Each year we select a number of Teams to represent the Optimist Class at International sailing events.  These teams are selected based on ranking following Trials (which is an invitation only event) in April 2018.  Please see below details of the teams IODAI will be supporting this year.



Venue:           Famagusta Nautical Club, Cyprus

Dates:             August 27 – September 6

Flights:           Wednesday 22/Aug/18 – depart Dublin 15:20 to Larnaca

                        Saturday 08/Sep/18 – depart Larnaca 09:45 to Dublin

Coach:           TBC   

Worlds places are awarded to top 5 sailors at Trials, however if a sailor declines and opts for Euros the place can be offered to the next in line down to the sailor in 10th place. 

  • Pre event training WHICH IS COMPULSORY – TBC 
  • At least 2 IODAI events prior to traveling
  • Cost TBC




Venue:           Sheveningen, Netherlands          

Dates:            June 22 – June 30 

Flights:           Monday 18/Jun/18 – depart Dublin 13:30 to Amsterdam

Sunday 01/Jul/18 – depart Amsterdam 13:25 to Dublin

Coach:           TBC 

  • Next team of 7 sailors of which at least 3 are from the same gender on ranking after IODAI trials ( after those who chose to take part in the worlds have been excluded) 
  • Pre event training WHICH IS COMPULSORY – TBC 
  • At least 2 IODAI events prior to traveling 
  • Cost TBC




Venue:           French Nationals, Maubuisson, Bordeaux

Dates:             July 15 – July 20

Flights:           Thursday 12/Jul/18 – depart Dublin 13:00 to Bordeaux  

Saturday 21/Jul/18 – depart Bordeaux 16:35 to Dublin

Accommodation at the event in a Villa near the event 

Coach:           TBC

  • Team of 7 sailors of which at least 2 are from the same gender after those who are traveling to The Worlds, Europeans are excluded at trails 2018
  • Pre event training WHICH IS COMPULSORY – TBC
  • At least 2 IODAI events prior to traveling 
  • Cost TBC 




Event:             Polish Trials, Marina Polmax, Dziwnow

Dates:            May 31 – June 3

Flights:           Monday 28/May/18 – depart Dublin 07:45 to Szczecin

Monday 04/Jun/18 – depart Szczecin 11:35 to Dublin

Accommodation Perla Spa and Hotel resort

Coach:           Michael Gryglewski 

  • Team of 7 sailors of which at least 2 are from the same gender after those traveling to the Worlds, Europeans and IDT France at trails ranking have been excluded 
  • Pre event training WHICH IS COMPULSORY – 12 & 13 May, Cork and 26 & 27 May, Dublin. Michal will then travel with the team and team parent to Poland on 28 May.
  • Cost TBC 



UNDER 12’S SQUAD – UK Nationals

This is our junior team.  They have already qualified for U12’s on the basis of their ranking following the 2017 season.  Team members had to do at least 2 regional events, plus the Irish Nationals and be in the top 45 in the junior rankings at the end of the 2017 season. 

Event:               UK Nationals, Welsh National Sailing Academy, Pwllheli, Coach: TBC   

Dates:             August 4 to August 10

  • Pre event training WHICH IS COMPULSORY – TBC




As always, training is compulsory 

Failure to take part in the pre event training or compulsory event will result in the sailor forfeiting his/her place. 




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