Welcome to Maldon Yacht Club

MYC_view1_copyYou can expect a warm welcome and a relaxed atmosphere at Maldon Yacht Club. Established in 1949 the MYC is a small but thriving sailing club situated at the end of the promenade opposite Byrhtnoth. The Clubhouse is a converted barge which provides a galley, bar, changing rooms and a clubroom.

Despite the rather grandiose name of Maldon 'Yacht' Club, the club is actually a small dinghy sailing club. We have a racing fleet that takes part in organised races throughout the year & plenty of 'potterers' who sail for fun whenever they can, tides & weather permitting.

Access to the river is via the club's own slipway affording approximately two hours sailng on a reasonable size tide. A comprehensive weekend racing schedule ensures that there is plenty of sailing for those with a competitive spirit. However, sailing at MYC doesn't just take place at the weekends.

There are a growing number of 'midweeker' members who simply enjoy 'messing about on the river' A variety of dinghies, kayaks, canoes and rowing boats can be seen on the river at high water. MYC own four different sailing dinghies that are available for members to use free of charge. More details will shortly be available on our 'join us' page. 

 

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 After 70 years in the riverside town of Maldon, Essex Maldon Yacht Club have been issues with an eviction notice by the District Council, effective March 2020. In spite of the grandiose name MYC is a small, friendly, inexpensive dinghy-sailing & kayaking club, the only one of its kind within walking distance of the town centre. It has been at its present location at the end of Maldon Promenade for over 40 years. The members, aged 9 to 90 years, enjoy a healthy activity which is in harmony with the surrounding environment of saltings, mud 7 a tidal river all within a Marine Conservation Zone.

The Council wish to evict us in order to raise extra revenue by siting more 'out of character' visitor attractions in the form of beach huts, imported sand & a toilet block. No alternative site has been offered, leaving us with no choice but to disband.  

Please help us to encourage the Council to reconsider their plans & grant us a new lease with a tenure of 10 years. This would enable us to work with them over time & perhaps plan for a mutually beneficial future.

   

 Please visit our SAVE OUR SAILING page!

 

 

 

 

 Maldon Yacht Club is affiliated to the RYA 

 

The RYA urges all owners and operators of powerboats and RIBs to remember to wear a kill cord.

Please click on the image below for more information

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