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.
Team Ireland Optimist Coach Opportunities for 2019
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)
Winner Team 2019
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
Opportunity to go to Optimist events in Palma and Malta
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
Check out the amazing end of season savings, on Optimist Sails by North Sails. For full details click here  North Sail – End of Season Sale
Notice to all IODAI Members, The 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) for The Optimist Dinghy Sailing Association of Ireland Limited (IODAI) is taking place at 2pm on Sunday the 7th October, 2018 in the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire. Please find attached the supporting papers for the AGM in preparation for the meeting: Notice of
Upgrades to Gold following Munsters 2018
The following sailors have been upgraded to Gold following the recent Munsters in TBSC.  Well done to all Sailors. Senior Fleet: Liam Duggan, Ciara Paul & Clodagh Malone Junior Fleet: William Walsh & Harry Moynan 

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