Irish Optimist National and Open Championships 2018 August 16th until August 19th   IODAI and Kinsale Yacht  Yacht Club (KYC)  in Co. Cork are delighted to host the Optimist National Championships 2018.  We look forward to welcoming over 200 competitors from all over Ireland as well as visiting sailors from other countries to our Club,
Tom Higgins wins Irish Optimist National & Open Senior Championship at Lough Derg.
With the full series of 10 races sailed over the four day event Tom Higgins of the Royal St. George Yacht Club beat Harry Twomey of the Royal Cork Yacht Club by one point to be the Irish Optimist National & Open Senior Champion 2016.   Tom’s win topped off a very successful summer which also
2014 Nationals will be held in RCYC. Details will be supplied by RCYC soon.
National Championships 2013 Website at
Putting on a Nationals is a huge effort. Kinsale YC gave us five days of excellent race management, good food, entertainment for the sailors, and great organisation in the dinghy park, on the slip and on the water. Thanks from all of the Optimist class to all in Kinsale Yacht Club for a very successful
The details are below. Curradinghy – Thomas Chaix Optimist Clinic – Dates : 24-26 July Led by Thomas Chaix (international optimist coach, ) Other coaches depending on numbers. Location: Kinsale YC Cost – see Thomas Chaix website Contact: 086 1725256 or 021 4272028 Entry requirements: – Team Curradinghy UK and IRL – International
1. Rules 1.1. The Regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 1.2. I.S.A. prescriptions will apply. 1.3. I.O.D.A Class Rules will apply 1.4. The Organising Authority is I.O.D.A.I in conjunction with Kinsale Yacht Club 2. Advertising 2.1. Competitor advertising will be restricted to clothing and personal equipment
The Regatta Fleet 2012 head coach is Cian O’Regan (KYC) and assistant coach Conor Hopkins (HYC). The IODAI coordinator is Amanda O’Connell. Our Regatta Fleet Sailors have had a good year’s sailing, with good racing in both regionals so far, and a very successful Crosbie Cup. For those sailors new to the regatta fleet the

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