Timetable of events for Baltimore
Fantastic entry of 140 sailors for Baltimore 2016 along with all our International coaches.  The good news is that many of these coaches have had sailors finish in the top 5 at worlds and Europeans.  There is nowhere in Europe that has better coaches than those coming to Baltimore this year.  The timetable of events
Winter Promo
http://afloat.ie/sail/isaf/item/30604-2017-2020-isaf-rule-book-changes In the next rule book there is a big change in that for the first time we have the introduction of the term ‘ support person’ . Support person – Any person who (a) provides, or may provide, physical or advisory support to a competitor, including any coach, trainer, manager, team staff, medic, paramedic
Parents, please find attached the updated regatta fleet position statement for 2016.  This documents tells you what you can expect when entering your sailor in the regatta fleet. The regatta fleet continues to be managed by Mandy Kelly IODAI Regatta fleet coordinator and if you have any queries please feel free to contact Mandy.  Details
2016 Events Calendar
Updated IODAI Events list (3)
For those of you who are not already booked into an Optimist training clinic please find details below of one taking place in the RIYC, open to all but places limited. Details here: Soren – Optimst Clinic
Baltimore 2016 Coaches & Instructors
Iodai are now recruiting national and international coaches for Baltimore 2016. Positions are limited and will be allocated on previous experience working at this camp, availability, and the needs of the fleet, i.e. IODAI needs a variety of coaches of all standards to meet the needs of beginners right up to international sailors.Terms and conditions apply.
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

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