Welcome to the
International Council of Yacht Clubs
The ICOYC website provides a window into the world of the leading yacht clubs, with their long histories and fine traditions. Over the past several years, a significant number of these clubs have joined together to form the International Council of Yacht Clubs. This has helped them by sharing their experiences, learning from their successes (and failures), and reviewing the common challenges they face.
On this website you will find information, news and views about the ICOYC, details of the member clubs, plans for events, and comments on yachting-related developments. You will also find copies of the ICOYC printed newsletters. Full proceedings of world-wide forums and regional conferences are in the pages reserved for signed-in members of ICOYC.
Last updated Thursday, May 05, 2016
2016 Commodores' Forum in Copenhagen - The Registration Desk is Open!!
Commodore Lars Ive of the Royal Danish Yacht Club announces that Early Bird Registration for the 2016 Commodores' Forum being held in Copenhagen on 19-23 September 2016 is now available. Also, the separate registration process for the conference hotel is ready. The conference agenda and the partners/spouses programs can be viewed. Please visit Forums/Next Commodores Forum to see the registration details, download the programs, and to reserve your room in the conference hotel. Note that the Early Bird prices expire on 01 June.
April 2016 ICOYC Newsletter
Read about the forthcoming Commodores' Forum in Copenhagen, the recent European Regional Meeting in Malta, how Chicago Yacht Club revved up the club's energy level in Chicago, and how Royal Natal YC works with the community in Natal. Download the issue HERE and feel free to pass it on to others.
2017 ICOYC Cruise in Finland, 29 July - 06 August 2017
The 2017 ICOYC Cruise is being hosted by Nyländska Jaktklubben (NJK) during the summer of 2017. More information will be posted in On the Water/Member Cruises and will be sent to all ICOYC members when the details are complete.
NRV Announces the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta NRV is preparing to celebrate the its 150th Anniversary in 2018 and will do so by hosting a Transatlantic Race. Incidentally Yacht Club Costa Smeralda – www.yccs.it– of Porto Cervo / SARDINIA – one of our Reciprocal Clubs – will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2017. Therefore, both Clubs have decided to join hands in organizing two outstanding Trans-Atlantic Races in 2017 and 2018. In November 2017 the YCCS will host the westbound regatta from the Canary Islands to Virgin Gorda, BVI with the finish line in front of their Caribbean Clubhouse. In July 2018 – supported by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in Hamilton – www.rbyc.bm– another one of our Reciprocal Clubs – the NRV will host the eastbound regatta from Bermuda to Hamburg / GERMANY. Go to Member Clubs/Norddeutscher Regatta Verein for details.
Reports and Photos from the 2016 European Regional Conference in Malta - 15-17 January
Reports on the conference can be found on
under the tab "2016 Malta".
Photos can be found in Photo Gallery.
Read the Press Release prepared by Royal Malta Yacht Club HERE
Scroll down to Currents, the bulletin board showing news articles of interest to ICOYC members.
A Message from the President of ICOYC
Please enjoy looking around this site. Although the Council is made up of well established clubs with a basis of history and traditions, you’ll find that as a network of organizations we are focused on the future of our clubs and the sport, and are sensitive to how we must evolve to meet the needs of our individual clubs and memberships. Council Member Clubs share an active passion for the sport, similar business models in size and complexity, and a mutual trust that allows us to openly explore our thoughts and experiences, both good and bad, in a persistent effort toward improvement.
Those taking part in Council activities are a broad mix of sitting Commodores, junior flag officers, committed sailor-volunteers and past Commodores, many of whom have developed close relationships. We share an understanding of the value of working together, a love for our sport, and a belief in the essential role of our clubs in that sport and our lives.
Of course, we also have fun together, and the camaraderie developed among peers around the world is priceless. The Member Clubs generally meet in some fashion a couple of times each year to exchange ideas, do a bit of cruising on occasion, and often engage one to one on a variety of topics and activities. There is something very comforting about being able to chat with someone thousands of miles away who has firsthand experience with the issue being discussed.
I hope you enjoy this visit, and will offer your thoughts as well. Contacts may be seen HERE.
A Note to Visitors
The headlines below point to reports, print articles, and web sites of interest to members of ICOYC clubs. Click on the headline to open up the expanded text and internet links. Send your reports and items that will be of interest to fellow ICOYC club members to email@example.com for publication
Occasionally more ICOYC-specific material is posted on the private pages of this website. These are only available to members of Council yacht clubs who have passwords. If your club is a member of the ICOYC, and you have some particular interest, please inquire of your club’s ICOYC Representative for information on how to get access to the private pages.
Note: The links marked Members Only are password protected and are only available to logged-in members of ICOYC. Comments can be addressed firstname.lastname@example.org