Team Ireland arrive in the Hague
Team Ireland (Johnny, Leah, Eimer, Rocco, Sam, Emily and Nathan) and coach Thomas Chaix have arrived in The Hague for the 2018 Optimist European Championship’s. They started their final preparations for the 2018 Europeans with on the water training on Tuesday and Wednesday. Today (Thursday) is off the water due to high North Westerly winds
IODAI are asking all Optimist Dinghy Clubs to indicate if they would like to make an expression of interest to host an IODAI event in 2019. Hosting an IODAI event offers a manifold of benefits and opportunities to a host club and its members. If your club is interested in hosting an event for 2019
IDT Team Poland Report
This year 8 sailors qualified for IDT Team Poland after the Irish Trials which where held in April.   The IDT Team Program started with two training weekends in Ireland, one in RCYC Cork and the other in Royal Irish Yacht Club, Dun Laoighre, Co. Dublin.  During this time the team were focusing mainly on tactics as
Irish Optimist Nationals and Open Championship 2018 Entries for the 2018 Irish Nationals taking place in Kinsale Yacht Club, in the South of Ireland are now open. This event will take place on August 16/17/18/19 and is open to Regatta Fleet/ Snr Fleet/ Jnr Fleet. Entry for the Nationals is €160:06 and the early entry fee
Royal Cork Yacht Club win VP Cup 2018
  Royal Cork Yacht Club win the Optimist Team Racing VP Cup for the fourth year in a row. 12 teams from across Ireland came to Howth Yacht Club on Friday June 15th to compete for the iconic VP Cup trophy. After a busy day of racing that saw RCYC 1, RCYC 2, HYC 1 and
Justin Lucas and Ben O’Shaughnessy take the top prizes at the Ulsters!
  A great weekend of racing was had by all at the IODAI Leinster Championships last weekend in Howth Yacht Club.  Over 100 sailors travelled from all over Ireland for the second Regional event of 2018.  Six races were raced in both Junior and Senior Fleet in windy conditions in Dublin Bay. Top prize in
Please print out a self declaration form from (More Information/documents/2018 regionals self declaration form) and bring it with you for registration. Please also make sure you do a safety check on your boat before you travel and make sure all your equipment is in good order and that you have a whistle. Looking forward
The third event of the IODAI 2018 calendar is the Connachts.  This year we are delighted to have the event hosted by Lough Derg Yacht Club, on the eastern shores of Lough Derg, in Domineer.  The Connachts are taking place over the weekend of July 7th and 8th. As entries are now open for the
This weekend sees the VP Trophy and IODAI Leinster Championship taking place in Howth Yacht Club, Dublin. We are looking forward to welcoming you to HYC for the second IODAI regional event of 2018 and the VP CUP. Please see the attached for important information for sailors and families planning to attend these two events.
The  second regional event of the year, the Leinsters are taking place over the weekend of June 16th & 17th in Howth Yacht Club, Co. Dublin.  The Leinsters weekend promises to be a weekend of great sailing and fun both on and off the water.   The early entry discount finishes at 10pm June 1st, we
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