It’s Brassed Off Cup time again…
For those of you who are brassed-off not to be heading out to Brassermermeer for Easter weekend, Howth Yacht Club is once again holding its popular ‘Brassed Off Cup’ on Good Friday (30th March). This fun event is a great opportunity for Oppie racers to tune-up for the upcoming Trials and the 2018 racing season. The
New IODAI Squad and Training Proposal
IODAI are delighted to announce that we are considering launching two squads for our Optimist Sailors in the coming sailing season.  Irish Girls Optimist Development Squad (I GODS) Open to all main fleet sailing girls IGODS   Main Fleet Development Squad (MFDS) Open to all girls and boys that plan to go into Main Fleet in
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 attached the details of the teams IODAI will be supporting this year.  Please take note of the
IODAI wish to recruit a Deputy Head Instructor/ Coach for the Regatta Fleet for the 2018 season.  The appointed candidate will be responsible for running the Regatta Fleet in conjunction with the IODAI Regatta fleet co-ordinator, at the following events: Leinster’s Ulsters Munsters Connaughts Crosbi Cup National Championships Please see event calendar on for
IODAI Irish Optimist Trials 2018 are now open for registration here on  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
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
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!
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