2020 Irish Nationals …
Hold your breath as we are working in close collaboration with RCYC with the hopes of running the Nationals Event in August as planned. No firm decision has been made yet, appropriate risk assessments are being undertaken and pending the results of same, both organisations should be in a position by the 20th June to
Almost back on the water …
Dear Sailors, We are as eager as you to get back on the water. We are doing all we can to organize events in a safe and government compliant manner. As an IODAI committee, we had a Zoom call on May 16th and will meet again in 2 weeks. Our goal is to organize the
Leinster’s CANCELLED
Due to the government COVID19 – 20km radius restriction, unfortunately the Leinster’s is cancelled. Leinster’s was due to take place on July 18-19th 2020.
May and June regionals CANCELLED
Due to Covid-19, we have cancelled the first two regionals in May and June.
Due to an unprecedented health crisis, involving Covid 19, IODAI has been informed that the Youth Nationals event has been cancelled at HYC this April. The IODAI trials will therefore be postponed to a later date. The IODAI teams selection will also be postponed until a selection event can be run. Further information will be
Trials 2020
Entry opens 26th Feb 2020, Entry fee €125Early bird closes 19th March 2020. Late entry fee €205.00Entry Closes. 4th April 2020. IODAI Major Events Sailing instructions IODAI Measurement Self Declaration Form 2020 Irish Sailing Youth Nationals Notice of Race TRIALS 2020 REGISTRATION Event webpageLink to the HYC event webpage, with details regarding the event at
Team Ireland Optimist Coach Opportunities for 2020
The International Optimist Dinghy Association of Ireland (IODAI) are seeking expressions of interest from coaches who would be interested in coaching the Irish Optimist Teams at the following International Events in 2020:* Under 12 squad – UK Nationals* International Development Team (IDT) – European venue to be selected * Europeans Team – Estonia* Europeans team racing
Entries Open for UK Optimist Springs!
Entries Open for UK Optimist Springs! The UK 2020 Volvo Gill Optimist Spring Championships are now open to entries. This year’s UK Optimist Spring Championships are taking place on the weekend of March 14 and 15 in Brightlingsea Sailing Club. You can enter today on www.optimist.org.uk A great way to kick off your 2020 sailing season!
2020 Optimist events – Provisional Calendar
IODAI would like to thank each of the various clubs for holding our Optimist events in 2020 and look forward to an fantastic year ahead at these exciting venues. Baltimore week  from Sun, 16 Feb 2020 to Fri, 21 Feb 2020    at BSC ,  Baltimore, Co. CorkTrials  from Thu, 16 Apr 2020 to Sun,
Save the date: Baltimore 2.0
Save the date: Baltimore 2.0 will be taking place from 16-21 February 2020. Fantastic coaching this year under the leadership of Thomas Chaix. We expect huge participation from our Senior and Junior fleets.

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