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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.

Dinghies Frostbite Series

Already 4 weeks into the first Frostbite Series of the season and a total of eight races have been contested to date, with as many as 9 Lasers racing each week, joined by some 420s, Topaz and Optimist sailors. Temperatures have remained mild and wind conditions have ranged from the very light to a moderate 15+knots providing some great sailing conditions …

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Dinghy Frostbite Series

Already 4 weeks into the first Frostbite Series of the season and a total of eight races have been contested to date, with as many as 9 Lasers racing each week, joined by some 420s, Topaz and Optimist sailors. Temperatures have remained mild and wind conditions have ranged from the very light to a moderate 15+knots providing some great sailing conditions …

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HYC Autumn League update 2018 -Race 6

The Higginbotham team of father, son and crew pulled off a great win in the HYC Autumn league last weekend taking first place on Echo for Race 6 of the series. The wind was rather variable –from 1 knot to 13 with wind shifts of everything in between and very heavy rain. The R.O. set up a course 003,   …

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Laying Up Supper -Tickets on sale NOW

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR ALL MEMBERS Ticket sales open to all club members NOW Until midnight on Sunday next 21st October For further details of the Laying Up Supper or to book tickets For more details and to book . . .

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First Aid Course

The importance of having First Aid knowledge cannot be underestimated for unexpected situations that can arise at home, in the community, while socializing or during a sailing event.  The greatest benefit of First Aid is that it allows those trained with a potentially life saving ability to assist / maintain an injured or ill person, until an ambulance arrives at …

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Mail Boat Leinster Centenary Commemoration

We had a note late on Wednesday from the Mail Boat Leinster Centenary Commemoration Committee, who would like to draw your attention a series of events that will be taking place over the next few days or so as we head towards the actual centenary date of the 10th of October, the date the R.M.S. Leinster sank with the loss of 569 lives. …

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Table Quiz time again!

As the nights draw in may we add a new social event for your Autumn Diary? Our very popular series of Fun Quiz Nights will start on Saturday 22nd September in St James’s Terrace. The essential details  – teams of four, cost €20 per team, starting each night at 8pm sharp. Our quiz master for September will be Alan Johns. …

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Dinghy Frostbite Series

The MYC Dinghy Frostbites series started Saturday last, 22nd September. This year we are running 2 separate series and also opening it to members from other clubs. The events are open to Lasers (all Rigs), Fevas, 420’s, Optimists, Topaz, Konas etc. Series 1 – 7 Saturdays, from 22nd September to 3rd November, 2 races each day, first gun at 3pm …

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Friday Dining -September

Our very popular Friday Dining kicks off with drinks at 19:30 this Friday evening, this month we plan a delicious buffet supper with three courses for just €21.50 -pay on the evening but please do book in advance. To check out the menu and / or  to reserve a table online just click HERE

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