With the ongoing restrictions which are still in place throughout Ireland, IODAI have made the decision to postpone the Trials event and Munster Championships which were due to take place in May. The Trials will now take place from the 5th to 7th June at the Royal St George YC. We appreciate that this date
Irish Optimist National and Open Championships 2018 August 16th until August 19th Please find attached the Equipment Declaration form for the Irish Nationals 2018.  Please make sure to complete this form and bring it with you to registration. Please note the registration times on Wednesday and Thursday are:  Wednesday 15th August from 4pm to 8pm
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
Best of luck to IDT Team Poland!
The International Development Team (IDT) Poland 2018,  set off from Dublin Airport, for Dziwnow in Poland yesterday.   They were heading to compete in the Dziwnow Cup, being held in the venue of the 2015 World Championships.  On the development team is:   Alana Twomey (RCYC & CHSC) Eoin Horgan (RCYC & BSC) Richard McSweeney
Dutch National Team Racing Championships – expressions of interest required 
IODAI are currently looking at opportunities for sending Optimist Teams to the key Team Racing events in Europe.  There are a number of International Team Racing events which teams from all over the world compete and the committee is actively considering how teams can be pulled together to participate in these. The events are generally
Best of luck to the Volvo Junior Squad
The Volvo Junior Squad 2017/2018 set off from Dublin airport earlier today to compete in the Trofeo Euromarina Optimist Event.  This prestigious International Optimist event takes place over three days this weekend in Torrevieja, Spain.   The team is comprised of:   BACK ROW: Simon Pritchard, Adam Walsh, Hugh Turvey, Harry Pritchard, Michael Crosbie, Moss
Optimist New Year Clinic in Fenit
After the successful First edition of the Dinghy New Year Clinic & Coached Regatta 2017, the Tralee Bay Maritime Centre will be running the 2018 New year clinic from January 2nd to January 6th. Open to all Optimist sailors, regatta, transition and main fleet alike, it is great opportunity to train, enjoy friends and have

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