First up – Ulsters! (Updated 23.5.2019)
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
Follow the 2019 Nationals on Facebook
A Facebook page has been set up to build the excitement around the 2019 Nationals and to keep everyone up to date with the preparations. Please like and share the page at the link below. https://www.facebook.com/IrishOptimistNationals2019
Trials 2019 Royal Cork Yacht Club
Results for the Trials 2019 will be posted as soon as possible after each race. https://iodai.com/results-files/trials2019.html
2019 Teams & Squads Update (updated 27.4.19 – IDT gender requirements)
NB – a correction has been made to the gender mix requirements for IDT#1 and IDT#2. It was previously stated that the maximum for a single gender was four. This was incorrect. The ratio will be the same as previous years, ie a maximum of five sailors of a single gender. The error has been
Trials 2019 – Key Information & Documents (updated 23/4)
Please find links to key documents for 2019 Trials below. Irish Sailing Youth Nationals Notice of Race The Optimist Trials is run as part of Irish Sailing’s ‘Youth Nationals’. The Notice of Race can be found on Irish Sailing’s website. See link above. 2019 Major Events Sailing Instructions (inc. Trials) IODAI’s ‘Major Events Sailing Instructions’
Measurement at Trials
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
Brassed Off Cup – Good Friday, HYC
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
Committee volunteers urgently required
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
Reminder – Nationals early-bird discount finishes soon…
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/
2019 IODAI Events – updated
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.

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