Junior events

Connachts Open for Entries Now

The Cois Sionna Credit Union Connachts are open for entries now. The next event this year is the Connachts, which are taking place in Foynes Yacht Club on June 11th and 12th.Regular Entry Fee is €60 and the closing date is Friday 27th May. (Late Entry Fee: €120 & final closing date is Wednesday 1st June)

 Please enter via the Iodai website

If you have any queries please contact Rebecca Hall and Clodagh O’Connor

Optimist Leinsters 2016 – Report

The Optimist Leinsters took place in the Royal St George Yacht Club on Saturday 14th May and Sunday 15th May.

20 young sailors from the NYC took part in this event: Charlie Cullen, Conor Gorman, Eoghan Turner, Fiona Ferguson, Hugh O’Connor, Leah Rickard, Louis- Marie Jullo, Natasha Hemeryck and Nathan Van Steenberge entered Senior Fleet…

Optimist Events 2016

Don’t forget to enter the Leinster’s!

The Leinster’s will take place on May 14th & 15th in the RstGYC. Please enter now via the events page on the IODAI WEBSITE and remember Closing Date: Friday 29th April

If you have any queries please contact Rebecca Hall or Eavan Mc Carthy”


Update on theTopper Traveller 2016

The first Topper Traveller weekend was hosted by East Down Yacht Club (EDYC) on Sunday 10th of April.

Three races were held on the Sunday in strong South Easterly conditions, circa 18 to 22 knots with 47 entries. Thankfully the rain held off and the blue sky and sunshine made for a pleasant but cold day on the water.




Laser Event Schedules 2016

Ulsters Co Antrim YC (Whitehead) Apr 23-4

Connachts Lough Derg YC Jul 2-3

Leinsters National YC Jul 16-7

Nationals Galway BaY SC Aug 18-21



Optimist 2016 Programme

Here are a list of the Optimist Events for 2016:

For further details please go to

If you have any queries re Optimist Sailing please contact Rebecca Hall or Eavan Mc Carthy at NYC