Under 12 Factsheet

FACT SHEET    U 12 Squad   2013

9 sailors will travel as the 2013 U 12 squad. They are confirmed as Max Kavanagh/ Jamie McMahon / Harry Bell / Ella Hemeryck / Michéal O’Sullivan / Michael Carroll / Cathal O’Reagan / James spliiane. We have 3 from Dublin, 1 from Belfast & 5 from Cork.  Well done to all the sailors who have made the squad.

Event:  British Nationals Largs Scotland Sat 27th July to Friday 2nd Aug 2013-04-29

Registration  & measurement: Sat 27th July 10.30am to 4.30pm or Sunday  9.00am till 11.00am.  You will need a valid measurement certificate , insurance & to download a pre registration form for registration (similar to IODAI Trials). Measurement is strict & you will need a valid buoyancy test which we hope to organise as a group in advance of travelling.

Practice Race: Sunday 28th July

Championship races ; Mon29th  – Fri  2nd Aug

Prize giving:    Friday evening as early as possible

Event website link:  http://www.kbsuk.com/optimist/iocaevents/index.asp?EventID=45


Travel:  Please make your own travel arrangements based on the schedule above (most families will travel sat to sat from Belfast).

Accommodation:  See event website and / or Google Largs Accommodation for ideas. ( ideal to join up with another family as accommodation difficult to source at this time of year in Largs).  There is camping  / motor homes  at Kelburn country centre for £18.00per night which seems great value.

Entry Fee:  £180  payable on line now.  Late entry fee applies after June 27th 


Training Dates        :           Training 2 days         RCYC 22nd / 23rd June   ,  3 days        HYC   Mon 22nd- Wed 24th July


Additional information: the British Nationals has an excellent racing regatta fleet so families with younger sailors may wish to avail of this option.


Contact for this event:   Jill Sommerville 086-2340359


During Under 12’s training, IODAI welcomes assistance from former Optimist sailors interested in giving some training back to the fleet. Should you be interested in volunteering to assist the coaches, please contact honsec@iodai.com

Volunteering is intended to enhance the skills of older sailors who may become involved in coaching at a later stage. There is no renumeration for volunteers.


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