IODAI Nationals 2018 Save the Date!
  We are delighted to announce that The Irish Optimist National & Open Championship 2018 will take place in Kinsale Yacht Club, Co. Cork.   The Irish Nationals is always a great event with lots of fun both on and off the water.  So make sure you mark the date in your diary for 2018!
Only 1 week left to register for 2017 Nationals!
The closing date for the 2017 Irish Optimist Nationals is Thursday 3rd August at 10pm.  The entry fee is €160 per child.  (Late Entry Fee of €260 up until 7th August.  Closed after this date and no further entries will be accommodated.) Please note that due to restrictions on space entries are capped at 150 sailors
Irish Oppie Nationals Open for entries!
We are delighted to announce that The Irish Optimist National & Open Championship is now open for entries. The Irish nationals is always a great event with lots of fun both on and off the water.   So sign up today to make sure you don’t miss out. Dates: August 17th to 20th Location: Royal Irish Yacht
The Crosbie Cup is now open for entries.  This year it is taking place at Sutton Dinghy Club, Co. Dublin The event is open to the following: All Regatta Fleet sailors and Main Fleet Silver Seniors Main Fleet Silver Juniors   The Crosbie Cup takes place from July 8th & 9th.  The Crosbie Cup is
After a fantastic weekend in Kinsale, Co.Cork, all eyes are now pointing North.  The second IODAI regional event of the year is the Ulsters.  This year they are taking place over the weekend of June 10th & 11th in The Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club (, 7 Seafront Road, Cultra, Co.Down. Entries are now
Because we are dealing with young sailors with a wide range of abilities, Optimist events require a particularly high level of organisation by both IODAI and the host club. Apart from good race and event management, safety is of paramount importance and therefore it is essential that there is adequate time before the start of
The Optimist Team Racing, Vice President Trophy 2017 has been announced to take place in Howth Yacht Club on 17 June 2017. The Notice of Race of the Optimist Team Racing event the Vice Presidents Trophy 2017 is in the process of being finalised and should be available within the next few days.   However, Clubs are being invited to send their
First stop this summer is the Munsters in KYC on the Wild Atlantic Way!
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Munsters in Kinsale Yacht Club this weekend for the first regional event of the year.  What better place to start our summer of Oppi sailing than at the starting point of the Wild Atlantic Way? We have over 140 sailors registered for the event with over 40 in
Registration for Trials 2017 close this Thursday IODAI Optimist Trials 2017 are now open for registration.  Please note only sailors who have met the qualification criteria (see below) for Trials already will be able to register. Trials dates:         April 20th to April 23rd 2017 Venue:              Ballyholme Yacht Club , Seacliff Road, Bangor, Down
Brassed Off Cup Regatta
Howth Yacht Club’s annual Brassed Off Cup is once again being held on the traditional day of Good Friday, 14th April. This fun Optimist dinghy event is a great opportunity for junior racers to dust off their gear and get sailing on the safe waters just north of Howth harbour. The event has been building into
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