IODAI has received an invite for a team of five sailors to attend the Abu Dhabi Open Regatta (14th to 19th October). The event consists of three days of a training clinic and a two day regatta. The organisers will cover the costs of accommodation (half board), event entry, Oppie charter, rib charter and fuel.
Best of luck to our Worlds Team who have travelled to Antigua to take part in the Optimist World Championships. Luke Turvey, Sam Ledoux, Rocco Wright, Ben O’Shaughnessy and James Dwyer Matthews will spend six days racing in the Championship and will also compete in the Optimist World Team Racing Championship for another two days.
After a couple of days training in Belgium, IODAI’s International Development Team 1 will start racing tomorrow at the International Youth Regatta in Nieuwpoort. Racing will be held over five days and the forecast conditions look great. Best of luck to Peter, Jamie, Lauren, Russell, Sorcha, Anna, Grace and Killian and coach Adam.
Best of luck to our Euro Team who have their final day’s racing today. Justin, Fiachra, Archie, Johnny, Jessica, Alana and Clementine have sailed superbly all week and have done us all proud
Unfortunately, due to a low number of entries, the VP Cup has been cancelled. The organisers/HYC are checking to see whether it would be feasible to run it again, possibly around the time of the Nationals. If it is re-run it is likely that only club teams will be eligible to enter. The basis for
The IODAI International Development Team (IDT 2) headed from Dublin by ferry to Crozon in France earlier this week. They were heading to compete in a Pre-Europeans Test Event in the home of the 2019 Optimist Europeans venue. On the development team is: William Walsh TBSC/MYC Evan Darby HYC Hugo Crawford HYC/NYC Emmet Lucas RCYC
Howth Yacht Club have put together a fun training week for novice sailors that will run alongside the Nationals. This will be a great opportunity for the younger siblings of racing sailors to get out on the water. The programme is targeting sailors aged 7-9 and limited boat charter will be on offer. Full information
Howth Yacht Club will be holding their Vice President’s Cup team racing event on the 14th June (the day before the Leinster’s). The event is currently the only team racing event in the Irish Optimist calendar and is always well supported by clubs and teams from across the country. Team racing is an excellent way
This weekend IODAI and Skerries Sailing Club will be running the first regional event of the year. Please see event information below The Notice of Race Click here for Notice of Race (https://iodai.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/NOTICE-OF-RACE-ULSTER-CHAMPIONSHIPS.pdf) Sailing Instructions IODAI’s Major Event Sailing Instructions will apply (https://iodai.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Oppie-Major-Event-SIs-2019-CP-April-2019-V1.4.pdf). Any supplementary sailing instructions will be issued at the venue on Saturday