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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 140 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 Scout Co-Operation

Malahide Sea Scouts

As many members will be aware (especially those already connected with the Sea Scout Company), the Scout Den at St. James’s Terrace is to undergo major refurbishments and extension work starting next year and the premises cannot be used for 12 months. MYC is pleased to be able to facilitate some of the Sea Scouts’ needs and from next March, …

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All-Club Prizegiving Night

In a break from the usual format, the Club will have an all-Club Prizegiving Night on Saturday 8th November in SJT, when dinghy and cruisers sailors alike will be welcome to attend and either receive their prizes or applaud those who have won silverware. In the past, the Laying-Up Supper has included the Cruiser Prizegiving only but in the spirit …

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Former Commodores’ Boats for Sale

Two former Commodores – Alan Lawless and Martin Clancy – have put their respective keelboats up for sale. Alan Lawless has put his Trapper 300 (26ft) ‘Moontrapper’ (complete with free moorings in the Estuary) on the market. She comes with road trailer, roller reefing, self-steering, recently replaced diesel engine and GPS nav system, dinghy and outboard motor etc., all for …

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Revamp of “Snug” at SJT

SJT-Aft-Deck

The ‘snug’ area in the corner at SJT has undergone a major refurbishment in recent weeks and it is now open to members. With the expertise of our own interior designer Catherine Walsh, ‘The Aft Deck’ (as we now call it!) features three walls in a warm burgundy colour, with ‘natural canvas’ paint on the ceilings and a soft blue …

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