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Irish Optimist Class Launch Training Initiative for Junior Fleet Sailors

31st October 2019
The new Junior Development Squad is a training initiative designed for the younger less experienced sailors in the Irish Optimist fleet The new Junior Development Squad is a training initiative designed for the younger less experienced sailors in the Irish Optimist fleet

To capture the enthusiasm and momentum of the growing Optimist dinghy fleet, IODAI (Irish Optimist Dinghy Association) has launched a new training initiative for junior fleet sailors, known as the “Junior development Squad”.

Tim Lucas, President of IODAI says “Our focus is the development of optimist sailing in all clubs throughout Ireland and we wanted to develop the sailing skills of the new juniors within our fleet. This “JDS” - Junior Development Squad is a training initiative designed for the younger less experienced sailors in the fleet, ideally, those sailors under 12 who wish to improve their skills sets, over the winter period”

This personalised training schedule will take place over a period of two weekends cumulating with participation at our very successful Baltimore training week.

This programme is due to start the 5th November 2019, so those interested in participating in this “IODAI Development Squad for 2020” can find more details here

The annual Baltimore Week is open to all sailors in February 2020 during the mid-term from 16-21 Feb 2020.

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