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  • Baltimore early-bird deadline extended to 12th January!

    The deadline for availing of the early-bird discounted entry for Baltimore Spring Training Week has been extended to 10pm Friday the 12th January. All Optimist sailors will receive a structured training programme ensuring that a higher level of skills will be acquired. Performance sailors will benefit from more focused coaching, while an increased number of senior coaches

  • 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).

  • 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

  • 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

  • Details of Baltimore Spring Week 2019 Programme

    Optimist Sailors are at the start of their sailing journey and our aim at the Baltimore Spring Camp Week is to help young sailors build a confidence and a passion for sailing they carry with them for life.  This is the central ethos of Baltimore Spring Sailing week. Baltimore Spring Sailing week is an action-packed

  • Baltimore Spring Training Week 2019 – Open for Entries!

    The Baltimore Spring Training Week 2019 takes place from Sunday 17th February to Friday 22nd February 2019, 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! Entry Fee & Closing dates Entry fee is €275.10 per child  A €75 discount will

  • Coaches & Instructors Wanted for Baltimore 2019!

    Baltimore Spring Training Week is one of the top International Sailing Clinics available to Optimist Sailors. It takes place in the picturesque West Cork Village of Baltimore over the February school mid-term break. Each year it kicks off the Optimist Sailing Season in Ireland and sees around 100 Optimist sailors participate in this fantastic week-long

  • 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

  • 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

  • Upgrades to Gold following Munsters 2018

    The following sailors have been upgraded to Gold following the recent Munsters in TBSC.  Well done to all Sailors. Senior Fleet: Liam Duggan, Ciara Paul & Clodagh Malone Junior Fleet: William Walsh & Harry Moynan 

  • Final Rankings 2018

    Here are the final rankings of 2018. 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

  • Sam Ledoux and Rocco Wright take the top prizes at the Munsters!

                A great weekend of racing was had by all at the IODAI Munster Championships last weekend in Tralee Bay Sailing Club – Fenit.  Over 100 sailors travelled from all over Ireland for what was the last regional event of 2018.   Six races were raced in both Junior and Senior


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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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