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140 Optimist sailors from 8 – 15 yrs will be in West Cork
Optimist
The traditional Optimist Baltimore Spring Training Week event, one of the top International sailing clinics in Europe, takes place next week.  Baltimore Week is Ireland’s largest sailing camp and this year has seen over 140 Optimist sailors from 8 – 15…
Former Topper  World Champion Liam Glynn from Ballyholme Yacht Club
Youth Sailing
Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough in Northern Ireland will host its first ISA Youth Sailing Pathway National Championships incorporating the first leg of the IODAI 2017 Optimist Trials in April. The event will be hosted from Thursday 20th to…
New performance seminars are replacing ISA Optimist Squads and ISA Topper Squad in 2017. The new Seminars are open to youth sailors from all classes
Youth Sailing
The first of the new ISA Junior Sailing Performance Seminars was postponed last month and will now take place at a date to be announced in 2017.  As Afloat.ie reported in September the ISA announced that the seminars were replacing…
Optimist racing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The 2017 National Championships will be hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club
Optimist
The Irish Optimist class has published its 2017 calendar highlighting the youth boat's national championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club as the season's penultimate fixture from August 17 to 20.  February kicks off the season with the Baltimore Sailing…
Team Vol​vo's Ala​in Sign ​helping ​to inspi​re the n​ext gene​ration
Optimist
Nearly 200 Optimist sailors took to Rutland Water last weekend for the final IOCA UK ranking event of 2016, the Volvo Gill Optimist End of Season Championship at Rutland Sailing Club. Members of the British Sailing Team, having just returned…
Competitors at the pre–race briefing for the 41st All Ireland Inter-Schools Sailing Regatta at Sutton Dinghy Club
Youth Sailing
Last weekend Sutton Dinghy Club ran their Inter-Schools Sailing event. The event in its 41st year attracted 32 schools with 107 boats and 144 youth sailors making the start line last Saturday morning. Well 2 start lines actually with 38 boats…
Radial sailor Johnny Durcan from Royal Cork alongside his coach–boat before a race at this summer's Laser Radial Youth Worlds in Dun Laoghaire. Durcan is among the talented Junior All Ireland Championships line–up in Schull, West Cork tomorrow
Youth Sailing
Tomorrow's All Ireland Junior sailing championships looks like it will get off to a wet and windy start for the 16–nominated junior sailing stars drawn from seven yacht clubs from around the country. The Under–18 championships is scheduled to race…
Mixed dinghies converge on a leeward mark
Youth Sailing
In an exciting new initiative for youth sailors, the Irish Sailing Association has announced provisional details on a series of Performance Pathway Seminars. The seminars are replacing the ISA Optimist Squads and ISA Topper Squad which have traditionally run from…
Royal Cork Admiral John Roche presents the overall Munster  trophy to Tom Higgins
Optimist
Royal St. George Yacht Club Optimist sailor Tom Higgins continued his successful season at last weekend's Munster Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club. The Dublin Bay youth sailor finished the six race series on 14 points, three–points clear of the…
Tom Higgins of the Royal St. George Yacht Club
Optimist
Counting four race wins in a ten race series, recently crowned British open Optimist Champion Tom Higgins of the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire added the Irish title in Lough Derg YC on Friday. With a scoreline…
Oppys jockey for position in Monday's racing
Optimist
#Optimist - Results from Day 2 of the 2016 Optimist National and Open Championships on Lough Derg on Tuesday 16 August: Senior Division, Gold Fleet1st: Harry Twomey (RCYC and Crookhaven YC) – 21 pts; 2nd: Tom Higgins (RStGYC) – 23…
Action from Day 1 of the Oppy Open and Nationals on Lough Derg yesterday
Optimist
#Optimist - Results from Day 1 of the 2016 Optimist National and Open Championships on Lough Derg, comprising Races 1, 2 and 3 on Monday 15 August: Senior Division, Gold Fleet1st: Harry Twomey (Royal Cork Yacht Club and Crookhaven YC)…
The Optimist Irish Championships opened at Lough Derg Yacht Club today
Optimist
Lough Derg Yacht Club in County Tipperary plays host to two hundred and eight sailors from ten countries in this week's five-day, ten-race Optimist National and Open Championships. Today's opening ceremony took place at Dromineer. Led by pipers from the…
Royal St. George's Tom Higgins was the winner of the British Optimist Open Title
Optimist
Tom Higgins of the Royal St. George Yacht Club was the winner of the British Optimist Open Championships with a huge margin of 24–points in a fleet of 89 boats at Largs in Scotland at the weekend. The Dun Laoghaire…
Optimist sailors will  contest ten races during the five-day event at Lough Derg Yacht Club
Optimist
205 sailors have registered for the Irish National Optimist and Open Championship at Lough Derg Yacht Club, Dromineer, Co.Tipperary from Monday 15th to Friday 19th August 2016. One hundred and fifty five (155) will sail in the Main Fleet and…
The Irish 'Oppie' Euro team in Italy this week include Alana Coakley RstGYC, Fiona Ferguson NYC, Leah Rickard NYC, Moss Simmington RstGYC, David White Team Coach, Hugh Turvey NYC and HYC, Michael Crosbie RCYC, Harry Tuomey RCYC and Conor Gorman NYC
Optimist
Racing at the Optimist European Championships in Crotone in Southern Italy was postponed this morning again after a long postponement yesterday after which one race was sailed in 25–knots and large seas. The event opened last Friday. The conditions so far have…

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