International Development Team sets sail for France
Best of luck to the International Development Team (IDT) that set sail for France today for the French Nationals. Team members (all pictured): Emily Whitaker, Ella Hemeryck, Luke Rickard, Morgan Lyttle, Jack Fahy, Max Kavanagh and Rob Keal. IDT team assistant Jill Sommerville. Thomas Chaix is with them also on the crossing with their boats and to keep
Service your Optimist Trolley
Please check your Optimist trolley this weekend & get flat tyres repaired in advance of Connachts. Check you have clips to keep the wheels on the trolley. Also please label your trolley using a permanent marker , its also worth having the bearings checked in your road trailer before setting off .
Upgrading your boat?
Interested in upgrading your current optimist..? Curradinghy are currently taking in used optimists as part exchange against complete new Nautivela packages. The packages consist of – Nautivela Hull – Harken fittings – MK 3 or MK4 spars – Optiparts foils & foil bag – Complete accessories pack – PVC Top Cover – Padded Bottom Cover
TEAMS 2015
Well done to all who made teams 2015.  The team gear was organised by Yvonne Durcan and looks fantastic.  team gear was presented yeasterday after sailing at the Ulsters.  The Ulsters was won by Harry Bell with two first and a 2nd and the Junior fleet was won by Robert Keal and staying in the
Gold / Silver Explained
Gold And Silver Explained! The reason for the Silver/Gold split is to provide recognition and encouragement for Irish sailors who are new and/or improving but who may not be achieving top results yet. All sailors start out as Silver when entering the Main Fleet (regardless of Junior / Senior). Prizes are given to the top
Local sailor Wins Davy Munster Championships
Local Sailor Michéal O’Suilleabhain won the Munster Championships in convincing style. He finished in the top 3 in all races bar one which was used as a discard. He had a commanding lead over the nearest rival Tom Higgins by 10 points. Sam Crawford from HYC finished 16th overall in this fleet and was top
IODAI Constitution
The updated IODAI Constitution can be found in the documents section under the “More Info” tab of the website.  If you have any comments of suggestions please email [email protected] over the coming weeks.
The Leaseplan Optimist National and open championships taking place in Skerries from Aug 13th – 16th is now open for entry.  Overseas entries please email [email protected] for details on how to make an overseas entry & payment.  All other entries please go through the IODAI website (Events section).  The website which contains NOR & all
In advance of the first Regional event of the year, IODAI have requested that organising clubs discontinue the practice of distributing ‘goodies’ in the registration welcome packs. This request is mainly to alleviate the administrative burden on clubs, but to also eliminate the distribution of sometimes very environmentally unfriendly content. Many thanks for your understanding
Winner of Trials 2015
Kinsale Yacht Club sailor Michéal O’Sullivan is the winner of the 2015 IODAI trials held recently in RCYC.  There were 13 races held over 4 days and 2 discards allowed.  Each day saw a new name at the top of the leader board but consistency in a variety of conditions saw this great sailor win

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