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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.

Cruising Report: Series 3 Cruiser Race 2

Series 3 Cruiser Race 2 was held in a balmy 25 degrees with 10 – 12 knots of wind. Acting as race officer Shenanigans called for course D25  which included the Apex mark to starboard –  Portmarnock to starboard – the East mark to port and then to finish at the Malahide Safe Water mark.  The track from the navigation equipment …

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Changes to the Cruiser Racing Schedule

Due to lack of committed numbers the next two cruiser races have been postponed Wednesday the 22 Aug 2018 and Sunday the 26 Aug 2018 . We  hope to race instead on September the 8th with an earlier start time of 10:00 rather than the scheduled start at 11:00. This will hopefully give us time for two races back to back. Also as the Dinghy Regatta takes place this Saturday 25th there …

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Dinghy Regatta

We are delighted to announce The Grand Hotel once more as a sponsor for our Dinghy Regatta this year along with a great new sponsor Craft Insure.  Malahide Yacht Club together with our very generous sponsors are looking forward to welcoming sailors, both young and old, from the many other Dublin clubs to the Broadmeadows Dinghy Sailing Centre, Malahide for what will hopefully be a day of excellent …

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420 CONNAUGHT SUCCESS FOR GEMMA & EMMA

Congratulations to Gemma McDowell (above left) and Emma Gallagher who headed the entire fleet at Lough Ree Yacht Club last weekend to win the 420 Class Connaught Championship title. Six other MYC boats competed at the event. The girls recently competed in the 420 Junior Europeans in Seisimbra in Portugal.

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Everyone a Winner at the Double Ree!

Last weekend’s Double Ree Youth event was about much more than who took home the prizes.   MYC won plenty, but there was a lot more on offer. Racing amongst 4 different two-handed dinghies, 57 boats, 114 sailors, camping, sausages, swimming, ordering pizza at midnight, capsizing to cool down and having someone to sail with, to share the laughs and …

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Cruiser Regatta Prizegiving BBQ

BBQ & Prize-giving in our St James’s Terrace Clubhouse If you wish to take part in the BBQ please click on the link below to book and scroll to the bottom of the page     BBQ Menu (Food served from 18:30 – 20:00) 8oz Homemade Organic Steak burgers in a soft flour bap with mature cheddar cheese Cajun Marinated …

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Congratulations to Focuz Rockabill Winners for 2018 

The Rockabill Rally this  year was moved forward to June from May which proved a good decision as we got  champagne sailing  on the Irish sea. With the TW wind setting at 0 95 deg, 10 knots of wind with 10 minutes to the start the sailors were settling in to a good long fetch . . .however as with the …

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Unidentified Trailers in Dinghy Pen

  Continuing on from a very successful re-organisation of our Dinghy Pen at Broadmeadows, and the identification of over 60 dinghies which have now all been tagged for 2018, we are looking to identify the owners of 9 road trailers which have been left in the pen. We would appreciate if members who own these trailers could let us know, …

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