IODAI has received an invite for a team of five sailors to attend the Abu Dhabi Open Regatta (14th to 19th October). The event consists of three days of a training clinic and a two day regatta. The organisers will cover the costs of accommodation (half board), event entry, Oppie charter, rib charter and fuel.
IODAI’s Under 12 Squad travelled to Weymouth for the British Optimist Nationals. This year’s squad comprised of eleven sailors, Seth Walker, Ellen Bruen, Ava Ennis, Ciara McMahon, Caoilinn McDonnell, Riona McMorrow Moriarty, Glenda Gallagher, Oisin Kelly, William Walsh, Des Turvey and Cillian Twomey. They joined a fleet of 118 other sailors in the Junior Fleet.
Best of luck to our Worlds Team who have travelled to Antigua to take part in the Optimist World Championships. Luke Turvey, Sam Ledoux, Rocco Wright, Ben O’Shaughnessy and James Dwyer Matthews will spend six days racing in the Championship and will also compete in the Optimist World Team Racing Championship for another two days.
After a couple of days training in Belgium, IODAI’s International Development Team 1 will start racing tomorrow at the International Youth Regatta in Nieuwpoort. Racing will be held over five days and the forecast conditions look great. Best of luck to Peter, Jamie, Lauren, Russell, Sorcha, Anna, Grace and Killian and coach Adam.
Best of luck to our Euro Team who have their final day’s racing today. Justin, Fiachra, Archie, Johnny, Jessica, Alana and Clementine have sailed superbly all week and have done us all proud
The IODAI International Development Team (IDT 2) headed from Dublin by ferry to Crozon in France earlier this week. They were heading to compete in a Pre-Europeans Test Event in the home of the 2019 Optimist Europeans venue. On the development team is: William Walsh TBSC/MYC Evan Darby HYC Hugo Crawford HYC/NYC Emmet Lucas RCYC
Howth Yacht Club will be holding their Vice President’s Cup team racing event on the 14th June (the day before the Leinster’s). The event is currently the only team racing event in the Irish Optimist calendar and is always well supported by clubs and teams from across the country. Team racing is an excellent way
NB – a correction has been made to the gender mix requirements for IDT#1 and IDT#2. It was previously stated that the maximum for a single gender was four. This was incorrect. The ratio will be the same as previous years, ie a maximum of five sailors of a single gender. The error has been
With Trials now only a couple of weeks away, it is important that all sailors ensure that they have evidence that their equipment is fully compliant with class rules. At registration competitors will be required to produce the following: Boat registration certificate (in the name of the sailor or the sailor’s family) Boat and third
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 2019: Under 12 squad – UK Nationals International Development Team (IDT) #1 – likely to be in Flanders (Nieuport Week) International Development Team (IDT)