Eligibility for IODAI teams

An optimist sailor is eligible to be on an IODAI Optimist Team, if they satisfy at least one of the following:

  1. Holds an Irish passport, or are born in Ireland (North or South)
  2. Have a parent or parents born in Ireland (North or South)
  3. Have a grandparent or grandparents born in Ireland (North or South)
  4. Have been living in Ireland with their family for 2 consecutive years prior to the qualification event which is currently Trials.


Note, sailors who have represented another country in the past can represent Ireland on a national team provided they are eligible based on the above criteria.  For Worlds and European teams this would be subject to any necessary approval from IODA .






IODAI statement, 29 August 2017


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