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  • Almost back on the water …

    Dear Sailors, We are as eager as you to get back on the water. We are doing all we can to organize events in a safe and government compliant manner. As an IODAI committee, we had a Zoom call on May 16th and will meet again in 2 weeks. Our goal is to organize the

  • Leinster’s CANCELLED

    Due to the government COVID19 – 20km radius restriction, unfortunately the Leinster’s is cancelled. Leinster’s was due to take place on July 18-19th 2020.

  • May and June regionals CANCELLED

    Due to Covid-19, we have cancelled the first two regionals in May and June.

  • IODAI trials update 14.03.20

    Due to an unprecedented health crisis, involving Covid 19, IODAI has been informed that the Youth Nationals event has been cancelled at HYC this April. The IODAI trials will therefore be postponed to a later date. The IODAI teams selection will also be postponed until a selection event can be run. Further information will be

  • Trials 2020

    Entry opens 26th Feb 2020, Entry fee €125Early bird closes 19th March 2020. Late entry fee €205.00Entry Closes. 4th April 2020. IODAI Major Events Sailing instructions IODAI Measurement Self Declaration Form 2020 Irish Sailing Youth Nationals Notice of Race TRIALS 2020 REGISTRATION Event webpageLink to the HYC event webpage, with details regarding the event at

  • Team Ireland Optimist Coach Opportunities for 2020

    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 2020:* Under 12 squad – UK Nationals* International Development Team (IDT) – European venue to be selected * Europeans Team – Estonia* Europeans team racing

  • Entries Open for UK Optimist Springs!

    Entries Open for UK Optimist Springs! The UK 2020 Volvo Gill Optimist Spring Championships are now open to entries. This year’s UK Optimist Spring Championships are taking place on the weekend of March 14 and 15 in Brightlingsea Sailing Club. You can enter today on www.optimist.org.uk A great way to kick off your 2020 sailing season!

  • 2020 Optimist events – Provisional Calendar

    IODAI would like to thank each of the various clubs for holding our Optimist events in 2020 and look forward to an fantastic year ahead at these exciting venues. Baltimore week  from Sun, 16 Feb 2020 to Fri, 21 Feb 2020    at BSC ,  Baltimore, Co. CorkTrials  from Thu, 16 Apr 2020 to Sun,

  • Save the date: Baltimore 2.0

    Save the date: Baltimore 2.0 will be taking place from 16-21 February 2020. Fantastic coaching this year under the leadership of Thomas Chaix. We expect huge participation from our Senior and Junior fleets.

  • Opportunity to join the IODAI Development Squad 2020

    IODAI is committed to training and development and has initiated a new scheme designed for our SILVER  Junior fleet sailors, all are welcome to apply,  Additional information on the link below;https://iodai.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Development-Squad.pdfThe criteria for applications are as follows; Squad consisting of 12 sailors Junior fleet silver fleet (selected by ranking 2019) Ranking below top 12, “U12

  • Join the IODAI team… Assistant Treasurer wanted

    IODAI is currently looking for an Assistant Treasurer to help with organising the association’s finances. Interested in helping out? Contact Conor at IODAItreasurer@gmail.com for further details

  • Notice of AGM – IODAI – Sunday October 13th 2019, NYC

    Notice of AGM – The Optimist Dinghy Sailing Association of Ireland Limited (IODAI) NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the The Optimist Dinghy Sailing Association of Ireland Limited (IODAI) will be held at the National Yacht Club, Dublin at 1:00 PM on Sunday the 13th of October, 2019. Please find the


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Annual Membership for 2020 will be open from November 27th 2019. This is when registration for Baltimore will also open.

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