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The Irish Oppie sailing team will race for Ireland at Weymouth, the 2012 Olympic Sailing Venue in 2023
You’ll never forget the first time you drive into the Weymouth and Portland RYA Sailing Academy sailing base. It’s massive, writes Brendan Foley of the IODAI. The venue for the London Olympics in 2012 is simply stunning. Its sheer scale and…
National Training Week for Optimists at Lough Derg Yacht Club
Now in its second year running the National Training Week for Optimists provides an end-of-season opportunity for sailors to get together to learn from fantastic coaches. Hosted by Lough Derg Yacht Club, the event was a huge success. Running from…
 IODAI national Training week at Lough Derg Yacht Club
135 young sailors aged 7 to 15 gathered in Lough Derg YC, Dromineer, for the Annual IODAI Optimist national Training week, three days of coaching and fun followed by the final event of the year, the Hallowe'en cup incorporating the…
CSS regatta 2022 Commodore's cup winners James Harvey (left) with commodore Eoin Ó Conghaíle and Charlie Donald (right)
Oppie sailors took to Galway Bay at the weekend for the resumed Cumann Seoltóireachta an Spidéil (CSS) annual regatta. Challenging conditions off An Spidéal the previous weekend had restricted racing to the mixed fleet of 420, Laser, Pico and Topaz…
A competitor completes a tack in the Optimist Dinghy RCYC Cobbler League 2022
The host club's Lucy Moynan was the winner of the Royal Cork Optimist Cobbler League Series 2022 Second was RCYC's Andrew O'Neill, with clubmate Dougie Venner third. The League took place across the first four Sundays of October and ran until…
Coaching at the Optimist National Training Week. The 2022 Training Week is on Lough Derg from 2nd to the 5th of November
Exciting times for the Irish Optimist fleet with momentum quickly building towards the IODAI National Training Week taking place from the 2nd to the 5th of November. Scheduled over four days, with over 130 participating young sailors from 16 different…
Royal St. George Yacht Club Optimist dinghies ready to launch at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
In the 69-boat Optimist dinghy Senior Fleet, Dun Laoghaire Harbour's Royal St. George Yacht Club had eight sailors in the top 15 of the 2022 IODAI National Rankings, namely Jules Start (1st boy and 1st overall), Caoilinn Geraghty- McDonnell (1st…
The preparations in Dromineer (LDYC) for the second edition of the Optimist National Training Week are well underway. Building on the lessons of last year and under the leadership of three experienced international coaches, home-based Thomas Chaix and Danish coaches…
Optimist dinghies racing at Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork Harbour
The Optimist dinghy Cobbler League will take place across the first Sundays in October; 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd at Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven in Cork Harbour. Racing will take place for Junior and Senior fleets with separate…
Optimist dinghies at Howth - there were 85 in the main fleet and 60 in the regatta fleet for the 'Ulsters' event
Howth Yacht Club delivered 145 Optimist dinghies for IODAI's Ulster Championships, over the Maritime Festival weekend and with the support of Fingal County Council. The IODAI Optimist regional had its biggest Irish fleet last weekend with 85 main fleet and…
Theo Carney was the overall winner of the inaugural Cove Sailing Club Optimist Regatta and received his trophy from Commodore Niall Hawes left. Also pictured are Carl Jackson and the Optimist Class's Gary Mills Optimist Class
Cove Sailing Club's foray into Optimist junior sailing in 2021 bore fruit last weekend when the Cork Harbour club hosted its inaugural Optimist dinghy Regatta. Building on CSC participation at the IODAI Munster Championships earlier this year at Royal Cork and a…
Penny Doig, one of four young Northern Ireland sailors that competed at the Optimist Nationals on Dublin Bay
The four Northern Ireland competitors at the Irish National Optimist championships at Royal St George YC certainly had four days of valuable race experience last week which will stand them well for the future. The four, three siblings from the…
200 Optimist dinghies took part in the Royal St. George hosted National Championships on Dublin Bay
The final day of the four day, Grant Thornton, Avolon and SeaChange Now sponsored Irish Optimist National Championships at the Royal St. George Yacht Club brought further light winds and blistering sunshine to Dublin Bay. The hope was to sail…
Racing on day three of the Irish Optimist Dinghy National Championships at the Royal St. George Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire
Dublin Bay turned up the heat again today for the Royal St. George Yacht Club run Irish Optimist National Championships, kindly sponsored by Grant Thornton, Avolon and SeaChange Now. The sea breeze took a little longer to materialize, but when it did,…
Racing on day two of the Irish Optimist Dinghy National Championships at the Royal St. George Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire
Unfortunately, the wind god’s didn’t play ball on Dublin Bay for day two of the Grant Thornton, Avolon and SeaChange Now sponsored Irish Optimist Dinghy National Championships at the Royal St. George Yacht Club. Just one race was sailed across…
The scene at the Royal St. George Yacht Club as boats are launched for the Optimist National Championships at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The Irish Optimist Nationals at the Royal St. George Yacht Club started in blistering sunshine today with light variable winds on Dublin Bay on Thursday. Chief Race Officers, Ed Totterdell, ably supported by David Lovegrove and David Bolger managed to…

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