – 11am   DAILY ROUTINE  Sunday:      Rigged/Changed and Ready at 1pm Monday to Friday:


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Annual Membership for 2018 will be open from November 15th 2017. This is when registration for Baltimore will also open.

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