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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.

Rockabill Rally BBQ

Join us for a fun evening and BBQ in SJT on Saturday 25th after the Rockabill Rally. Whether you are sailing or just want to share the stories of the days sailing we will be gathering in the clubhouse from 7pm with a BBQ scheduled for 7:30pm.  Please book your preferences and numbers by the evening of Wednesday 22nd latest …

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Keelboat Training commencing at MYC!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to go sailing out of Malahide Estuary and around Fingal Bay area?  Well now’s your chance!  Sailing is the perfect antidote to a busy week at the office!  Enjoy picturesque Malahide from the water, and explore the Fingal Bay area taking in Donabate, Lambay, Skerries, and Ireland’s Eye while learning the essentials of …

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Rockabill Rally

The annual Rockabill Rally takes place on Saturday 25th May departing from the Malahide Safewater Mark at 13:00, (Main racing fleet to set sail at 13:30 hrs) The rally will be followed by a prizegiving & BBQ planned that evening in SJT  Read more . . . and book Final Bookings for BBQ by midnight Wednesday please   Generally the …

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MYC Sailors Qualify

Over the past few of weeks many sailors young and old, parents and also many guests from other Yacht Clubs around the country, have been completing courses at MYC. These courses included – Safe Guarding, Emergency Care Course, Introduction to Power boating, Continuous Professional Development (Dinghy Instructor Renewals) Marine Radio VHF Short Range Certificate Course and National Powerboat Certificate Course. …

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IODAI Trails 2019

In the eye of the storm once more! Our qualifying sailors, James Anglim, Joanna Berry, Kate Campion, Glenda Gallagher, Ciara Paul and William Walsh, with their support crews headed down to Royal Cork Yacht Club last Wednesday to compete in a proposed series of 12 races run over 4 days, with the ultimate prize being qualification for one of the IODAI …

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Laser Coaching at MYC

Laser Coaching at MYC Our laser coaching got off to a great start on Saturday 4th May with 17 sailors taking part from Malahide YC, HYC and SSBC. Conor O’Beirne from RSGYC took the first group of 8 cadets out into a chilly 17 knot north easterly wind blowing onshore making launching a little tricky. They quickly warmed up as …

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Inter-Schools Regatta Greystones!

MYC was well represented at the Annual St. Gerard’s Inter-Schools Regatta in Greystones yesterday. 7 Sailors from Malahide Community School and 1 sailor from CUS complimented the 56 sailors who lined out on the day.  With 29 boats on the water, and classes ranging from 29ers, Fevas, 420s, toppers, lasers, oppies, and mirrors, this event produced a great display of colour, …

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First Race of 2019

Windsurfing Malahide

Our first dinghy race of the 2019 season takes place on Saturday 13th April with the First Gun for our 4 week early bird season at the usual 3pm with OOD Nick Berry with his assistant Tara. Thanks in advance to all our volunteers on both OOD and rescue duty this weekend. Our first cruiser race in the outer estuary takes …

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420 Class Leinster Regional Championships 

The sunny south-east delivered a fabulous weekend of racing for the #420Class Leinster Regional Championships held at Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club. Lucy Kane (East Antrim Boating Club) and Emma Gallagher (Malahide Yacht Club) won the 2019 Championship having won all 4 races on day 2, chased hard by Morgan Lyttle/Patrick Whyte in second and Ben Graf /Alexander Farrell in third. Whilst the forecast for …

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