With the ongoing restrictions which are still in place throughout Ireland, IODAI have made the decision to postpone the Trials event and Munster Championships which were due to take place in May. The Trials will now take place from the 5th to 7th June at the Royal St George YC. We appreciate that this date
Thanks to our sponsors Craftinsure
IODAI are delighted to welcome Craftinsure as sponsors again for 2021. Please see their sponsored article on boat insurance here; Click link here. or visit their website, www.craftinsure.ie or by phone on +353 (0) 1 282 4633
Pre-registration now open
Pre-registration event open until 28th Feb 2021 00:00. Please choose which fleet your sailors intend to compete in the for the coming year 2021. ie. Regatta or Main. This information is stored in your sailors profile and will automatically update the registration list, even after paying for the event. Click link to Event page. https://www.members.iodai.com/events
Newsletter Feb 2021 and pre-registration.
Dear Member We would like to keep you informed of what is happening in IODAI and the summer events for 2021.   Whilst the Covid restrictions continue to provide uncertainty to what our summer would look like for our sport we do have to continue to act like there will be a future for our
Mandy Kelly nominated for Irish Sailing Volunteer of the Year 2020
IODAI are delighted to announce that one of our long standing and dedicated committee members, Mandy Kelly, has been nominated by Irish Sailing for her tireless work on behalf of others with Sutton Dinghy Club and the IODAI. Irish Sailing will host the 2020 Virtual Irish Sailing Awards online on Thursday 11 February 2021, 7.00
Who is your Afloat Irish Sailor of the Year?
Rocco Wright and Johnny Flynn have both been nominated for Sailor of the Year. Get your votes in and let’s help our Oppi sailors – only 1 week left to vote. https://afloat.ie/sail/sailor-of-the-month/sailor-of-the-month-2013-2016/item/48951-who-is-your-irish-sailor-of-the-year-2020
Baltimore 2021 Cancelled
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID 19 restrictions the difficult decision has been made to cancel Baltimore training week this year.  The committee are currently looking at an alternative, ‘Spirit of Baltimore’ event.  Further details to follow.
Events calendar 2021
•Trials – RSTGYC, 1/2/3 May •Munster Championships – Kinsale YC, 15/16 May   •Leinster Championships – Howth YC, 12/13 June •Connaught Championships – Lough Ree YC, 17/18 July  •Irish National Championship -Lough Derg YC, 19/22 August  •Ulster Championships – East Antrim BC, 11/12 September Due to the impact of COVID 19 a number of alternative dates are being
2021 Committee
Happy new year from the 2021 IODAI Committee. Following an engaging and positive AGM, we drew a close to an unusual year and we look forward with renewed motivation to represent our member sailors in 2021. The AGM also reflected the end of three very successful years of tenure from Tim Lucas our president from
2020 Annual General Meeting  Rescheduled
The Annual General Meeting of the Optimist Dinghy Sailing Association of Ireland Limited (IODAI) for 2020 will now take place at 20:30 on Monday the 21st December by Zoom online webinar. Members who wish to attend must Pre-Register by e-mailing [email protected] by 13:00 on Friday the 18th December. AGENDA Opening of meeting Apologies for absence Approval

Our Sponsors


Annual Membership


Annual Membership for 2021 is now open at €60 per sailor.  Click account page to join or renew.

Archive Posts