Team Ireland, Optimist Coach Opportunities for 2018

The International Optimist Dinghy Association of Ireland (IODAI) are seeking expressions of interest from coaches who would be interested in coaching the Irish Optimist Teams at the following International events in 2018:


  • UK Nationals 2018 – Under 12 squad
  • Polish Nationals 2018 – IDT Poland Team
  • French Nationals 2018 – IDT France Team
  • Europeans 2018 – Team Ireland Europeans Team
  • Worlds 2018 – Team Ireland Worlds Team


We are seeking suitable qualified and well organised sailing coaches to lead the Team Ireland Optimist Teams for the above events and pre event coaching programmes.  Optimist Sailing is the foundation class for all sailing in Ireland.  Every summer we have a number of Teams representing Ireland with sailors from development level right up to performance level. 


We are seeking experienced, enthusiastic team players who are interested in safely developing the skills of our young sailors.


Essential Experience Skills

  • Proven ability to communicate well with children
  • Be organised
  • Demonstrate previous experience at the required level
  • Ability to solve problems and ensure the kids are looked after in conjunction with the team parent.
  • Facilitate individual and team goal setting
  • Provide insightful and constructive feedback
  • Lead by example with child safety, fun and learning at the forefront


Those interested, please send your sailing CV and expression of interest, detailing which event you would like to be considered as team coach for.


Applications to be sent to


Applications close on November 24th, 2017.


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