Monday , 16 October 2017

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.

A 24hour sail takes a lot more than 24hrs!!

The planning and preparation for an event like this was “a bit more than we expected, however it holds nothing in comparison to an actual Olympic campaign” says young Colm Roche, chief organiser of the recent 24 hour marathon held in Broadmeadows in support of the Dickson Waddilove 49er Ireland Olympic Fund. Robert Dickson & Sean Waddilove are pictured first …

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TABLE QUIZ

As the nights draw in may we add a new social event for your Autumn Diary? A series of Fun Quiz Nights start on Saturday 14th October in St James’s Terrace – starting each night at 8pm sharp. The second quiz night will be on Saturday 18th November and we will finish the season with a Bumper Christmas Quiz in …

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24 Hour Sail Fundraising for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Campaign

Team Dickson Waddilove 49er Ireland Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove, both members of DCU Surf ‘n’ Sail Club are fundraising for the 2017 / 2018 season to take part in an important Olympic qualifying regatta, the World Championships taking place in Aarhus, Denmark. Qualifying and sailing in the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 is their dream, sailing in the 49er …

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FEVAS IN ACTION AT SKERRIES REGATTA

Three of our Club Fevas headed to Skerries for their Annual Junior Regatta last weekend.  With strong winds forecast for the afternoon, Skerries wasted no time in getting boats on the water and racing underway. Three races, back-to-back, in record time, had everyone back in for 2pm.  Probably the fastest speed regatta ever at the Club! The Fevas were in a mixed fleet, some great competitive …

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DUBLIN PORT TALK

As part of the RDS Library Speaker Series on Wednesday 29th November at 18:30 in the Minerva Suite in the RDS, Capt. Michael McKenna talks about the ‘Current and Future Challenges of the Dublin Port Company’. This presentation will give insights into the Port Operations from the perspective of the Harbour Master. Admission is free and open to the public, …

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Optimist News

The wind Gods back for Leinsters! The Anemoi is the collective term for ALL four wind Gods within Greek mythology, each of them corresponding to one of the four cardinal directions: North Wind: Boreas South Wind: Notus East Wind: Eurus West Wind: Zephyrus This year without exception these Gods only showed their muscle when the MYC crew left their home …

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DINGHY REGATTA SUCCESS

The MYC Dinghy Regatta, kindly sponsored by Avolon, attracted an entry of 73 boats and boards across seven classes, with success for several MYC sailors too. The Lasers (19 boats in total) saw an MYC clean sweep with Sean Anglim, Sarah Jayne Gallagher and Cliona Fitzpatrick taking the honours in the Full, Radial and 4.7 rigs respectively. George O’Connor headed …

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT TALKS START UP AGAIN

SJT Upper Deck

To start the season of very popular Wednesday talks we are delighted to welcome Joe Varley to speak on the topic of ‘Smuggling in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Ireland’ Wednesday 20th September at 8 PM. Clubhouse, St James terrace . Har! Har! Me Hearties

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420 Sailing

For any sailors who are considering the 420 as their next boat the 420 Association will  be offering the opportunity to come along and try sailing the Association boats as part of an open day at their training event on the 28th, 29th and the 30th October at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. Whether you wish to helm or try …

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FRIDAY NIGHT DINING STARTS AGAIN

SJT Upper Deck

Join us on Friday 25th August from 7.30 PM for a new season of Friday Night Dining on the last Friday of the month: Cost €20, to include a three-course buffet meal with starter, main course (choice from two options) and dessert. Pay on the night but please book your place in advance using on-line reservation or text. To start …

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