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 Posted On Thursday, April 27, 2017
Youth and Accepting Responsibility 
Annapolis Yacht Club's Youth Initiative program is nicely featured in this Scuttlebutt article. Click on the article title to download the PDF document.
 Posted On Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Past ICOYC Director, Jack Sullivan, December 1933 - March 2017, Seattle Yacht Club 
As President I wish to inform our members of Jack’s recent passing leaves the ICOYC at a loss for this great man. He had such a great love of life, interest in people and all things the Council stood for. The Council provided a good excuse to travel, and engage in discussions around his passion for yachting. He will be truly missed by all. Andy Anderson President International Council Of Yacht Clubs
 Posted On Monday, April 03, 2017
RHKYC Announces 40th Anniversary San Fernando Race 
480nm Category 1 Offshore Race from Hong Kong to the Philippines Starts 12 April 2017. Organised by Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club under the auspices of the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), the 2017 edition of this biennial race will feature 16 sailing yachts sailing across four divisions, IRC Racer 0, 1, IRC Cruising and HKPN. The largest boat in the fleet, Seng Huang Lee’s 100ft Super Maxi Scallywag will be looking to break the monohull race record of 49h 55m 12s set in 2001 by 70’ ULDB Sled, FfreeFire. Chan will be defending his record on his latest TP52 FreeFire, this will be the 8th race for Hong Kong based owner Sam Chan succession of FreeFire’s. Joining Scallywag and FreeFire in IRC Racer 0 is Ernesto Echauz’s TP52 from the Philippines Standard Insurance Centennial. IRC Racer 1 features a fleet of 7 boats Hong Kong rivals Ambush and Mandrake III, with Joachim Isler and Drew Taylor on board their McConaghy-built, Mills 41 and the Nick Burns / Fred Kinmonth owned Sydney GTS43 will push their boats to see who pulls out ahead. Joining this fleet is Singapore’s Jonathan Mahony’s HYD 42 Zanzibar. In IRC Cruising, first time entry Swan 55 Emocean2 will be raced double handed by owner Christopher Allan and experienced offshore crew Olivier Decamps. Also in IRC Cruising San Fernando Race Committee Chairman’s Peter Churchouse’s Warwick Custom Moonblue 2, Anthony Day’s XC50 Explorer another first time San Fernando skipper Michael Ashbrook on board his Jeanneau 479 Sitka. Race organisers are hoping for better conditions then the 2015 edition when Typhoon Maysak forced the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club to re-route competitors in the interest of competitor safety. The fleet was sent on a 330nm triangular race of physical and virtual marks, which took the fleet south-west of Hong Kong, leaving the Lemas to starboard, around four virtual way-points in a figure of eight before returning via Dangan Dao to finish at Shek O Rock. The warning signal for the 2017 San Fernando Race will sound at 1310hrs on Wednesday 12 April, against the backdrop of RHKYC’s Kellett Island Clubhouse in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. Spectators wishing to follow the race can keep up with the yacht movements on Yellowbrick trackers and armchair sailors can race alongside the fleet on Virtual Regatta and SailOnline.org. Further information about the race is available on the event website www.sanfernadorace.com Media Schedule To register for any event, please email media@rhkyc.org.hk Race Start – Wednesday 12 April, Victoria Harbour, starting 1320hrs. Media Boat from 1245hrs. Overall Prizegiving – Wednesday 26 April, Compass Room RHKYC Kellett Island, starting 1900hrs
 Posted On Saturday, March 25, 2017
YCI Elects Nicolò Reggio as its President for 2017-2020 
The Board of Directors of the Yacht Club Italiano, elected by club members on 11th March 2017, met in accordance with Art. 23 of the Articles of Association to vote the Officers who will form the Executive Council of the Club for the next four years. The voting outcome was as follows: President: Nicolò Reggio Vice President: Matteo Berlingieri Vice President: Jean Dufour Secretary General: Emanuele Bassino Treasurer: Nicolò Caffarena In his opening and thanksgiving speech President Nicolò Reggio remarked some of the main issues expressed in the Strategic and Organizational Plan thought having in mind the future of the Club, reminding what was performed by the previous Board of Directors and, in particular, by thanking leaving President Dr. Carlo Croce, for his many years of support and dedication to the Club.
 Posted On Wednesday, March 22, 2017
CUBAR Odyssey 2017 - San Diego to Baja California 
Hi from San Diego Yacht Club! I’m helping to get the word out about a fundraising dinner for CUBAR (Cruise Underway to Baja Rally) on Thursday, May 25 at SDYC. More information is included on the attachment or on the CUBAR website here: http://cubar.sdyc.org/ Click on the title to download a colorful PDF.
 Posted On Thursday, March 16, 2017
The Perfect Junior Big Boat Trainer 
Peter Becker, head coach of the Young American Junior Big Boat Team, reports how the success of their program begins with the boat. American Yacht Club (Rye, NY) has had an active junior big boat program for generations which traditionally overlapped with the eight-week-long junior dinghy program. However, in 2013, Rob Alexander and myself teamed up to supersize the program by expanding the junior’s racing season from spring to fall, setting the juniors up to race against the adult-sailed boats. Click on the article title to download the full story.
 Posted On Tuesday, March 14, 2017
World Sailing Presidential Update – March 2017 
World Sailing President Kim Andersen shares some of the progress that has been made and what is to come in the future. Notably, this includes the upcoming World Sailing survey which has already been distributed to each Member National Authority (MNA), as well as preparations made towards the mid-year meeting. Click on the article title to expose the web link.
