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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.

Planning a Sailing Holiday in 2020?

The ICC, commonly known as the International Certificate of Competency, but to give it its full name the International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft, is a certificate that is designed to prove competency when boating abroad, the most important thing to pack as its a a necessity when chartering a boat, either a power boat or sailing boat.   …

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Friday Dining – September

Join us from 7.30pm for our Friday Night Dining. We will have a two Course Supper Menu from Max at €25 per person. This is a buffet meal with starter and main course (choice from two options). payment on the evening at the bar but please do book in advance.  Booking in advance is essential by RSVP (Click on the …

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Saturday Evening Table Quiz

Our first Table Quiz of the season was a great success with 5 tables of players and a photo-finish that needed to go to a tie-breaker round. Thanks to our quiz-master on the night, Alan Davidson, pictured with the winning team lead by Richard & Jill Killen for great questions and a really entertaining evening. We’re looking forward to a …

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Sailing Instructors -Training in Broadmeadows

Last Sunday we hosted 15 sailors in our Broadmeadows Clubhouse from Malahide, Clontarf, Sligo, and Kerry sailing clubs, for a morning of preparation for their upcoming Pre entry Assessments at Malahide. Instruction and extra tips were given by Lydia Wynne and Sam Walker on the day to brush up on various topics and elements for their practical and written exams. …

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Wicklow Vase

The Wicklow Vase is our annual event, where craft from both the upper and lower estuary come together to compete for the Wicklow Vase Trophy.  This is a great opportunity for upper estuary boats to race out at sea and to take on the larger cruiser fleet.  We look forward to seeing a large turnout of boats from both ends …

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What a week, what a result!

Congratulations and well done to all our optimist fleet sailors who participated in last week’s IODAI National Championship hosted by HYC. Some of you will have noticed our Optimist sailors training in both Broadmeadows and at SJT over the last few weeks. All their hard work has paid off with some fantastic results at the IODAI Nationals in Howth last …

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Dinghy Regatta

DINGHY REGATTA 2019 Malahide Yacht Club members together with our sponsor The Grand Hotel, Malahide are looking forward to providing a great day of racing on the Broadmeadows for the Club’s annual Dinghy Regatta on Saturday 24th August, The first warning gun will be at 12 noon and three races are scheduled and all classes welcome. If you’d like to get …

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SurfDock sponsor Kona National Championship 2019

Registration is still open online But our Early Bird rate is now finished       Malahide Yacht Club members together with our sponsor SurfDock are looking forward to providing a great day of racing on the Broadmeadows. Read more . . . If you’d like to get involved in any aspect of the event please contact the Class Captain …

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Pam’s Sailing Blog

Hi, I am Pam and I have recently became a full member of Malahide Yacht Club. My initial introduction to the club in 2018 was with the crew of Mon Reve and their skipper Brian Stewart. Having never been on a boat before I quickly adopted to all the sensory challenges such as balance, noise and motion that one associates …

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