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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.  

What's New?

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.

Chesapeake Bay Cruise - 02 - 10 October 2015
Annapolis Yacht Club has announced its 2015 ICOYC cruise "Flavor of the Chesapeake." More details can be found in On the Water/Member Cruises/2015 Annapolis Chesapeake Bay.

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.

Royal Southern YC begins construction of Prince Philip Yacht Haven
Read the full article in Currents below.

ICOYC September 2014 Newsletter
Download it from Library/Newsletters

Delegate Agenda and Partners' Program for the 2015 Commodores' Forum
Get updated information on Forums/Next Commodores' Forum

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.

Fair winds
,  
John McNeill

Currents - What's New within ICOYC

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 webeditor@icoyc.org 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 webeditor@icoyc.org 

Last updated Tuesday, December 09, 2014



Annapolic Yacht Club's Opti Head Coach Picked to be US Team Coach
Posted 11Dec2014
Annapolis Yacht Club’s (AYC) Optimist Head Coach, Tomas Ruiz de Luque, has been handpicked by the U.S. Optimist Dinghy Association (USODA) to be a coach for the U.S. Optimist Sailing Team when they participate in the 30th Magic Marine Easter Regatta (March 29 – April 7, 2015) in Braassemermeer, Roelofarendsveen, The Netherlands. Click on the article title to see downloads for the full press release and a photo.  
St Francis YC wins the Lipton Cup
Posted 3Nov2014
St Francis YC took the honors in San Diego by winning the Lipton Cup. Five ICOYC clubs were in the top six finishers. Read more by clicking the Download link after clicking on the article above. 
The 100th Challenge to the Lipton Cup comes to San Diego Bay
Posted 30Oct2014
Twelve yacht clubs compete in San Diego, CA, for the Lipton Cup. From ICOYC, we have San Diego YC, Newport Harbor YC, St Francis YC, San Francisco YC, and Seattle YC in the fleet. Read more by clicking on the article title and then clicking the download link. 
Dott. Paolo Caffarena - Crossing the Bar
Posted 22Oct2014
ICOYC Director Paolo Caffarena passed away on 22 October 2014. Read more on his life and dedication to sailing and to Yacht Club Italiano.  
How St Francis YC Informs Members of the Availability of the Club Fleet
Posted 15Oct2014
The article is an e-letter StFYC uses to assure that members are aware of the Club Fleet availability and encouraged to get involved. Please note StFYC Member Kimball Livingston's comment at the end. The club fleet has significantly heightened club sailing activity, and young membership. Last night we had 23 new member candidates at our monthly reception. Click on the article title to open the full article. 
Royal Southern YC Starts Development of Prince Philip Yacht Haven
Posted 15Oct2014
The first pile has been driven in the Royal Southern's Yacht Club's most ambitious construction scheme to date, the creation of the Prince Philip Yacht Haven. The Royal Southern Yacht Club and its close neighbour, the RAF Yacht Club, have worked together for several years to reach this milestone. Read more about this major project by clicking on the article title.  
The Fun Factor: Can we learn from ourselves?
Posted 3Sep2014
The gauntlet is dropped. Are you seeing double digit growth in your adult racing programs? Are you still doing the same old “lather, rinse, repeat?” What will it take for adult racing to explode in popularity once again? What examples are there today of growth? Actually, there are many - See more by clicking on the article title. 
Notes from the Circumnavigation of the Island of Elba Cruise in June 2014
Posted 15Jul2014
Click on the article title to see the download statement to view cards and emails from attendees of the Isle of Elba Cruise. Also, the article page has a link to the cruise photos in the Photo Album.