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Volvo Optimist Ulster Championships 2018

The final preparations are under way for the weekend . . . . .

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.

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Download Event Documents Here

Notice of Race 

 posted 23 April 2018

Sailing Instructions

updated 16 May 2018

 Supplementary SIs

posted 17 May 2018

LOCATION OF CLUBHOUSE

Malahide Yacht Club is unique in the sailing world in that it has two separate clubhouses and two distinctly different sailing waters. The IODAI Ulster Championships 2018 will be held on the inland Upper Estuary – known as the Broadmeadow Water – which provides ideal, non-tidal conditions for dinghy sailing, racing and sail training.
Facilities in Broadmeadows include a large and secure dinghy storage pen and a modern clubhouse, which was re-built and re-opened in 2012 as the Club’s Dinghy Sailing Centre.

 

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARRIVE AT THE CORRECT VENUE!

If you are looking for directions the club’s Dinghy Sailing Centre on Google Maps look for


“Malahide Yacht Club,
Broadmeadows,
Sea Road,
Malahide”
or
Just CLICK HERE for directions

(You can have a look around in advance by clicking here)

THE ST JAMES’S TERRACE CLUBHOUSE

Our other clubhouse located in St. James’s Terrace in Malahide village itself (between the Tennis Club and Scout Den) overlooks 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.

If you need to find your way from one clubhouse to the other you can CLICK HERE for directions


PLACES TO STAY

Malahide and the surrounding area offers numerous options for accommodation. Please refer to our local village website page Enjoy Malahide or the Fingal Council Website for guidance.


THINGS TO DO

Whilst the sailing is the main focus of the weekend, there are plenty of other activities to enjoy in Malahide. Perhaps shopping is your sport or if you prefer to enjoy the beaches and Malahide Castle grounds with its Botanical Gardens and Avoca outlet, there is no shortage of activities. There is a range of wonderful walks in the area also.
By using the Enjoy Malahide website you can learn about all the latest events, information and special offers available in Malahide Village.
You will find all you need to know about the shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, amenities & services in the area. This picturesque maritime village enjoys a blend of contemporary chic with old-school Irish charm that is as unique as it is captivating, earning itself a reputation as a seriously upmarket and cosmopolitan coastal village. Malahide has also acquired a reputation as the gourmet capital of the East Coast of Ireland, with an array of restaurants noted for the quality and variety of their food representing many nationalities.


WHERE TO FIND ALL THOSE OTHER ESSENTIALS

VikingMViking Marine will have a “shop” on site in Broadmeadows for
any last minute bits or for any little emergencies that may occur during the event.


LODIS Directions

For absolutely anything else you may need over the weekend from hot or cold drinks to filled rolls, fruit, confectionary, even the daily newspaper our local Londis on Yellow Walls Road is only 2 minutes away by car and just a few minutes more if you need to stretch your legs after the long journey. There’s plenty parking. Also right next door to the supermarket you’ll find a pharmacy.

LONDIS IS OPEN AT 8:00AM EACH MORNING
– EVEN ON SUNDAY!


 

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PARKING, CARS & TRAILERS AT BROADMEADOWS
Parking for boat and RIB trailers will be provided in the field immediately beside the club, in the area outlined in blue on the diagram above. You will be directed to leave your trailer there for unloading and asked to move your car to the foreshore (area outlined in green). There is also parking available in the village centre in the Bridgefield carpark (paid parking, first hour free) on the Dublin Road or on the other side of the village on the Coast Road (free of charge).
As racing will most likely cover a large portion of the Broadmeadows, there will be excellent viewing outdoors from the foreshore or upstairs in the clubhouse where coffee, tea and scones will be provided for parents on both Saturday and Sunday mornings once all the children are afloat.
RIB LAUNCHING 
The Broadmeadows is a nature reserve and the Club is obliged by local authority regulations to restrict the number of RIBS on the water, other than those that are acting as rescue, or in the dual capacity of coaching/rescue.
The water depth at the end of the pier can be as low 300mm so only RIBS of 5m in length or smaller can be accommodated. RIB drivers will also be advised of speed restrictions at the briefing.

ATTENDANCE AT THE SAFETY BRIEFING AT 10:15 IS MANDATORY FOR ALL COACHES AND SUPPORT BOAT SKIPPERS.

MYC will be intending to launch as many RIBs as possible on Friday evening by 21:30 and before 09:00 Saturday morning in order to avoid congestion in the dinghy pen and on the pier on Saturday morning when we will have junior sailors on site. Once launched, RIBs will need to be moored off the shore overnight as space in the dinghy pen will be limited.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

No Support Boats / Coach Boats will be allowed access to the pier after 09:00 on Saturday as competitors arrive until after all of the main racing fleet has been launched.

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