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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.

Cruising Report: Series 3 Cruiser Race 2

Series 3 Cruiser Race 2 was held in a balmy 25 degrees with 10 – 12 knots of wind. Acting as race officer Shenanigans called for course D25  which included the Apex mark to starboard –  Portmarnock to starboard – the East mark to port and then to finish at the Malahide Safe Water mark.  The track from the navigation equipment …

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Congratulations to Focuz Rockabill Winners for 2018 

The Rockabill Rally this  year was moved forward to June from May which proved a good decision as we got  champagne sailing  on the Irish sea. With the TW wind setting at 0 95 deg, 10 knots of wind with 10 minutes to the start the sailors were settling in to a good long fetch . . .however as with the …

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Cruise in Company to Howth

Summer is here and sunscreen is being liberally applied. Time to take a little time out from racing and have a relaxing sail in company to the seaside town of Howth where we will dine in the comfortable surroundings of Howth Yacht Club. The plan is weather permitting: Saturday  23rd June depart Malahide  at 11.30 am for lunch in HYC at 13.30, relax and take in the …

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Cruiser Racing Report 

Local club cruiser racing took a break this week so that our cruising sailors could support the HYC ‘Wave Regatta’. Four  MYC boats, Kahera, Shenanigans, Buster and Mon Reve took part in the event over the weekend competing against boats and crews who travelled from the UK and clubs across the Ireland. With a rotation of crew we saw 26 of …

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Thursday Evening Dinghy Racing

Evening Dinghy Racing for the summer season starts on Thursday 31st May. Our novice sailors (both young and old) are encouraged to sail on our Thursday evenings to practice their skills. Club boats are available to hire.  Contact the relevant class captain in advance to pre-book so you won’t be disappointed. Check out the club’s Event Calendar just on the …

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MYC 60th Anniversary Presentation

The next Wednesday Night Talk will be on 30th May at 8 PM in the SJT clubhouse. This special evening will celebrate the Club’s 60th Anniversary this year – many memories and saluting our progress since the Club was formed in 1958. Come and enjoy a walk down memory lane with a visual presentation given by Graham Smith, one of the …

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CRUISER RACING UPDATE

CRUISER RACING MARKS MISSING Series 1 Race 2 – Saturday 28th April Wind 7 –  9 Knots Nw – N-  NE Mon Reve recorded the max tide as 2.4 knots 6 Boats 30 sailors The Race was scheduled for the first gun at 1025 hrs Due to light winds, it was decided to abandon the Lambay circumnavigation and instead to …

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NEW RESCUE BOATS coming soon . . . .

Our new rescue boats purchased with the Sports Capital Grant are due to be delivered very soon. There have been some changes in the plan for logistical reasons. Its vital that we have our new containers at Broadmeadows in place before our new boats arrive.  There is still a worrying amount of theft of engines on the East Coast. The …

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Launching Supper

The Launching Supper last Friday night was a great success and thanks go to Anne Molloy and her team for ensuring everything went smoothly on the night. A group of 70+ members gathered in SJT and enjoyed wonderful drinks (everyone loves those new rather large ballon gin glasses) and canapés followed by a buffet style meal. We had a lovely message …

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