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About Malahide Yacht Club

HISTORY

Malahide Yacht Club was established in 1958 with the objective of “promoting and encouraging sailing” and in the years since its formation, it has been one of the most successful sports clubs in a town rich in sporting heritage.

An Olympic Silver Medal (in 1980), representation at ten of the last twelve Olympic Games and 28 National Championship winners in eight different dinghy classes are impressive achievements but the Club is also proud of its contribution to introducing the sport to hundreds of children and adults over the years.

Broadmeadows Dinghy Sailing Centre on the Upper Estuary.
Broadmeadows Dinghy Sailing Centre on the Upper Estuary.

MYC is unique in the sailing world in that it has two separate clubhouses and two distinctly different sailing waters. The inland Upper Estuary – known as the Broadmeadow Water – provides ideal, non-tidal conditions for dinghy sailing, racing and sail training. Facilities there include a large and secure dinghy storage pen (housing over 100 boats) and a modern, state-of-the-art clubhouse which was re-built and re-opened in 2012 as the Club’s Dinghy Sailing Centre. The Broadmeadows is widely recognised as the best place to learn to sail in Ireland. For directions to Broadmeadows from around the country click HERE

 

 

St James Terrace Clubhouse
St James Terrace Clubhouse

 

The older clubhouse at St. James’s Terrace (between the Tennis Club and Scout Den) overlooking the tidal Lower Estuary is built on the site of the Club’s original wooden pavilion. It is the base for the Club’s cruising and keelboat racing enthusiasts and also houses the Club’s bar, catering and function facilities. Members’ boats are kept in either Malahide Marina or on moorings in the Estuary channel.

The Club is run by an Executive Committee headed by the Commodore, with officers in charge of such matters as Finance, Secretarial, House, Social, Facilities, Dinghies and Keelboats, and with Class Captains for the various fleets.

Topaz Team Racing Open Championship – Entries Now Open!

Following on from the excellent team racing experience last autumn in MYC, the club will host a team racing event on 1 July next. The event will cater for teams of three boats and will be sailed in boats supplied by Malahide Yacht Club, part of our Topaz fleet. Each boat will be sailed by a crew of two. Entries are welcome from clubs …

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Cruise in Company to Howth

Summer is here and sunscreen is being liberally applied. Time to take a little time out from racing and have a relaxing sail in company to the seaside town of Howth where we will dine in the comfortable surroundings of Howth Yacht Club. The plan is weather permitting: Saturday  23rd June depart Malahide  at 11.30 am for lunch in HYC at 13.30, relax and take in the …

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Cruiser Racing Report 

Local club cruiser racing took a break this week so that our cruising sailors could support the HYC ‘Wave Regatta’. Four  MYC boats, Kahera, Shenanigans, Buster and Mon Reve took part in the event over the weekend competing against boats and crews who travelled from the UK and clubs across the Ireland. With a rotation of crew we saw 26 of …

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Thursday Evening Dinghy Racing

Evening Dinghy Racing for the summer season starts on Thursday 31st May. Our novice sailors (both young and old) are encouraged to sail on our Thursday evenings to practice their skills. Club boats are available to hire.  Contact the relevant class captain in advance to pre-book so you won’t be disappointed. Check out the club’s Event Calendar just on the …

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MYC 60th Anniversary Presentation

The next Wednesday Night Talk will be on 30th May at 8 PM in the SJT clubhouse. This special evening will celebrate the Club’s 60th Anniversary this year – many memories and saluting our progress since the Club was formed in 1958. Come and enjoy a walk down memory lane with a visual presentation given by Graham Smith, one of the …

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Get your yellow on -UPDATE

A Fantastic Yellow #MaydayEveryday Dinner at Malahide Yacht Club ! A wonderful evening in SJT last Friday evening last saw our very dedicated team raise €1630 for Howth RNLI. A wonderful drinks reception and canapés followed by dinner, an after-dinner presentation by Ian Sheridan, Deputy Coxswain of Howth Lifeboat. This was followed in turn by an auction and raffle. Thank you to our sponsors Caulfield’s Supervalu Malahide The Old School …

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ANYONE FOR CRICKET?

Malahide Cricket Club is again running its Taverners’ Cricket event in aid of LauraLynn and is inviting local sports clubs to participate on FRIDAY 22nd JUNE. MYC has entered a team over the years and it would be good to support such a worthy cause in a fun event. Previous experience in cricket is not essential but if you’ve played hockey, …

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Win-Win @ The IODAI Ulster Championships

A very big thank you to all our members who came out in their droves to help ensure that this event was a success. A win onshore! Before, we got onto the water we had a win. Over 70 members participated in everything from sponsorship, communications, logistics, race management, results, grounds management, catering, parking allocation, trolley collecting, rescue and support. The level …

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Friday’s Cruiser Race moved to Thursday!

Please note that the originally scheduled race for Friday  (Series 1 Race 6) has now been brought forward to Thursday 24th at the same time. This is to facilitate those wishing to support the MYC Annual RNLI MAYDAY Dinner on Friday

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Volvo Optimist Ulster Championships 2018

The final preparations are under way for the weekend . . . . . Malahide Yacht Club members together with our very generous sponsor Volvo at Joe Duffy are looking forward to welcoming all the participants and their families to the Malahide YC Dinghy Sailing Centre at the Broadmeadows Estuary, Malahide for what will hopefully be a weekend of excellent racing. LOCATION OF …

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