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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.

Gala Ball celebrating 60 Years of MYC

Our Guest of Honour on Saturday evening was the Mayor of Fingal, Cllr.Anthony Lavin and other guests included representatives from Howth Yacht Club, Skerries Sailing Club, Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club, Malahide Golf Club and Malahide Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club A surprise feature was the presentation of specially commissioned ‘Past Commodore’ lapel pins to the 14 past Commodores in attendance …

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Cruising Logs -present and past.

Cruising Logs completed by Club Members detailing their travels this season are now available. We’re happy to post more logs of member’s interesting travels if skippers should submit them (in digital form if at all possible). Cruising Group

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24 HOUR SAIL in BROADMEADOWS

After last year’s successful event, DCU Surfn’Sail joined up with DIT Sailing for another 24hr Sail in aid of The Ocean Cleanup campaign, to try tackle a huge problem affecting our seas, which is rubbish! This year, the campaign included a talk for our juniors and parents on the Around Ireland Race and also provided an opportunity for 6 of …

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60th Anniversary Gala Ball

    To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Malahide Yacht Club, we invite you to a Gala Ball in The Grand Hotel, Malahide on Saturday 17th November 2018.

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2018 HYC Autumn League

-Congratulations to Kahera Kahera helmed by skipper Russell Camier came out on top of the MYC boats taking part in the Cruiser III taking home second prize (Echo) from the HYC Autumn League Series. The final race of seven was sailed in champagne sailing conditions where the R.O. set a course in 12 knots of south westerly winds and temperatures of 18 deg. Some thirty sailors represented MYC at the event this …

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Cruiser Racing Round Up

Encore, home from her Mediterranean home this year, taking part in club racing, headed off to Scotland for the Scottish Series and then on to West Cork racing again at Calves Week featuring in the top three at both events. Tobago headed to Scotland where it changed hands and the Tobago crew came back on board their new boat, Phixius. …

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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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