As a natural inlet opening into a large stretch of water between Lambay Island and Howth Head, it is hardly surprising that Malahide’s Lower Estuary would be considered an ideal location for sailing.
Although tides restrict access to the Estuary at various times of the day and night, keelboat owners make the most of the conditions, whether it is racing or cruising, using a well-buoyed channel.
MYC members who own keelboats typically rent fully-serviced berths in the Marina or arrange purchase/rent of privately owned swing moorings in the estuary. We have a great working relationship with the privately owned marina.
Racing is organised (depending on tides) on IRC and ECHO Handicap systems during the sailing season and MYC boats also compete at open events at other clubs during the year.
Keelboat Sailing/Racing – Lower Estuary
Members seeking to crew on a racing keelboat should contact the Cruiser Racing Secretary Brian Stewart