Europeans Team 2016
The team representing Ireland at the 2016 Optimist Europeans are:   Alana Coakley Conor Gorman Fiona Ferguson Harry Twomey Hugh Turvey Leah Rickhard Michael Crosbie Moss Simington   The team coach is David White and the Europeans are taking place in Crotone, Southern Italy, from July 15th to July 22nd. Best of luck to all.
IDT France 2016
  Ella May, missing from the IDT France Group photo. The 2016 International Development Team, France is:   Dylan McEvoy Ella May Justin Lucas Killian O Regan Luke Groarke Donagh Natasha Hemeryck Tim Norwood   The team coach is Thomas Chaix and the team will be attending the French Nationals in Loctudy near Quimper in
Under 12’s Team 2016
  Thirteen sailors qualified for the 2016, U12 squad with 11 taking up their places.  The team will compete at the British Optimist National Championships 2016 to be held in Largs, Scotland this August.  Team Coach is Thomas Chaix who will support the sailors at the event.   Many squad members have sailing siblings who
Irish Teams Training weekend in the sun
This weekend the Royal Saint George Yacht Club is playing host to the Irish Teams training weekend.  They are training in champagne sailing conditions, much to the delight of the team coaches Thomas Chaix and David White. The pictures show the Irish teams training in a soft seabreeze in Dun Laoghaire earlier today.
Teams 2013
2013 Worlds Team – Johnny and Harry Durcan, (RCYC), Megan Parker and Alix Buckley (SSC) and James McCann (RCYC) will compete in the Optimist World Championships in Lake Garda in June.   The European team (below) will compete at Balatonfoldvar in Hungary are Peter Fagan (SSC), Loghlen Rickard (NYC), Richard McGinley (RCYC), Rebecca O’Shaughnessy (RCYC),
FACT SHEET    U 12 Squad   2013 9 sailors will travel as the 2013 U 12 squad. They are confirmed as Max Kavanagh/ Jamie McMahon / Harry Bell / Ella Hemeryck / Michéal O’Sullivan / Michael Carroll / Cathal O’Reagan / James spliiane. We have 3 from Dublin, 1 from Belfast & 5 from Cork.  Well
When a team is travelling abroad to participate in an event, they will be supported by a Team Coach and a Team Leader. The Coaches responsibility is to assist the team in all elements of sailing at the event. This may include assisting with charter boats, managing a rib, coaching, goal-setting and reviewing performance with
IODAI would like to congratulate the following sailors who have been selected for the ISA National Optimist Squad. These sailors will represent their country as part of the National Squad in Palma in December. Congratulations & the Best of Luck !   2012 – 2013 ISA Optimist Squad   Transition Group: Douglas Elmes Cliodhna ni Shuilleabháin Adam
Team places have now been allocated and the selected teams are: IODAI supports our teams by facilitating a Team Coach, Team Leader (Team mum) and funding for each sailor who represents us on a team place.  
IODAI would like to congratulate the following sailors who have been successful in their ISA National Optimist Squad application. These sailors will represent their country as part of the National Squad in Palma in December. Congratulations & the Best of Luck ! Core Squad Cliodhna Ni Shuilleabhain Colin O’Sullivan Alacoque Daly Ewan McMahon Evie Byrne Adam D’Arcy Ronan

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