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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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The Irish National Optimist Championships starting on Thursday 11th August at the Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Dublin Bay is expected to attract 200 entries but it is understood only four of these are from Northern…
Optimists on the start line for the Harbour Fleet at the RStGYC Cruickshank Junior Regatta on Wednesday 29 July
The Royal St George Yacht Club’s Cruickshank Junior Regatta on Wednesday 27 July was hailed by the Dun Laoghaire waterfront club as “a massive success”. A total of 142 youth sailors across 64 boats in the Main Fleet and 57…
The Optimist National Championships will be held at Dun Laoghaire Harbour from 11-14 August
Royal St George Yacht Club organisers expect up to 200 entries for this year's bumper Irish Optimist National Championships at Dun Laoghaire Harbour from 11-14 August. Over 190 entries have been received, with several dozen boats coming from the UK.…
98 boats competed at the Optimist Dinghy Connacht Championships on Galway Bay with sailors ranging in age from 7 to 14
The country’s young sailors treated observers to a feast of sailing action on Galway Bay last weekend for the Optimist dinghy Connacht Championships. 98 competing boats with sailors ranging in age from 7 to 14 took to the water against…
Optimist dinghy class
Johnny Shorten, Commodore of Galway Bay Sailing Club, has no doubts about the importance of the Optimist dinghy class Connacht Championships which his club is hosting this Saturday and Sunday, As Afloat reported previously, a hundred competitors are expected at…
The Irish Optimist fleet is heading to Galway Bay for its Connacht Championships on July 9 and 10
9th and 10th of July will see one of the largest competitive fleets seen in Galway Bay for many years take to the water for the Connacht Optimist Championships which is being hosted by Galway Bay Sailing Club. Up to…
Harry Dunne took first place in the Optimist Senior Main Gold Fleet at Skerries Sailing Club
Skerries Sailing Club was a hive of activity last weekend as 113 enthusiastic young sailors aged 8-15 gathered from all over Ireland for the second regional event on the 2022 IODAI circuit, the Optimist Leinster Championships. The sailing club put…
Councillor Marcia D'Alton Chair of the Carrigaline MDC; Rob Bateman, Optimist Class Class Captain at Royal Cork; Oisin Pierse, Winner Gold Fleet; Maurice Collins, Rear Admiral Dinghies, Royal Cork and Alex Walsh President of the IODAI
Royal Cork's Oisin Pierse (14) won the Optimist Munster Championships on home waters after six races sailed in a 46-boat senior fleet.  With three wins on his scorecard, the Gaelcholáiste Carrigaline schoolboy was nine points ahead of Royal St. George Yacht Club's Caoilinn…

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