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Malahide Yacht Club is located in the beautiful seaside village of Malahide in North County Dublin.
It is a very family-friendly club offering sailing opportunities in both dinghy and cruiser classes for children and adults of all ages.
Our unique facilities consist of two clubhouses, one on the Broadmeadows estuary where most of our dinghy sailing occurs, and the other on James’s Terrace in the centre of Malahide village out of which our cruiser classes sail.
Even with the two facilities, the club operates very much as one club with members, family and friends always welcome.
Malahide Yacht Club was established in 1958 with the objective of promoting and encouraging sailing and has been one of the most successful sports clubs in a village rich in sporting heritage.
With an Olympic Silver Medal in 1980, many other Olympic representations and multiple National champions in various dinghy classes over the years, the club has been represented at the highest levels on the sailing stage.
But equally as important, it has introduced sailing to many children and adults over the years and
continues to do so year on year.
The two large clubhouses cater for a broad array of watersports, including dinghy racing, fun
sailing, windsurfing, and cruiser racing.
Broadmeadows estuary is a non-tidal, sheltered and safe area providing an ideal training and racing ground at all times of the day. Racing for both juniors and adults is held every Saturday from March to October, and every Thursday evening over the summer once daylight permits.
In addition, every Tuesday evening during the summer, there is a confidence and proficiency building session for new and beginner members with instruction provided for free by the club.
On the lower estuary, there are always crewing opportunities in the Cruiser fleet, for both experienced and novice sailors and many members sail across two or three different classes during the summer.
The Cruising Group promotes the enjoyment of sailing-in-company, cruising to other ports in Ireland and abroad, and fostering good seamanship and safety at sea.
The Group organises such events as day sails to local harbours and islands, weekends away, family fun days, BBQs and longer cruises, and welcomes new sailing members who prefer such leisurely pursuits.
New members can try a variety of different types of sailing in a fleet of club-owned boats which are available to rent for leisure-sailing or training-courses. These include Optimists, Topaz, RS Feta, RS Vision and J24 keelboats.
Malahide Yacht Club is a recognised training centre by the Irish Sailing Association and offers a wide range of sail-training and coaching to cater for children and adults alike. Other training options include VHF radio, First Aid, Race Officer and Powerboat courses to help
develop our members range of skills
The club’s main clubhouse in James Terrace provides is open Friday to Sunday and provides stunning views across Malahide Estuary. The clubhouse is a great venue for socialising after sailing throughout the summer as well as organised talks during the winter months.