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Junior & Youth Sailing at MYC

Dinghy Sailing:  The Broadmeadows Estuary is an ideal location to learn the skill of sailing and enjoy what is ‘a sport for life’. Malahide Yacht Club has a proud tradition of introducing young people to the joys of sailing and some of Ireland’s best sailors learnt the basics on the Broadmeadows.  Watching youngsters grow in confidence as they master the art of sailing is one of the great rewards for the staff at MYC.   Our summer courses will entertain, challenge and stimulate your children as they learn how to master a sailing dinghy afloat – and have fun along the way!

We provide all the essential gear for most levels/courses – boats and buoyancy aids.  In addition our instructors are highly experienced and all IS qualified; we maintain a strict ratio of instructors to participants:  1 Instructor and 1 Asst. to 6 sailors on all courses!  We have a fabulous clubhouse with modern facilities, underfloor heating, whiteboards, teaching aids, including a well-equipped kitchen, spacious areas for rigging demos etc.   We are fully insured, and are affiliated to the Irish Sailing Organisation.  We have an excellent safety record and pride ourselves on our superb reputation.

suttonallinter2016_2MYC RegattaAs an IS-accredited Sail Training Centre, MYC run courses for Junior members from the ages of 6 (Cara na Mara) right up to late teens.

To participate on any of our courses, 2 options are available:
– Join as a Cadet Member (see our Cadet Membership Section) and enjoy all the benefits that membership brings, or

– Enrol on a one-off course and pay non-member rates.  Temporary Membership is granted for the duration of the course only.

Choice of classes to join:  Optimists, Topaz, Fevas, Lasers, 420’s, Keelboats J24’s:

Laser Sailing:  We are very proud to have an active, cadet laser class in our Club, who give our ‘older/senior’ members a good run for their money!

Laser coaching runs every Saturday and Sunday for any cadet member who would like to try this class.  Club boats available for rent with 4.7, Radial and Full Rigs.

420 Sailing:  Very active and successful class at the Club, training all year round under the care of our Class Captain David McDowell.  Always on the lookout for new members to join – again 2 club boats for use.

Keelboat Sailing:  Our emphasis this year is on the continuous development of keelboat skills for our older juniors (teens, Level 3 sailors upwards).  We run taster day sessions, weekend sessions,  weekly tasters, Level 4 Adventure Courses throughout the Spring and Summer using J24’s out of Malahide Marina.

And we will be entering the J24’s with a junior crew in our Outer Estuary Events – the Rockabill Rally, the Wicklow Vase and the MYC Cruiser Regatta, along with entry to J24 specific events around the country.  Juniors with the required skills are encouraged to get involved in these events.


All our IS levels will run over 6 weeks covering Cara na Mara for young beginners, Basic Skills, Improving Skills, Kites & Wires, and Race Coaching.  Keelboat Training runs from Easter to October.  These courses  are intended to progressively develop sailing skills where sailors can participate in other club sailing activities, and indeed external sailing events.

Offering a mixture of fun, adventure and learning, all our courses place an emphasis on getting out on the water as much as possible and practising all the essential aspects of sailing. The courses have the added advantage of offering a relaxed and enjoyable way for Juniors to make new friends.


For booking enquiries contact the JAO  Therese Flavin at


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