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!
Under 12 Squad – 2019/2020
2020 is about to conclude with just one Official event sailed in the summer which means that one of IODAI most important team did not get its opportunity to carry the flag abroad. The U12 squad 2020 was composed by 12 of our future talents and we certainly had a good chance to shine once
Update AIB Optimist Nationals 2020 RCYC
Coach and support boats In order to stay within legislative requirements, we must unfortunately minimise the number of support boats at the event. Coaches are of course welcome but are asked to maximise the number of sailors supported – we may need to restrict numbers if this is not done. Non-coach support boats/spectators are requested
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.
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