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 at ICOYC ?
Last updated Thursday, August 17, 2017
Visit the CURRENTS section featuring late breaking news in the yachting world.
Youth Exchange Program Launched
ICOYC Director Aaron Young of Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has been leading a program to facilitate the exchange of young sailors within the ICOYC community. This initiative is new and has been growing since it was launched during the Auckland World Forum. Read more about it and the participating clubs in On the Water/ICOYC Youth Exchange.
ICOYC 2018 BC Sunshine Coast Cruise - 03-13 September 2018
Join our fellow members of Royal Vancouver in hosting an eleven-day cruise from Vancouver up to Princess Louisa Inlet and back. The cruise fleet will have ten boats from SYC, ten from RVYC, and ten boats chartered by members of the other 34 clubs of the International Council of Yacht Clubs. These international cruises have been very popular and the fleet is expected to fill up quickly. You can read the Cruise Overview , the route, the costs, and open the 60+ page Skippers’ Handbook on the ICOYC website, www.ICOYC.org. Look at On The Water/ICOYC Cruises, scroll down the page, and open the tab labeled “2018 September – BC Sunshine Coast”.
The European Regional Conference 2017 will be held in Marseilles on 13-15 October, hosted by Société Nautique de Marseille. Details on the hotel venue have been posted on Regional Conferences/Europe. Book your rooms NOW! The agenda program has been posted, along with the registration form. Sign-up NOW
The Americas Regional Conference 2017 will be held in Chicago on 20-22 October, hosted by Chicago Yacht Club. The preliminary agenda has been posted on Regional Conferences/Americas. Hotel information and the conference registration form are also available.
The Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2017 will be held in Sydney on 28-30 September 2017 hosted by Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron. More information will be posted on Regional Conferences/Asia-Pacific.
San Francisco 2018 Forum
The April 2018 World Forum is open for registration. Check out Forums/Upcoming World Forum for details on the delegates' and partners' agendas, accommodations, and location. The co-hosts, St Francis YC and San Francisco YC, have been working diligently for the past year on creating a fabulous ICOYC World Forum. San Francisco in the Spring is a wonderful venue, but you do need to reserve your accommodations fairly soon.
The event starts on Monday, April 16, and closes on Friday, April 20. You all are invited to spend the post-forum weekend in San Francisco celebrating the Opening Day of yachting season in the scenic San Francisco Bay. Review the post-forum details on the webpage.
See you in San Francisco!!!
Upcoming Regional Conferences
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A Message from the President of ICOYC
Welcome to the Council's website. We trust you will be able to gain an insight into many of our member yacht clubs from around the world and the activities the Council promotes. Yachting is amazing how it fires the passion for the sea, it is good for the soul and, best of all, it joins us together from many corners of the globe.
The well-established clubs of the ICOYC share history and traditions that are relevant to today's sailing, but also these experiences can be utilised to shape the future of our sport. At the Council we share our thoughts and ideas for the future so we can learn from the hard fought lessons of others. This commitment to learning and sharing underlies all that we are passionate about, that is to improve and grow sailing for the future generations of our clubs.
Clubs are important to the longevity of our sport, allowing opportunities for like-minded persons to go sailing and share the thrill and share enjoyment of time on the water. Many of our clubs operate very similarly, therefore the sharing by members allows take outs that improve what we do, irrespective of where our sailing waters are located.
The participants in the Council's organisational structure are a mix of highly motivated volunteers who are currently or have been Flag Officers or Commodores. This experience at high levels of individual club participation provides valuable insights that can be shared readily with Council members.
We must not forget why we go sailing and that is to have fun with our fellow members. To develop the social side of the Council while learning we annually meet in the regions globally to share our comraderie that we foster and develop over years of exchange.
Our role is to ensure our clubs are relevant to the future so sailing can grow and strengthen through our actions and care for our sport. Take a look and see for yourself. Please click here for contacts in the member clubs and here for contracts in the Board of Directors.
PS: Send me your comments at President@icoyc.org
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 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 to firstname.lastname@example.org