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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.

2018 HYC Autumn League

-Congratulations to Kahera Kahera helmed by skipper Russell Camier came out on top of the MYC boats taking part in the Cruiser III taking home second prize (Echo) from the HYC Autumn League Series. The final race of seven was sailed in champagne sailing conditions where the R.O. set a course in 12 knots of south westerly winds and temperatures of 18 deg. Some thirty sailors represented MYC at the event this …

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HYC Autumn League update 2018 -Race 6

The Higginbotham team of father, son and crew pulled off a great win in the HYC Autumn league last weekend taking first place on Echo for Race 6 of the series. The wind was rather variable –from 1 knot to 13 with wind shifts of everything in between and very heavy rain. The R.O. set up a course 003,   …

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Mail Boat Leinster Centenary Commemoration

We had a note late on Wednesday from the Mail Boat Leinster Centenary Commemoration Committee, who would like to draw your attention a series of events that will be taking place over the next few days or so as we head towards the actual centenary date of the 10th of October, the date the R.M.S. Leinster sank with the loss of 569 lives. …

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Table Quiz time again!

As the nights draw in may we add a new social event for your Autumn Diary? Our very popular series of Fun Quiz Nights will start on Saturday 22nd September in St James’s Terrace. The essential details  – teams of four, cost €20 per team, starting each night at 8pm sharp. Our quiz master for September will be Alan Johns. …

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Friday Dining -September

Our very popular Friday Dining kicks off with drinks at 19:30 this Friday evening, this month we plan a delicious buffet supper with three courses for just €21.50 -pay on the evening but please do book in advance. To check out the menu and / or  to reserve a table online just click HERE

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Joan Mulloy is coming to Ballymun!

Mayo Sailor, Joan Mulloy, the first Irish woman to compete in the French Fiagro sailing race is coming to Ballymun on the 8th of October to the Council Chambers in the Civic Centre on the Main Street.  Please note early start time its 18:00, a little bit early but worth it. Read more . . . . Oh… and it’s FREE!!! Register on EVENTBRITE

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Dinghy Regatta

ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE LATE FRIDAY  24th We are delighted to announce The Grand Hotel once more as a sponsor for our Dinghy Regatta this year along with a great new sponsor Craft Insure.  Malahide Yacht Club together with our very generous sponsors are looking forward to welcoming sailors, both young and old, from the many other Dublin clubs to the Broadmeadows Dinghy Sailing Centre, Malahide for what will …

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The Optimist Circuit, a busy Summer!

When discussion amongst Optimist parents is focused on annual leave entitlement, you know it’s been a busy summer. After a very successful Ulster’s, our fleet has been busy representing MYC at many local and international events, consuming parents holiday leave at an exponential rate! Leinsters – HYC – 16/17 June MYC got off to a cracking start with Kate Campion winning senior …

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Changes to the Cruiser Racing Schedule

Due to lack of committed numbers the next two cruiser races have been postponed Wednesday the 22 Aug 2018 and Sunday the 26 Aug 2018 . We  hope to race instead on September the 8th with an earlier start time of 10:00 rather than the scheduled start at 11:00. This will hopefully give us time for two races back to back. Also as the Dinghy Regatta takes place this Saturday 25th there …

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