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 Monday, February 01, 2016
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.
2016 Commodores' Forum in Copenhagen - Agendas Published
Commodore Lars Ive of the Royal Danish Yacht Club presents the Delegates' Agenda and the Partners' Program for the 2016 Commodores' Forum being held in Copenhagen on 19-23 September 2016. The conference site in Rungstedgaard has been selected and registrations and hotel reservations will be available in early February. More information can be found in Forums/Next Commodores Forum.
Reports and Photos from the 2016 European Regional Conference in Malta - 15-17 January
Reports on the conference can be found on Regional Conferences/Europe under the tab "2016 Malta".
Photos can be found in Photo Gallery.
Read the Press Release prepared by Royal Malta Yacht Club HERE
"What are your Club's environmental policies/procedures/guidelines?"
A new discussion has been posted at the ICOYC Web Forum to discuss your club's relationship with environmental demands. With your participation, we should be able to compile an interesting list of how member clubs are dealing with the environmental issues, and what benefits or problems they may be encountering. Please join the conversation! This is a logged-in members only process: Please join the conversation by going to http://www.quicktopic.com/51/H/m2MYH6Y7nBU , or by logging on to www.ICOYC.org and clicking on 'Web Forum' on the menu at the left. You don't have to register or sign in to the topic, and you can choose to receive email for newly posted messages -- just click the "Get email" button when you get there. Full details are in Currents below.
Annapolis Yacht Club has published its Fall 2015 issue of its glossy magazine, Beacon. Read it and the other magazines of member clubs in Member Library/Club Communications (logged-in members only)
October 2015 ICOYC Newsletter - reports on the Chesapeake Bay Cruise and the Americas Regional Conference.
December 2015 eNEWS - Latest electronic bulletin
Americas Regional Conference, 11-12 October 2015 - Conference Report and Photos
ICOYC Vice President - Americas, Jim Burns, has posted the conference report for the Americas Regional Conference held at the Annapolis Yacht Club on 11-22 October. Go to the newly formatted Regional Conferences/Americas and pull down the tab for 2015 - Annapolis. Photos of the conference and its related events can be found the Photo Gallery in the 2015 Americas Regional Conference album. The password is ICOYCphotos.
ICOYC Chesapeake Bay Cruise Photos
Photos of the Cruise, 02-10 October, are available in Photo Gallery and more are in transit. The password is ICOYCphotos. Background information on the cruise can be found in On the Water/Member Cruises/2015 Annapolis Chesapeake Bay Cruise.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com