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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…
200–Boat CH Marine Optimist Nationals Begins at Royal Cork Yacht Club
#optimists – 200 Optimist sailors gathered at Royal Cork Yacht Club for the Opening Ceremony of the CH Marine Irish Optimist National Championships to be raced in Cork Harbour this weekend writes Claire Bateman. The ceremony was preceded by a…
Durcan Leads Irish Challenge as UK Optimists Reach Half Way Stage
#optimist – Royal Cork's Harry Durcan leads the Irish charge in 22nd place at the halfway mark of a massive 173–boat Optimist British & Open National Championships. There were strong winds with gusts up to 23 knots created challenging condition…
Optimist Crosbie Cup Success for National YC's Conor Gorman
#optimist – Conor Gorman of the National Yacht Club won the Optimist Class's Crosbie Cup (limited to Silver Fleet competitors only) hosted for IODAI by Malahide Yacht Club and sponsored by TGI Fridays. Over the six-race series on the Broadmeadows,…
McCann & Gorman Top Irish as Optimist Euros Conclude on Dublin Bay
The final race of the Optimist European Sailing Championship had to be cancelled today (19 July) for safety reasons as fog thickened on Dublin Bay. Results from yesterday are thus unchanged. In the girls' event Ebru Bolat, sailing for the…
McCann Rises to Tenth, Gorman to 24th at Optimist Europeans, Dun Laoghaire
#oppiEuros2014 – After three days of glorious sunshine for the Optimist European Championships when Dublin Bay rivalled the Costa Smeralda, yesterday's fog was succeeded by what in Ireland is called a soft day – drizzle and mist - but at…
Defending Champions Fight Back at Optimist European Sailing Championships on Dublin Bay
#OptiEuros2014 – With a forecast for the weather to deteriorate tomorrow, which hitherto has been glorious, it was decided to change the original schedule and run two races today  at the Optimist European Sailing Championships on Dublin Bay. In fact…

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