Timetable of Events for Baltimore Week 2018. Looking forward to seeing you at Baltimore Spring Training Week 2018.  Below are details of what is on for the week.     REGISTRATION Saturday  4.00pm – 6.00pm Sunday   10.00 am – 11am   DAILY ROUTINE  Sunday:      Rigged/Changed and Ready at 1pm Monday to Friday:
Optimist Trials 2018 The the venue for the 2018 Youth Pathway Nationals and the IODAI Optimist Trials has been confirmed by Irish Sailing. The event will take place from the 5th – 8th of April and will be jointly hosted by the Royal St George Yacht Club and the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoighaire.
SCHULL & FITBONES at Baltimore 2018  Activities for our non-sailing kids
Schull & Fitbones is a really big part of Baltimore Spring Training Week for our very special non sailing siblings.  Schull & Fitbones provides activities for those 5 years and upwards who are not yet sailing. They do Playground games, Sherkin Island trip and an Adventure Challenge in Lough Hyne Woods.  It’s a wonderful fun
Happy Christmas and an Optimist New Year!
Happy Christmas to all the Irish Optimist sailors & parents and to all the families that visited Ireland in 2017 to sail with us.  We in IODAI are looking forward to 2018 and have a full calendar of events scheduled around the country for you to participate in.  First up is the Spring Training Week
Baltimore Spring Training Camp Coaching Programme for all Optimist Sailor’s Levels
Trying to pick what coaching session to enroll your sailor in? This year we have created a comprehensive coaching programme illustrating the efforts and the sailing way of thinking involved in each level. It also provides the training plan for the week. Click here to view the 2018 Baltimore Spring Camp Training Plan. Baltimore Spring Training
IODAI TEAMS 2018 Each year we select a number of Teams to represent the Optimist Class at International sailing events.  These teams are selected based on ranking following Trials (which is an invitation only event) in April 2018.  Please see below details of the teams IODAI will be supporting this year.   WORLDS Venue:           Famagusta
Great weekend for Irish Optimist Sailing in Palma, Mallorca
Last weekend a small team of 4 Irish Optimist Sailors participated in the Trofeo Ciutat de Palma, in Palma, Mallorca.  This year was the 67th year of the event. Team Ireland comprised of Alana Twomey, Emmet Lucas, Justin Lucas and Harry Twomey.  The team were coached by Dara O’Shea and Bocha. They sailed against some
Optimist New Year Clinic in Fenit
After the successful First edition of the Dinghy New Year Clinic & Coached Regatta 2017, the Tralee Bay Maritime Centre will be running the 2018 New year clinic from January 2nd to January 6th. Open to all Optimist sailors, regatta, transition and main fleet alike, it is great opportunity to train, enjoy friends and have
Baltimore Spring Training Week 2018 – Open for Entries!
The Baltimore Spring Training Week 2018 takes place from Sunday 11th February to Friday 16th February 2018, in the beautiful West Cork Village of Baltimore. Registration for this top International Optimist Sailing Clinic is now open.  To avail of the early entry discount enter today.  Early entry fee is €200.10 per child (available until 10 pm, 8th January
Team Ireland, Optimist Coach Opportunities for 2018
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 2018:   UK Nationals 2018 – Under 12 squad Polish Nationals 2018 – IDT Poland Team French Nationals 2018 – IDT France Team Europeans

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