IRISH OPTIMIST National & Open Championships

August 15th - 19th, 2016, Lough Derg Yacht Club

Lough Derg Yacht Club Oppie Nationals 2016


This Event is now open for registration.

All competitors are requested to download and complete the following forms and bring to Lough Derg Yacht Club at Registration.

This Event is now open for registration on the IODAI website – click on the register button below.

Regular Entry Fee: €160 – Closing Date: Friday 29th July

Late Entry Fee: €260 – up to Wednesday 3rd August

Please Note

There will be NO ACCESS to the Club on Friday or Saturday before the event, as we have another event in progress.


The use of hoverboards, skateboards and drones are NOT ALLOWED on Club grounds during the event.


Starting sequence is outlined in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions.

Important Dates

Overseas Team Entries: TBC

Overseas individual entries close: TBC

Irish Entries Close: Aug 3RD

Event Schedules

Sunday, 14th August 2016

1RegistrationSunday09:00 - 12:30 UPSTAIRS AREA
2Submission of Measurement DocumentsSunday10:00 - 12:00UPSTAIRS AREA
3RegistrationSunday13:30 - 16:30UPSTAIRS AREA
4Submission of Measurement DocumentsSunday14:00 - 16:00UPSTAIRS AREA
5Opening CeremonySunday17:00assemble in public car park

Our Platinum Event Sponsors

Check Who Makes This Event Possible!

Zhik - High Performance Sailing Wear
The Jelly Bean Factory sponsors of Optimist Nationals 2016 in LDYC
Dubarry sponsors of Optimist Nationals 2016 in LDYC
North Sails Go Beyond sponsors of Optimist Nationals 2016 in LDYC
Waterways Ireland
Irelands Ancient East sponsors of Optimist Nationals 2016 in LDYC
Tilman Brewin Dolphin Platinum sponsors of Optimist Nationals 2016 in LDYC

Travel Information


Lough Derg Yacht Club
Tipperary, Ireland


Irish Ferries Discount

Competitors traveling from the UK can avail of the IODAI Irish Ferries discount.

The discount only applies to morning and evening ferry crossings.

To avail of the discount please contact David O’Connor at david.o’

Early Arrivals

Competitors arriving early for the event i.e. before Sunday the 14th of August should contact Claire Toohey at or by phone at +353 67 24455 to arrange access to the Boat park and club facilities.