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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…
Optimist Class Flag Heralds European Champs for Royal St. George YC
#opti – The Irish European Optimist team return home later today (Monday) from the 2013 European Championships on Lake Balaton, Hungary, an event that had its fair share of light winds. The team - RCYC's Richard McGinley and Rebecca O'Shaughnessy, NYC's…
Gorman Best of Irish Optimists as Light Winds Prevail on Lake Balaton
#Opti – Organisers at the European Optimist championships in Lake Balaton, Hungary where an Irish team is competing are struggling to complete races in just five knots of breeze.Only about half of the scheduled races have been sailed up to lunch…
Optimist Juniors Heading for Galway Bay Sailing Club
#opti – This weekend Galway Bay Sailing Club are hosting the Connaught Optimist Championships 2013 in Renville Oranmore, County Galway. GBSC has been preparing for the event for some weeks now and the club is expecting to have approximately 120 children…
Irish Optimist European Team to Compete on Lake Balaton
#optimist – The Irish Optimist European Sailing team flew to Hungary yesterday to compete at the Optimist European Championships on Lake Balaton from the 30th June to 6th July.
Junior Dinghy Class Gets Event Sponsor for Irish Title Fight
#optimist – On line insurance specialist,, is to sponsor the 2013 Irish National and Open Optimist dinghy sailing Championships, to be hosted by the National Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire in August. The event is anticipated to attract well…
Irish Optimist Worlds, European & International Teams Announced
Three Irish junior sailing squads were announced at Royal Cork Yacht Club last weekend at the end of the Irish Optimist class trials in Cork Harbour. The top 56 Optimist youth sailors in Ireland were in Royal Cork Yacht Club…

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