• Trials 2018

      Trials as always was a very tough event for all the sailors and parents, with some great sailing and resilience shown by the young sailors.  10 races, sailed over three days in challenging conditions, highlighted the quality of Irish Optimist sailing.  The Royal St George YC have to be complemented for their great organisation

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  • Optimist Teams 2018 – including costs

    Each year IODAI select a number of Teams to represent the Irish 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 attached the details of the teams IODAI will be supporting this year.  Please take note of the

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  • Important Notice to U12 Squad parents

    Please note that a meeting will be held for all U12 Squad parents during Baltimore Week. Details of the meeting are below: IODAI U12’S TEAM 2018 Meeting : Thursday 15 February 2018 Time: 11 am Venue: Bushes Bar, Baltimore Looking forward to seeing you there!

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  • IODAI Teams 2018

    Each year IODAI select a number of Teams to represent the Irish 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. Please take note of the venue,

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  • IODAI TEAMS 2018

    IODAI TEAMS 2018 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.   WORLDS Venue:           Famagusta

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  • 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: Holds an Irish passport, or are born in Ireland (North or South) Have a parent or parents born in Ireland (North or South) Have a grandparent or grandparents born in Ireland (North or South) Have been

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  • Best of luck to the Irish Worlds Team in Thailand

    The Irish Worlds Team 2017 have arrived in Thailand to compete in the 2017 Optimist World Championship. The Team is comprised of Justin Lucas (RCYC & TBSC), Harry Twomey (RCYC & CHSC), Leah Rickard (NYC), Alana Coakley (RstGYC) and Charlie Cullen (NYC & RstGYC). The team will compete in this record breaking landmark world stage

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  • Team Gear presented to Europeans, IDT France and Under 12’s Teams

    At the weekend in Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club team gear was officially presented to three teams representing Ireland over the summer months.  We wish all the teams representing Ireland the very best of luck at their events. The Optimist Sailors on the Europeans team were presented with their gear by IODAI president Aidan

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  • Best of luck to IDT Team Poland!

    International Development Team – Poland 2017 departed from Dublin Airport yesterday to compete in the Dziwnów Cup. On the development Team is: Zoe Hall, Grace Fahy, Patrick Bruen, Jacques Murphy, Jamie Venner, Hugh O’Connor and Ben Graf. Team coach is Michal Gryglewski and Team parent is Ena Fahy The team will compete against 150+ sailors from

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  • Rory O’Sullivan takes the top prize at the Munsters!

    A great weekend of racing was had by all at the Davy Munster Optimist Munster Championships last weekend in Kinsale Yacht Club.  Over 140 sailors travelled from the four corners of Ireland for the first Regional event of 2017. Six races were planned over the two days and in challenging conditions Race Officer John Stollard

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  • IODAI TEAMS 2017

    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 2017. Please see below details of the teams IODAI will be supporting this year.   EUROPEANS Venue:          YC Port Bourgas

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  • 2017 Teams Announcement

    IODAI and ISA support and assist a number of Optimist teams every year in attending international events, these events have included the Optimist Worlds and Optimist Europeans. After a considerable review and discussion IODAI and ISA recommend that the top Optimist sailors following Trials 2017 represent Ireland at the Optimist Europeans. After qualification in Trials,

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