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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.

On your Marks . . . .

The club’s mark-laying team was in action last weekend to lay the Donabate and Hoskyns marks in advance of the first Cruiser race of the season next Saturday 21st April. First gun is 1355hrs. All cruiser racing and general cruiser sailors are invited to come and join in the sail which is scheduled to circumnavigate Ireland’s Eye and return to Malahide. Anybody …

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Table Quiz

We look forward to another excellent evening from 20:00 with quiz master Alan Davidson. As usual Tables of 4 people for €20. Come and join the fun and in the process raise funds for our various nominated club projects. And part of the fun is that You, the participating members, get to vote where the funds will be spent. Funds into …

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TABLE QUIZ SATURDAY 24 MARCH

UPDATE: A very enjoyable night thanks to Quiz Master Alan Davidson last Saturday evening culminating in a narrow win by John Molloy, Deirdre Moore Somers and Deirdre & Eoin Gaffney. The coffers now stand at €610.00. Well done to all the teams  who took part. Our next quiz will be on Saturday 21st April. Look forward to seeing you all …

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Launching Supper Tickets Available Now

Start the night with a Launching Reception at the bar featuring gin cocktails offered at the very special price of just €4 each. Enjoy a buffet-style dinner followed by music Menu details available  (just click here) FINAL DATE FOR BOOKINGS WILL BE MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY 11 APRIL All bookings for this event will be online Click here to purchase tickets priced just €29.50 per person

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Wave Regatta

Our neighbours in Howth Yacht Club have undertaken an exciting new initiative with a major weekend sailing event in June called the “Wave Regatta”. This is an open event and no doubt several MYC boats and sailors will be involved. To find out more about what is planned, please check out the link below.   waveregatta.com

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February Friday Dining

Our popular Friday dining continues  on 23rd February Menu Starter Warm Duck, Noodle and Asian Vegetable Salad drizzled in Sweet Chilli Dressing Mains Pan Fried Chicken Supreme with Ratatouille Five Bean Stew or Slow Cooked Daube of Beef with Glazed Green Beans and Carrots, Gratin Potato and Red Wine Jus Dessert Specialty Cheesecake   Just €21.50 -pay on the evening …

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Broadmeadows Pen Restructuring

At the 2017 AGM the incoming Committee gave a commitment to address the registration and overcrowding of boats in the Broadmeadows Pen. Since that time a number of audits of the boats and trailers in the pen have been carried out. On the 7th January 2018 there were 139 boats and 11 trailers in the pen. When we exclude Club …

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Irish Sailing Cruising Conference 2018 – Clayton Hotel

  Irish Sailing Crusing Conference 2018 17th February Clayton Hotel Leopardstown, Dublin 18 Booking now available Spaces are limited and demand is always high. It is highly recommended you book early. Irish sailing members tickets cost €25 and non members are €30 and includes lunch at the Clayton. Click THIS LINK to book tickets THE 2018 ESPECIALLY CHOSEN TALKS INCLUDE … …

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