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.
The 2015 Commodores' Forum in Auckland is Underway
More information in Forums/Next Commodores' Forum
Photos can be seen in Photo Gallery
Americas Regional Conference, 11-12 October 2015
The next conference for the Americas region will be held at Annapolis Yacht Club on 11-12 October 2015, directly following the Chesapeake Bay Cruise, and while the Annapolis Boat Show is running.
Chesapeake Bay Cruise - 02 - 10 October 2015 - Registration Open
Annapolis Yacht Club has opened registration for its 2015 ICOYC cruise "Flavor of the Chesapeake." Details can be found in On the Water/Member Cruises/2015 Annapolis Chesapeake Bay.
Invitation to the Nord Stream 2015 Race to Russia from NRV
NRV invites interested yachtsmen to compete in this extraordinary 800 mile race in the Baltic. Click HERE for the invitation, details and the NoR.
Cruise to the Haukari Gulf following the 2015 Commodores' Forum in Auckland
A new Flyer and a Detailed Itinerary are available, along with the Cruise Registration Form can be downloaded.
The webpage in On The Water/Member Cruises/2015 New Zealand Hauraki Gulf has more details on this beautiful cruise.
European Regional Conference Report, 24-25 October 2014.
VP-Europe Gero Brugmann reports on Conference activities for signed-in members only. Look at Forums/Regional Conferences/Europe.
ICOYC September 2014 Newsletter
Download it from Library/Newsletters
Photos of the 2014 Cruise around the Island of Elba have been posted.
Look in the Photo Gallery.
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
Last updated Sunday, February 15, 2015