Euro Team closes in on finish
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
Best of luck to IDT 2 Team France!
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
Vice President’s Cup team racing event, HYC 14th June
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
2019 Teams & Squads Update (updated 27.4.19 – IDT gender requirements)
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
Measurement at Trials
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
Team Ireland Optimist Coach Opportunities for 2019
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)
Irish Sailors dominate in the 2018 Optimist French Nationals
Fiachra McDonnell of NYC and the Irish IDT France Team won the Optimist French Nationals after a fantastic week of sailing against some of the best sailors in Europe in the 200 sailor event.  Fellow NYC and IDT Team France sailor Clementine van Steenberge won best girl at the event, at only 11 years of
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
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
Trials 2018
  Trials as always was a very tough event for all the sailors and parents, with some great sailing and resilience shown by the young sailors.  10 races, sailed over three days in challenging conditions, highlighted the quality of Irish Optimist sailing.  The Royal St George YC have to be complemented for their great organisation

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