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Up to five sailors will be chosen at the ISA Youth Pathway Nationals to join the ISA 4.7 Squad at Ballyholme Yacht Club
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Annalise Murphy is just one of four evening talks taking place at the ISA Youth Sailing National Championships, being held at Ballyholme Yacht Club, 19-23 April. As Afloat.ie reported previouslty, it is the first time the event has been sailed…
IOCA UK will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Optimist, first designed in 1947
Optimist
IOCA UK announces it will host a Champion of Champions Race at its 2017 British Nationals in celebration of 70 years of the Optimist Dinghy. To be held at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, this invitation only event…
Baltimore Sailing Club Commodore Michael Walsh
Island Nation
I was in Baltimore Sailng Club last week for the annual training camp run by the Optimist Association when 130 young sailors braved and overcame what were at times quite testing sailing conditions. I watched with admiration the impressive organisation…
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…

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