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Irish Optimists Set Sail in Euro Champs, Spain Leads The Fleet
#optimist – Spain made the biggest impact as their sailors won no fewer than six of the first 15 races of the 2015 Magic Marine Optimist European Championships at Plas Heli, Pwllheli in North Wales today (Sunday 19 July). In…
Eight Boat Irish Optimist Team Compete At Euro Champs in Pwllheli
#optieuros – Ireland is represented by a team of eight young sailors among 500 sailors from 37 nations competing at the Optimist European Championships at Pwllheli in North Wales today. Flags from the 37 competing nations were paraded through Pwllheli to…
Girls Triumph at Lough Ree Yacht Club Optimist Connachts
#optimist – The 2015 IODAI Optimist Connacht Championships took place over the weekend of the 11/12 July hosted by Lough Ree Yacht Club. The event attracted 137 entries. The Senior Fleet was won by Clare Gorman of the National Yacht…
Optimist Dinghies Race off Howth for Vice Presidents Team Racing Trophy 2015
#optimist – The Optimist class will be team racing in the waters off Howth Yacht Club this weekend competing against each other to get a winner of the VP Trophy with races umpired by national & international race umpires writes…
Howth Yacht Club's Harry Bell is Top Optimist at Ballyholme
#optimist – Howth Yacht Club's Harry Bell was the winner of a cut–short Optimist Ulster Championships at Ballyholme Yacht Club yesterday. Like other east coast sailing events Satuday's schedule was blown out and three races were sailed on Sunday. Lough…
Kinsale Yacht Club Optimist Ace Wins Munsters on Home Waters
#optimist – Optimist dinghy ace Micheal O'Suilleabhain of Kinsale Yacht Club took a well earned win on home waters yesterday with a ten–point margin in the senior fleet after six races sailed at the Munster championships. The 13–year–old beat the…
Big Optimist Dinghy Turn Out For Howth Yacht Club's 'Brassed Off' Cup
#optimist – Last weekend saw Howth Yacht Club host their annual Brassed Off Cup regatta for the Optimist dinghy class. The event which is traditionally held on Good Friday was postponed until the following day as a cold & blustery…
Baltimore Optimist Training Week Attracts 160 For Spring Break
#optimisttraining – IODAI, the International Optimist Dinghy Association of Ireland has over 160 signed up for its Spring training week (15th February – Friday 20th February) which is open to all IODAI members and will be held in Baltimore Sailing Club…
Royal St. George Sailor Finishes Top Irish at Optimist EuroMed Regatta
#euromed2014 – The Royal St. George's Grace O'Beirne was the top Irish youth sailor at the Malta based Euromed 2014 Optimist championships held immediately before Christmas. Nine races were sailed with two discards In a series sailed largely in winds from…
Ireland's Harry Durcan Competing at Optimist World Championships in Argentina
#optimistworlds – After eight races sailed of the Optimist World Championship at Club Nautico San Isidro, Argentina, Royal Cork's Harry Durcan is lying 22nd from 70 in his red flight of a massive 210–boats. The Munster youth had a difficult start…
IODAI Prepares for Optimist's Baltimore Spring Training 2015
#opti –The Irish Optimist Dinghy Association of Ireland (IODAI) will hold its spring training week at Baltimore Sailing Club in West Cork over the February 2015 Mid-term break. This is Ireland's largest sailing camp and generally caters for up to…
National YC Girls Win Senior Team Award at Optimist National Championships
#oppie – For the first time since 1983, the National Yacht Club (NYC) won the best senior team award at the Optimist National Championships held at the Royal Cork Yacht Club last weekend. The award is presented to the club…
Royal Cork's McCann Wins Irish Optimist Title, Kinsale's Ó Suilleabhán is Junior Champion
#optimist – Royal Cork's James McCann built on his fine European Optimist performance in Dun Laoghaire a month ago by winning the Irish Optimist dinghy class title on his home waters of Cork Harbour yesterday writes Claire Bateman. Scroll down…
Skerries SC Sailor Leads Into Final of CH Marine Optimist Nationals
#optimist – There's an Interesting scenario emerging for today's finale of the CH Marine Irish Optimist National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club writes Claire Bateman. After eight races and one discard Peter Fegan SSC leads the Senior Gold Fleet…
Frustration at CH Marine Optimist Nationals Day Two
#optimist – Day 2 of the CH Marine Irish Optimist National Championships saw a great buzz with competitors arriving at Royal Cork Yacht Club for today's racing in the CH Marine Irish Optimist National Championships in Crosshaven writes Claire Bateman.…
Durcan Counts OCS In First Race of CH Marine Optimist Championships
#optimist – The scene was set at Royal Cork Yacht Club this morning when some 190 competitors took to the water for the first day of racing at the CH Marine Irish Optimist National Championships writes Claire Bateman. The adrenaline…

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