IODAI Events

International Optimist Dinghy Association of Ireland

For more details on all Event dates : Link

Please note this is an Extract from : IODAI’s all-new Information pages.

These pages are in the form of FAQ’s and split into three sections:

1. A beginner’s Guide For parents and sailors who are thinking about taking up Optimist Sailing and want to know some of the basics e.g. where are Optimists sailed; advice on buying a boat; what is the Regatta Fleet: how to get more involved

2. New parents and sailors: For parents and sailors who have recently joined the Irish Optimist Circuit.  This section aims to answer all the questions you’ve been afraid to ask e.g. what are the Trials? What is Braassemermeer? How do I get invited to the trials?   Can I sail my Optimist at International events?  What Training and coaching can I avail of?

3. Regatta Fleet policy statement: Our policy statement has changed with regard to the Regatta Fleet please refer to the statement if you intend to have a child in the Regatta Fleet in 2010.

Note:  The Information contained in these pages is specifically for those taking up Optimist sailing and those in the early stages.  News of events, results and current class information are usually contained within our Home page which has links to all the latest news items.

If you can’t find the answer to any questions you have about the Optimist Class please e-mail our honorary secretary on honsec@iodai.comwho will be only too willing to help.  Alternatively why not ask a committee member.  We are all approachable and if you don’t know who we are, have a look at where you will see photographs of the current committee.  You are bound to recognise someone.

Finally, please be aware that the FAQ’s within these pages are only as good as the questions asked.  If you can’t find the answer or think that these pages should contain other answers, please e-mail the webmaster on who will be only too willing to answer your question and will also include it within these pages so that others will benefit.

Remember:  The only stupid question is the one you didn’t ask!

Follow these links to the FAQ Section you require:

A beginner’s Guide

New parents and sailors