Friday , 20 April 2018
Breaking News
Home » About Malahide Yacht Club

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.

Launching Supper

The Launching Supper last Friday night was a great success and thanks go to Anne Molloy and her team for ensuring everything went smoothly on the night. A group of 70+ members gathered in SJT and enjoyed wonderful drinks (everyone loves those new rather large ballon gin glasses) and canapés followed by a buffet style meal. We had a lovely message …

Read More »

On your Marks . . . .

The club’s mark-laying team was in action last weekend to lay the Donabate and Hoskyns marks in advance of the first Cruiser race of the season next Saturday 21st April. First gun is 1355hrs. All cruiser racing and general cruiser sailors are invited to come and join in the sail which is scheduled to circumnavigate Ireland’s Eye and return to Malahide. Anybody …

Read More »

Volvo Optimist Ulster Championships 2018

            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. The Volvo Optimist Ulster Championships 2018 Location of clubhouse Malahide YC …

Read More »

2018 Dinghy Class Captains

2018 DINGHY CLASS CAPTAINS! A warm welcome, and sincere thanks to all who have volunteered to take on new Class Captain roles this year and those who are continuing in the role for another year.  At MYC we offer exciting sailing and racing for dinghies at our Broadmeadows Centre over a range of junior and adult classes and abilities. Our …

Read More »

Table Quiz

We look forward to another excellent evening from 20:00 with quiz master Alan Davidson. As usual Tables of 4 people for €20. Come and join the fun and in the process raise funds for our various nominated club projects. And part of the fun is that You, the participating members, get to vote where the funds will be spent. Funds into …

Read More »

ICC Course

Cruising

International Certificate of Competency (ICC) Theory Course The aim of the ICC is to provide boat owners and people wishing to charter boats, with an internationally recognised document certifying their competence to skipper a boat for recreational use. In Ireland the Irish Sailing Association are the issuing authority for ICCs. We would like to invite expressions of interest for this …

Read More »

MYC Optimist Spring Training

Optimist Training Dates: We start our optimist training program which will run for 4 weeks right up to the start of our Ulster Optimist Championship on the 19/20 May 2018. THIS EVENT CATERS FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS. Only 2 places left for the Spring Optimist Coaching Series. The final closing date is this Friday 20 April at 1pm sharp. Training dates as follows, starting …

Read More »

MYC Assistant Race Officer / Race Officer (OOD) Training Course

This OOD training will encompass both Cruiser and Dinghy racing. All those interested in taking part please confirm your interest in attending this course to course organiser Colm Wynne. Email colm.wynne@gmail.com. those who express an interest will be sent a .pdf copy of a the MYC OOD Role and Duties document which is well worth a pre-read prior to the practical session. Colm also suggests …

Read More »