The start time for Sundays racing for the Optimist fleet competing at Trials 2017 is as per the published Notice of Race.   The Race Committee intend to complete the full schedule of racing. This means they intend to have 3 races tomorrow Sunday 23rd April.
Reminder for Volunteers for Baltimore
Coming to Baltimore 2017?  You need to Volunteer! Special Notice for all Parents who have sailors coming to Baltimore 2017. IODAI is a voluntary organisation and it needs the help of all Parents to help run the Baltimore Training Week. There are lots of ways you can get involved and make Baltimore week the fantastic experience that
When entering IODAI events please note the following are the policies in relation to entry fees (including Baltimore). Events can only be entered by paid up members of IODAI (or the equivalent national association) The entry must be made and the fee paid through the Paypal facility on the IODAI website. Refunds can only be
Happiness is ….. Schull & Fitbones!!!!
Schull & Fitbones is a really big part of Baltimore Spring Training Week,  for our very special non sailing siblings. Schull & Fitbones provides activities for those 5 years and upwards who are not yet sailing. They do Playground games, Sherkin Island trip and an Adventure Challenge in Lough Hyne Woods. It’s all about fun,
New Year Optimist Clinic
Tralee Bay Maritime Centre is launching their New Year Dinghy Clinic in Partnership with Dinghy Performance on 4th -8th January 2017. The optimist class groups will be led by International coaches John Karvaligkos and Fred Countinho Rato.  Both coaches are very familiar to the Irish fleet. This clinic is in fact a form of return as
Tom Higgins flies the flag in Bermuda!
Tom Higgins of the Royal St. George Yacht Club represented Ireland last week at the Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup 2016 in the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (RBYC). Tom was one of 16 International Sailors invited, selected according to rankings, competing along with the Bermuda National Squad. Racing took place in brilliant sunshine, in the
Funeral Arrangements for our friend Paul Kavanagh (PK)
Funeral Arrangements for our friend PK. Hark, now hear the sailors cry, Smell the sea, and feel the sky Let your soul & spirit fly…..
The Munster Optimist Championships 2016 are taking place in the Royal Cork Yacht Club over the weekend of September 10th and 11th. Early entry discount of €60, if you enter by 10pm on Wednesday August 31st Late entry fee of €120 applies if you enter after August 31st. Final closing date for the Munsters is
Tom Higgins wins Irish Optimist National & Open Senior Championship at Lough Derg.
With the full series of 10 races sailed over the four day event Tom Higgins of the Royal St. George Yacht Club beat Harry Twomey of the Royal Cork Yacht Club by one point to be the Irish Optimist National & Open Senior Champion 2016.   Tom’s win topped off a very successful summer which also
IDT France in Training in Northern France
The International Development Squad (IDT France) arrived in Loctudy, in France. The team of seven sailors, lead by Team Coach Thomas Chaix have commenced training in preparation for the French Nationals starting next Monday. We wish Dylan McEvoy, Ella May, Justin Lucas, Killian O Regan, Luke Groarke Donagh, Natasha Hemeryck and Tim Norwood the very

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