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RYA Day Skipper Certificate for Young Malahide Sailor

30th March 2021
16-year old Malahide Yacht Club cadet, Daniel Flavin
16-year old Malahide Yacht Club cadet, Daniel Flavin

A 16-year-old Malahide Yacht Club cadet has become one of the youngest sailors to be awarded the RYA Day Skipper (Sail & Power Craft) and ICC Certificate.

Daniel Flavin, a Transition Year student at the local Community School, was assessed on all aspects of this demanding and challenging course and successfully passed all the practical and theory modules to earn the qualification.

He is the eldest son of the MYC Commodore Daniel Flavin Snr., while his mother Therese is the Club's Junior Affairs Officer and Centre Principal of the Club's Dinghy Sailing Centre at Broadmeadows.

Having begun his sailing at the tender age of 1, and with more than 2,000 miles logged to date, Daniel hopes his achievement will inspire more MYC cadet members. In the past couple of years, the arrival of three J/24s to the MYC Cruiser fleet provides a great stepping-stone for the Club's young members to start their keelboat sailing careers. Team

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