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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.

Launching Supper 2019

Tickets for the Launching Supper on Friday 29th March are now on sale in both St James’s Terrace and online. FINAL BOOKINGS BY WEDNESDAY 27th BOOK NOW

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MYC Laser Sailors excellent performance in Howth Laser Frostbites

We’re very proud of Sophie Kilmartin’s win in the HYC winter and spring frostbites in her Laser 4.7. With a string of first places and just one second place she was a very convincing winner. She also took home the prize for most improved sailor. Well done Sophie during such a long windy and tough series! Fellow cadet member Hugo Micka …

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Marine VHF Short Range Certificate Course (SRCC)

We are seeking interest for a VHF Marine SRCC course commencing shortly. The course does not require any previous experience and over 4 evenings and one evening for an exam,  all elements of VHF radio operations are covered. We will also be covering along with normal, urgency and emergency calls and procedures. The course cost is 200 Euros. This includes …

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RNLI St. Patrick’s Day Irish Coffee Morning

Please come join us from 12:30 on St Patrick’s Day for an Irish Coffee or a Hot Toddy and help support the RNLI to save lives. In advance of the day, Raffle Tickets are available from the bar in St James’s Terrace. Raffle Tickets available in SJT bar in advance, €2 ea or a book of 6 for only €10. Be …

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Sea Fever at Malahide Yacht Club

This exciting new initiative will provide club members with a structured pathway into keelboat sailing.  Our plan is to provide keelboats for the use of club members, allowing them to develop their skills supported by mentors and an exciting new training programme. Sea Fever will provide opportunities for: – dinghy sailors to progress to keelboats; – current keelboat crew to skipper in rallies, …

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Optimist News

Baltimore 2019 Training Camp had a fleet of 49 tough optimist fleet sailors brace the cold February weather during the recent midterm break. Our travellers this year were William & Hanna Walsh (prizewinners in Cork at last year’s Nationals) and Juliette Ryan (the youngest sailor at the Ulster’s hosted here in MYC Broadmeadows last year). Their class captain reckons if he …

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Olympics 2020

Robert Dickson & Sean Waddilove enter 2019 with 49er Olympic qualification firmly in their sights. Following a super season in 2018 that culminated in winning the U23 49er World Championships in Marseille, the pair now need your support. Annalise Murphy, Silver Medal winner at the 2016 Olympics, is giving a talk about her Olympic and Volvo Ocean Race experience followed by a Q&A session …

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420 Sailing

The spring midterm 420 sailing week is the longest of the Irish 420 open training events and the training days are often followed by the Munster Regional Championships as was the case this year. The four days of training in Schull recently provided a mixture of on the water and land based sessions in the purpose built Fastnet Marine and …

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St Patrick’s Day -fancy a sail?

Plans are afoot to run a couple of races on the morning of St Patricks Day followed by an irish coffee or hot whiskey afterwards suporting the annual RNLI fundraiser in St James Terrace. Please contact the Laser class captain if you are interested and blow off the winter cobwebs with a pre-season warm up.

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