The Optimist Squad 2015/2016 has been announced as follows: Conor Gorman   NYC Rory O’Sullivan   RCYC Tom Higgins   RSGYC Hugh Turvey   HYC Harry Twomey   RCYC & CHSC Micheal O’Suileabhain   KYC Eve McMahon  HYC Cathal O’Regan   RCYC Alana Coakley   RSGYC Charlie Cullen   NYC Moss Simmington   RSGYC Aoife Byrne  RCYC Rob Keal   RCYC Morgan Lyttle  RSGYC Killian O’Regan  
A van for Thomas
Thomas Chaix has been the ISA Optimist National Coach for many, many years. You may be aware that recently Thomas’s mini-van and road trailer were written off in a serious road accident. We are all very grateful that nobody was injured in the accident however his van/trailer was written off and insurance will not cover
Allianz Leinsters Winner
Day two of the optimist Leinster championship dawned with a lot less wind than the previous one, posing difficulties for sailors and race officers alike. Launching was slightly delayed as the optimistic sailors waited for the wind to fill in. The feather weights in the fleet cheered silently whereas the heavy weather sailors hoped that
Looking to find additional information regarding IODAI ? Go to the “MORE INFO” tab and lots of additional information is stored here. 4 recent committee decisions are: REFUNDS: There are no refund for entries  for an IODAI event except in exceptional circumstances and with a medical cert. The committee may decide to issue a refund if
For Trials 2016 places will be awarded to 40 Seniors (excluding retirees due to age) and 45 Juniors.  This is an increase of 5 places for the Junior fleet on previous years. Places are awarded on the final rankings which are posted in the days after the Last regional event of the season, Leinsters HYC.  IODAI
Winner of Senior Title
Great summary of the Leaseplan National Championships from the perspective of the 2015 winner Peter Fagan from SSC. Peter Fagan summary2015
Winner of Junior National Champs
Pictured Conor Gorman NYC winner of Junior Irish Optimist Nationals alongside Rory O’Sullivan RCYC & Hugh Turvey in 3rd place from HYC.  A summary of the event from Conor: I was delighted to participate and win the Junior Nationals. When I saw the forecast, I was happy that the winds were going to be light, which
Hi all, we urgently need a few people to step forward and to take on a couple of roles.  The website role can be split between 3 people as follows : Twitter & Facebook person (tweeting from the water & adding photo’s to FB that the members supply) Membership sec : monitors the new members
How fast can you drive while towing
How fast can you drive on a motorway while towing a rib or Optimist trailer? No, not 120 km/hr, as a number of IODAI parents discovered this year, the speed limit while towing is 80km/hr.  Not mentioning any names but 3 of our parents now have 2 penalty points each and we are only half
European Team arrives in Pwllheli for 2015 Europeans
The European team set off for on Monday. The team of Grace O’Beirne, Sarah Levie, Nicola Ferguson, Mikey Carroll, Jamie McMahon, Hugo Kennedy, Charlie Cullen and Tom Higgins were accompanied by team mum Kate Higgins and coach Thomas Chaix. The team have settled into camp and have a weeks pre event training with Thomas. Blue

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