With Trials now only a couple of weeks away, it is important that all sailors ensure that they have evidence that their equipment is fully compliant with class rules. At registration competitors will be required to produce the following: Boat registration certificate (in the name of the sailor or the sailor’s family) Boat and third
Howth Yacht Club’s annual Brassed Off Cup is being held on its traditional day of Good Friday, which falls on 19th April of this year. This fun Optimist dinghy event is a great opportunity for junior racers to dust off their gear and get out racing in Spring conditions on the safe waters just north
IODAI relies on volunteers to run all of its activities throughout the year. Without a full and actively engaged team on board, the likelihood of successfully delivering regattas and international teams greatly reduces. We currently have two roles that need to be filled immediately – a Teams Organiser and a Child Safety Officer. Neither of these roles require
Don’t forget, the early-bird discount for entry to the Irish Optimist Nationals finishes on May 3rd. Register now at https://members.iodai.com/events and visit the great new dedicated microsite at https://irishoptimistnationals.com/
Dates and venues for 2019 events have now been finalised with the exception of the Crosbie Cup which will be held sometime in July. A further update on this will be given soon. Baltimore Spring Week Venue: Baltimore Sailing Club Dates: 17 February to 22 February Open to: Regatta/Transition/Junior/Senior Fleet Sailors Entry now open.
The International Optimist Dinghy Association of Ireland (IODAI) are seeking expressions of interest from coaches who would be interested in coaching the Irish Optimist Teams at the following International Events in 2019: Under 12 squad – UK Nationals International Development Team (IDT) #1 – likely to be in Flanders (Nieuport Week) International Development Team (IDT)
It’s that time of year again, The Winner Team 2019 offer. Winner Team Details: 3 places are offered to Ireland at present. You must apply to have a chance of being selected The guideline for selection is the Best ranked Senior, Best ranked Junior and the Best ranked Girl (may be senior or Junior).
We are delighted to announce that The Irish Optimist National & Open Championship 2019 will take place in Howth Yacht Club, Co. Dublin. The Irish Nationals is always a great event with lots of fun both on and off the water. So make sure you mark the date in your diary for 2019! Date: 15th
Places are filling quick for the two mid winter events on offer with DinghyPerformance. Two spaces are left for Palma (5-9 Dec). Palma is a great event, with approximately 250-300 sailors from 10-15 countries. It is competitive and provides excellent racing. Due to the low number of charter boats available, register your interest fast. The