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.
European Regional Conference
Planning is underway for the next European Regional Conference being held in lovely (and warm) Malta and hosted by the Royal Malta Yacht Club. The meeting will be scheduled for late 2015 or early 2016. Stay tuned for further announcements. Also, the RMYC racing calendar for 2015 has been posted.
Club Magazines and Newsletters Now Online!
Many of the ICOYC clubs publish their monthly magazines online as well as in print media. Links to these newsletters can be found on the private side of the ICOYC website under Member Library/Club Communications. We will keep these publications behind the Members Only firewall. If your club is missing from the list, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Slide Shows on Member Club Pages - Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club has recently updated the slide show at the bottom of its member page. Commodores and GMs - You may want to check the member page for your club and refresh the content and the slide show. Look at Member Clubs.
May 2015 eNEWS - Latest electronic newsletter
April 2015 ICOYC Newsletter - reports on the Auckland Forum and Cruise.
Photos from the Post Forum Cruise in New Zealand
Cruisers on the Post Forum ICOYC Cruise in New Zealand posted many great photos of their cruise area and the food they consumed. Go to Photo Gallery and click on 2015 Commodores Forum. Four albums are available. The password is ICOYCphotos.
New Member Club - Republic of Singapore Yacht Club
Check out their new Member Club page under Member Clubs
Americas Regional Conference, 11-12 October 2015 - HOTEL RESERVATIONS
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 United States Sailboat Show is running. Hotel reservations can be made online. Details under Forums/Regional Conferences/Americas.
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. Ride sharing options are now available. Download the Poster.
The 2015 Commodores' Forum in Auckland was a great success. Presentations and photos are posted.
Presentations can be downloaded by signed-in members only by going to Forums/Past Commodores Forums/2015 Auckland. Photos can be seen in 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 Friday, June 12, 2015