Who’s Who in the Regatta Fleet


If you have suggestions for improvement we would be delighted to hear from you.

So who do you contact ?

Mandy Kelly IODAI committee member has overall responsibility for the Regatta Fleet.

Mandy can be contacted on 0868467129 or regattafleet@iodai.com

The Regatta Fleet Head Coach and Assistant Head Coach positions are advertised annually by IODAI. Should either coach choose to remain on in their position at the end of year 1, they may do so for a second year. Applications for 2014 have not yet opened.

Two IODAI members, from two different clubs, will conduct interviews for the positions.

From 2014, IODAI have introduced the Regatta Fleet Internship Program.

IODAI will sponsor the Regatta Fleet Head Coach – flights, accomodation – to attend one of the International team events during the Summer. The Regatta Fleet Head Coach will shadow the coach appointed to the team, assisting with coaching on or off the water. They will gain experience of coaching at international level. This will happen if the head coach is available to go to the chosen event.

In return, they will commit to work at IODAI events in the coming year – they may give a talk to the fleet about an element of sailing or rules; they will take responsibility for the Regatta Fleet at regional events and the nationals for that year, and they will Ideally coach in the Regatta or Main fleet at Baltimore.

The purpose of this internship is that a young coach will gain valuable international experience, at IODAI’s expense, and in return they will pass the benefit of that experience back to the Regatta Fleet in the following season.

During Regatta Fleet 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 regattafleet@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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