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MYC Junior Development Programme

NOTE:  The summer schedule is outlined below, with MYC members able to book from Monday 21st March.  Notification will be sent to members when they are able to book places.  New members will be able to book courses from 4th April 2022 depending on availability.

Malahide Yacht Club (MYC) development philosophy is to create the opportunity for its members to have a ‘lifelong experience in sailing’, built on the following core values;

  • Promoting and encouraging sailing for all ages
  • Friendship and sociability,
  • Fun and participation.

In alignment with this approach, the Junior Development Programme is a season long programme of activities, with the Summer (Junior) Programme designed to benchmark progression and develop proficiency through a range of Irish Sailing Courses and general coaching

Participants are expected to be actively sailing during the season to progress between levels to enhance their competence, which in the long run will produce better and more proficient MYC sailors. Those who have already completed courses in previous years will be encouraged to actively sail before the courses run from late June to late August.  For entry to the 2022 courses, sailors are required to demonstrate their proficiency.

The above will be achieved through facilitated sailing and coaching to assist junior members to achieve the minimum standard for advancing.  Tuesday evening sailing (starting last week in April) will be a Development Night with instructors in attendance and afloat to help hone individual sailing skills. On race days, Instructors will also be on the water to assist sailors on their techniques, tactics and racing skills, particularly those who may need extra help and encouragement.

Launch of the 2022 Summer Junior Development Programme

The 2022 Summer Junior Development Programme which will operate in July and August is designed to complement the year-round development of Junior Sailing through Class Specific training and racing.  The role of the Summer programme is to benchmark progression and develop proficiency through a range of Irish Sailing Courses and general coaching

The Summer Junior Development Programme is outlined in the Calendar

Update 28th April. Most of the 2022 courses have been filled, with limited availability remaining. Please email the Development and Training Officer if you wish to be waitlisted for any courses;

A series of Frequently Asked Questions FAQs have been developed to assist parents.  Further information can be obtained through contacting the Development and Training Officer (Voluntary) via email