Dinghy Sailing – Upper Estuary
MYC’s dinghy sailing activities take place on the Broadmeadow Water, universally recognised in Irish sailing circles as the finest stretch of water on which to learn to sail and enjoy the sport as a leisure or competitive activity.
The fact that the Club has produced six Olympians and 28 national champions who each learned to sail there is testimony to that claim.
The Club provides sailing and racing for four classes – Laser, Optimist and Topaz dinghies and Kona windsurfers – and has a fleet of more than 12 club boats available for members to rent for training or racing.
MYC was one of the first Irish clubs to adopt the Irish Sailing Association’s highly acclaimed Junior Sailing Programme and every year, a large number of juniors are introduced to the sport or their skills further improved in courses run by fully qualified Instructors.
Courses for adults and for ladies have proven popular in recent years and are organised as required to meet the demand.
The sailing season typically starts at the end of April/early May, with racing every Saturday afternoon and every Thursday night.
It’s not all about racing and every Tuesday night from June to the end of August, the club is open for Fun Sailing for members who want to go for a relaxing sail away from the competitive racers.