Under 12 Squad 2021
Traditionally the Under 12 team has attended the British Nationals and in these ever changing times IODAI have expressed an interest with the UK Association to holding a place again this year.  Subject to government guidelines. Paddy Ryan (Malahide) is Team Lead and in order to move forward in a positive light we are asking
Club Coaching and Optimist Fleet Development
IODAI is committed to training and development and has initiated a new scheme designed for our Bronze and Silver sailors.  This is club coaching development. This is to focus on Regional / Smaller clubs to promote the Optimist class. IODAI are committed to providing a lead coach and some funding to help setup the coaching program. Each Sailor
Cover picture Competition
We are looking for a new cover image for the IODAI website. Do you think you have the perfect image? We will be running a competition for the month of April to find the perfect picture.  Please send your entries to comms@iodai.com with your name, club and contact details to enter.  Images must be submitted
*** NEW EVENT DATES ***
With the ongoing restrictions which are still in place throughout Ireland, IODAI have made the decision to postpone the Trials event and Munster Championships which were due to take place in May. The Trials will now take place from the 5th to 7th June at the Royal St George YC. We appreciate that this date
Mandy Kelly nominated for Irish Sailing Volunteer of the Year 2020
IODAI are delighted to announce that one of our long standing and dedicated committee members, Mandy Kelly, has been nominated by Irish Sailing for her tireless work on behalf of others with Sutton Dinghy Club and the IODAI. Irish Sailing will host the 2020 Virtual Irish Sailing Awards online on Thursday 11 February 2021, 7.00
Who is your Afloat Irish Sailor of the Year?
Rocco Wright and Johnny Flynn have both been nominated for Sailor of the Year. Get your votes in and let’s help our Oppi sailors – only 1 week left to vote. https://afloat.ie/sail/sailor-of-the-month/sailor-of-the-month-2013-2016/item/48951-who-is-your-irish-sailor-of-the-year-2020
Baltimore 2021 Cancelled
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID 19 restrictions the difficult decision has been made to cancel Baltimore training week this year.  The committee are currently looking at an alternative, ‘Spirit of Baltimore’ event.  Further details to follow.
Events calendar 2021
•Trials – RSTGYC, 1/2/3 May •Munster Championships – Kinsale YC, 15/16 May   •Leinster Championships – Howth YC, 12/13 June •Connaught Championships – Lough Ree YC, 17/18 July  •Irish National Championship -Lough Derg YC, 19/22 August  •Ulster Championships – East Antrim BC, 11/12 September Due to the impact of COVID 19 a number of alternative dates are being
2020 Annual General Meeting  Rescheduled
The Annual General Meeting of the Optimist Dinghy Sailing Association of Ireland Limited (IODAI) for 2020 will now take place at 20:30 on Monday the 21st December by Zoom online webinar. Members who wish to attend must Pre-Register by e-mailing HonSec@iodai.com by 13:00 on Friday the 18th December. AGENDA Opening of meeting Apologies for absence Approval
2020 Teams
Although no team was able to compete at an international event this year, we want to congratulate our Irish Sailors for the hard work they put in qualifying for a 2020 team! Representing all corners of Ireland, here below the complete list of qualifying sailors: Well done sailors!
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