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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.

Sea Fever Training at MYC – temperatures rising!

Sea Fever temperatures were high over the past few weeks at Malahide Yacht Club! Kicking off our Introductory Week for keelboat beginners in mid- June, our own MYC coach (and past 420 world champion bronze medal winning sailor) Colin O’Sullivan put Amelie Soffe, Kate Campion, Laura Fleming and Joanna Berry through their paces, as they left behind their Oppies to …

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Dinghy Instructor Pre-Entry Assessment

Are you considering Dinghy instructing and approaching 16.5 years old during October 2019? There are a number of steps to becoming a Dinghy Instructor, the first of which is passing your Pre-Entry Assessment.  We are planning to run a Dinghy Instructor Pre-Entry Assessment during late August / September at MYC Broadmeadows in preparation for the 2020 Training season. There is …

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Optimists all over the place!

The weekend 15 – 16 June, we hosted 120 Optimists sailors and support crews (aka as parents) for the 2019 Optimist Leinster Championships at Broadmeadows. Sponsored by Joe Duffy, Volvo, we had competitors from 17 sailing clubs from around the country, all accompanied with a fleet of support and coach boats. We prayed that the forecasted rain would not pour …

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D2D 2019

A Report on the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race from crew member Colm Fitzpatrick. The D2D is a 270 nautical mile offshore race conceived at the National Yacht Club as a celebration of Corinthian sailors (ie not many professionals around) In an effort to promote female participation in the race an additional prize was added this year for boats with …

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Dinghy Saturday Series

The Dinghy Saturday Series id up and running in Broadmeadows. Currently we have 26 boats taking part, including 26 Lasers, a 420 and 10 Optimists, perfect weather conditions so far. Thanks to Siobhan Maloney and John Anglim for some great photos.

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IODAI Leinster Championship 2019

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. LOCATION OF CLUBHOUSE Malahide Yacht Club is unique in the sailing world in …

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Junior Newsletter – May 2019

  There's been lots of activity and sailing at Broadmeadows since the start of the year!  - Early Bird Racing  - Spring Laser Coaching for adults and cadets - College Team Racing - 420 coaching  - Easter Camp for cadets - Feva and Topaz Coaching  - Family Fun Day - Cara na Mara workshops hosted by I.S. for our Instructors  …

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Rockabill Rally BBQ

Join us for a fun evening and BBQ in SJT on Saturday 25th after the Rockabill Rally. Whether you are sailing or just want to share the stories of the days sailing we will be gathering in the clubhouse from 7pm with a BBQ scheduled for 7:30pm.  Please book your preferences and numbers by the evening of Wednesday 22nd latest …

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