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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.

MYC Sailing Instructors for 2018 – APPLY NOW!

Malahide Yacht Club is currently updating their database of instructors and coaches for 2018. If you wish to be considered for instructing or coaching work in 2018, please complete this application form and return it to thereseflavin@gmail.com   The Club will be short listing candidates for interview in December for the following instructor positions on their Summer Courses from applications …

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Dinghy Prize-giving 2017

Optimists There was a buzz and air of excitement and anticipation as the prizes for the Optimist year-end sailing were awarded last Saturday night. It was a fabulous year with many more Optimist sailors participating in away events, resulting in higher competition in club series racing. The Optimist racing series were dominated by Sophie Kilmartin, James Anglim and Jamie Wynne …

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RNLI Reindeer Run

Reindeer Run

The RNLI has kickstarted its festive season with the launch of the charity’s popular Reindeer Run in Dublin and Cork. Returning to Marlay Park in Rathfarnham on Sunday 19 November, the Dublin leg of this well-established event will raise funds to help volunteer crew at Skerries, Howth and Dun Laoghaire lifeboat stations to continue to save lives at sea. The reindeer run caters …

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Laying Up Supper 2017

Last few Tickets on sale now  (subject to availability) -but they’re going F A S T If you’d like to see the planned Menu just click here

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Wednesday Night Talks

Dermot Cronin will tell us about his entry in IRC Class 3 at the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race. It took nearly two years of planning and deliveries to get Encore from Greece to Cowes, including 4 of the race crew facing 24 hours of 40+ knot winds in the Bay of Biscay. Come hear the rest of the story . …

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MYC @ Howth Autumn League

Howth Yacht Club’s 6 week Autumn League series has this year attracted 140 boats from northside and southside clubs from mid-September to the finale this Saturday 21st October. This year, MYC is well represented in Cruiser 111 where we have the majority of entrants with Buster, Kahera, Shenanigans and Tobago, and in Cruisers IV by Encore and in Cruisers V …

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Aspiring Hero’s

 Passion is infectious and there is nothing more entertaining than seeing a fellow sailor deliver a talk on the virtues and fun of our sport. However, to captivate and entertain our Optimist and Feva sailors, (ages ranging from 9 – 13 years) for 60 minutes says volumes. Colm Roche managed this feat and gave an animated lesson on team racing, on rules, …

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Fun Table Quiz Series is Up and Running

Our first quiz was held on Saturday 14th October in SJT clubhouse. The small but seriously enthusiastic group of players created a great atmosphere and keen competition. Mr Bean is now well off the starting blocks. Next competition is planned for November. Please come and support this fun way to raise money for our most needed  areas in the club …

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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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