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Skerries Sailor Tops Irish Optimist Trials for Euro Champs at Royal St.George YC
#optimist – 14 young sailors from ten different Irish yacht clubs make up the team to represent Ireland at the Optimist Europeans that will be held in the home waters of Dun Laoghaire in July. Skerries Sailing Club sailor Peter Fagan…
Royal St.George Preparing for 'Record' Optimist Euro Champs
#opti – With just under four months left to the opening ceremony of the Optimist European Championships, the Royal Saint George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire is preparing itself for a record entry. To date 43 countries have entered teams totalling…
Irish Optimist Youth Sailing Season Already Underway
#optimist – Yesterday Optimist sailors in Cork and Dublin were packing a punch into training in Cork and Dublin writes Claire Bateman. Royal Cork YC members of the Irish Optimist Squad were training at Howth Yacht Club and other RCYC…
Royal Cork YC Launches CH Marine Optimist National Championships 2014
#optimist – The CH Marine Irish Optimist National and Open Championships 2014 preparations are well underway and the team at the Royal Cork Yacht Club are making plans for this exciting event due to be held in the Harbour in…
Over 100 Optimist Dinghy Sailors Heading for Baltimore Sailing Club Training Camp
#opti – The Optimist fleet heads for Baltimore Sailing Club from Saturday the 15th until Friday the 21st of February with up to 161 children participating in a popular mid–term winter training programme.  The IODAI have 16 coaches, both international and…
Optimist Dinghy Vid Shows Youngsters Training in Big Waves off Cork Coast
#optimist – Young Optimist dinghy sailor Chris Bateman (12) from Cork Harbour has been making great use of recent training sessions and compiled recent winter sailing clips in to an 'extreme opti sailing' youtube video. Bateman (sail number 1443) and Tom…
Optimist Class Seek Sailing Coaches for Busy 2014 Season
#optimist – The Optimist class is seeking three sailing coaches for international duty next season. Applications are sought for coaching IODAI Optimist Teams at International Events in 20141) Europeans 12-20th July 2014 (Dublin: Royal St George Yacht Club)2) The international development…
Optimist National Squad Announced for 2013/14
#optimist –  The 2013/14 Irish Optimist Squad has been announced.  The objective of the squad s to teach Irish junior sailors to train efficiently in their major sport, expose them to international racing, increase their experience and enjoyment of the sport and…
Calling All Optimist Dinghy Sailors! Malahide Yacht Club to Host Class Reunion
#opti – Beijing Olympian Ciara Peelo, a former Optimist sailor, is organising a reunion of Irish Optimist dinghy sailors young and old next month (October 12) at Malahide Yacht Club in North Dublin. The idea is to get as many people…
Royal Cork Optimist Sailors Dominate Breezy Howth Leinster Championships
#opti – In a show of strength for Royal Cork Yacht Club youth sailing, the Munster club took the top three places in the Optimist Leinster Championships senior fleet and also won the junior fleet at this weekend's Leinster Championships…
Optimist Irish Open Championship Victory Goes to Visitors on Blustery Dublin Bay
#oppienationals– British Optimist champion Milo Gill Taylor produced another string of consistent scores in blustery conditions to win the ten race Irish Optimist Open Series in Dun Laoghaire at the weekend. The Spinnaker Sailing Club visitor from Hampshire was 12–points clear in…
Optimists Lead By UK & German Sailors on Dublin Bay, Rickard Tops Irish
#optimist – Loghlen Rickard of the host club leads local hopes in second overall at the Jelly Bean Factory sponsored Irish Optimist Championships in Dun Laoghaire but English and German sailors are top of the senior and junior fleets after…
Early Lead Taken By Visitors at Jelly Bean Irish Optimist Nationals
#Optimist – Warsash Optimist sailor Robbie King leads the senior fleet of the 190–boat Irish Optimist national championships at the National Yacht Club this morning. The championship sponsred by the Jelly Bean Factory began yesterday with senior, junior and regatta…
Durcan Optimist Twins Top in Largs, National Yacht Club Prepares for Nationals
#optimist – Royal Cork's Harry Durcan in 70th place overall was the best of a five boat Irish team at the 51st Optimist World Championship on Lake Garda in Italy last week and this week Durcan is best of Irish Optimist hopes…
Durcan's 70th is Top Spot for Irish Optimist at Italian Worlds
#OPTI – The 51st Optimist World Championship, organised by Fraglia Vela Riva, Lake Garda Trentino-Italy finished yesterday and a five boat Irish team posted the following results: Harry Durcan 70th, Megan Parker 96th, Johnny Durcan 99th, Alix Buckey 156th, and…
Irish Optimist Team Seeking World Honours on Lake Garda
#Optimist – On Wednesday, five Irish Optimist sailors will join almost 250 other sailors from 54 countries for the Optimist World Championships on Lake Garda, Italy. Racing will continue until Thursday July 25th with a rest day in between. The…

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