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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…
Royal Cork's Oisin Pierse leads the Optimist Munster Championships in Cork Harbour
Fresh from his IODAI Optimist Trials success at Ballyholme at Easter, Royal Cork's Oisin Pierse has taken the overall lead on home waters at the Optimist Munster Championships after four races sailed in the 46-boat senior fleet.  119 boats in three fleets are…
Oisin Pierse of the Royal Cork Yacht wins the last race (and the overall title) of the 2022 IODAI Optimist Trials on Belfast Lough
Two race wins on the final day for Oisin Pierse (Royal Cork Yacht Club) sealed the IODAI Optimist Trials at Ballyholme Yacht Club in the 49-boat fleet on Sunday. The Cork Harbour talent finished the youth sailing series with five race wins from a…
Oisin Pierse of the Royal Cork Yacht Club, winning Race 9 of the IODAI 2022 Optimist Trials
Oisin Pierse of the Royal Cork Yacht Club leads the IODAI Optimist Trials at Ballyholme Yacht Club with the final races to be sailed on Sunday. The 49-boat Optimist fleet is the largest sailing at this weekend's Youth Sailing Championships…
A group of Ukrainian protesters on a motor boat, most of them children, tried to block Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s 456-foot superyacht Solaris from docking at the Turkish port city of Bodrum on Monday, March 21, according to local media
A superyacht linked to sanctioned billionaire and Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich was met with a protest as it arrived at port in Bodrum, Turkey. Members of the Optimist dinghy Sailing Team Ukraine met the vessel in a small…
Optimist Training Camp at Lough Derg Yacht Club
Lough Derg Yacht Club, with the support of Dinghy Performance, will be running three days of mid-term coaching for Optimist sailors from Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 February 2022. “We are sure this is going to be a great event…
Rio Olympic Silver medalist Annalise Murphy with Optimist sailors at Malahide during the Optimist Dinghy National Training Week
The final stop on the Optimist dinghy calendar found this intrepid bunch of sailors and their families back in Malahide Yacht Club for the IODAI National Training Week 27-30th October sponsored by CH Marine, the Grand Hotel and Dinghy Performance.…
Sailors from all over Ireland have entered Optimist 'National Training Week' at Malahide Yacht Club and excitement is starting to build.
The IODAI in conjunction with Malahide Yacht Club will be hosting the junior Optimist dinghy National Training week 27-30th October. Although normally part of the Youth Sailing Nationals, due to COVID safety measures in 2021 the decision was made to organise…
The Optimist Munster Championship fleet raced from the Paddy's Point slipway
Fourteen-year-old William Walsh of the National Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire won the 35-boat Senior fleet after six races sailed at the Optimist Munster Championships in Cork Harbour. Walsh won by nine points from Howth Yacht Club's Des Turvey. Third was Royal…

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