IODAI is currently looking for an Assistant Treasurer to help with organising the association’s finances. Interested in helping out? Contact Conor at IODAItreasurer@gmail.com for further details
The following sailors have been upgraded to Gold following Munsters 2019 in Waterford Harbour Sailing Club. Congrats to all sailors! JUNIOR Ava Ennis – 4th JU Ulsters 2019 + 1st JU Munsters 2019 Glenda Gallagher – 4th Leinsters 2019 + 4th JU Munsters 2019 SENIOR Craig O’Neill Jnr – 2nd SE Ulsters 2019 + 2nd
IODAI’s Under 12 Squad travelled to Weymouth for the British Optimist Nationals. This year’s squad comprised of eleven sailors, Seth Walker, Ellen Bruen, Ava Ennis, Ciara McMahon, Caoilinn McDonnell, Riona McMorrow Moriarty, Glenda Gallagher, Oisin Kelly, William Walsh, Des Turvey and Cillian Twomey. They joined a fleet of 118 other sailors in the Junior Fleet.
Change of format from 2 day event to 1 day regatta (4 races) open to Gold fleet sailors, on Bank Holiday Monday, 5th August 2019 in Tralee Bay Sailing Club. Due to reduced numbers this year we have amended this event to open entry to Gold fleet sailors, whilst the Crosbie Cup will be awarded
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.