 Posted On Saturday, March 04, 2017
Hong Kong Race Week Video (and other RHKYC videos) 
Hong Kong Race Week - really good footage and interviews with kids from 6 up. 6:36 length Click on the article title to see the link to the Race Week video and to other videos produced by Royal Hong Yacht Club
 Posted On Monday, February 27, 2017
ICOYC Competes in the Transpac 2017 
At this date, with the closing of early entries, we are proud to report that fully 19 of the 52 entries are from ICOYC Clubs. Click on the article title to display a list of ICOYC clubs in the 2017 Transpac.
 Posted On Sunday, February 05, 2017
Hamble Classics - Coverage by Social Media 
Hamble Classics 2017: http://scuttlebutteurope.com Scuttlebutt Europe 3rd February Hamble Classics Regatta Hamble, Hampshire, UK: Building on the resounding success of last year's inaugural regatta that attracted 65 entries, the 2017 Hamble Classics is set to welcome all styles of classic yachts including Metre classes, Classic Racers and Cruisers, Old Gaffers, Dayboats and Spirit of Tradition yachts, with racing formatted to suit each type. All entrants will enjoy the superb facilities at one of the UK's top yacht clubs, with first class race management and a full social programme. Expressions of interest and preferences are most welcome by signing up for more information here: eepurl.com/bJbAgD The Notice of Race and entry details will be published in early March on the Royal Southern's website at www.royal-southern.co.uk http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/194263/Dates-announced-for-2nd-Hamble-Classics-Regatta?source=email http://bbn.firetrench.com/2017/02/royal-southern-yc-news-dates-announced-for-2nd-hamble-classics-regatta/ www.classicboat.co.uk (nice home page!) http://www.classicboat.co.uk/news/hamble-classics-dates-announced-2017/ http://www.bymnews.com/ https://www.luvmyboat.com/news/the-royal-southern-yacht-club-will-host-the-second-hamble-classics-regatta-on-16-17th-september/18107/ http://www.oga.org.uk/solent/events/hamble-classics-southern-2017
 Posted On Thursday, January 12, 2017
St Francis YC Members Chosen as US Sailing’s 2016 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year. 
Olympic Bronze Medalist Caleb Paine (San Diego, Calif.) and IKA Formula Kite World Champion Daniela Moroz (Lafayette, Calif.) today were selected as US Sailing’s 2016 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year.
 Posted On Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Beyond Their Terms 
Gary Jobson writes about the contributions of past flag officers which continue beyond their term of office. "Out of Office, but not out of sight." Click on the article title to download the full story.
 Posted On Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Hong Kong Race Week 
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is pleased to invite members of the International Council of Yacht Clubs (ICOYC) to join youth sailors from around the Asian region at our upcoming ASAF Youth Cup affiliated, Hong Kong Race Week event in February 2017. As the biggest sailing regatta held in Hong Kong, we would be pleased to encourage youth sailors from amongst your International Council of Yacht Clubs members, to participate at this well attended international event. Racing will be taking place out on our world class race tracks, the venues of our upcoming major events: the 2017 Optimist Asians & Oceania Championships and the 2018 - 29er World Championships. For more details, click on the article title and view the full announcement.
 Posted On Tuesday, December 06, 2016
ICOYC Youth Exchange at Work!! 
Thanks to Commodore Staffan Salen at KSSS, and his great crew, both our kids teams have enjoyed some wonderful experiences! https://www.facebook.com/129386293506/photos/a.10154235100848507.1073741839.129386293506/10154243769323507/?type=3&theater
 Posted On Friday, December 02, 2016
Royal Southern Yacht Club AGM elections herald new beginnings as the first lady Commodore for ten ye 
At Saturday's Royal Southern Yacht Club AGM (26th November), the following Flag Officers were elected: Commodore - Karen Henderson-Williams Vice Commodore - Graham Nixon Rear Commodore Sailing - Robert Vose Rear Commodore House - John Rutherford Follows an excerpt from the speech given by the newly elected Commodore, Karen Henderson-Williams to members: "I would like to thank you for electing me as your new Commodore. It is a great honour and privilege and I will do my very best to represent all the members in the year ahead. I was particularly delighted to be proposed for this role by our first Lady Commodore, Mrs Annette Newton, and seconded by the leader of Youth, Dr Mark Tomson. I am following Annette as the Club's second female Commodore, ten years on from Annette's tenure. It is a milestone for yacht clubs to have female Flag officers even in the present day and I am pleased to have been chosen to take on that role. "Looking forward as your Commodore, I intend to be open and transparent and I am confident I will be fully supported by the team around me, as well as my husband David, who has continued to support me throughout my time as a member and a Flag. Most importantly, members must enjoy our club, enjoy supporting our staff and enjoy volunteering. Sometimes it is hard work and volunteers will only do this if we bring back the fun side of the role. "The sailing programme for next year is very full and exciting and I am sure will offer members and guests a full year of activities that will promote our Club on the water and ashore and give enjoyment for all of us. "We must ensure the Club continues to thrive and build its reputation for the future generation. I will do my utmost to help that happen. I strongly believe in our Club and I wish it to be a happy Club that runs events for all sections and is inclusive for all members, whatever interests you have. (click on the title to see a photo) "I look forward to supporting all areas of the Club whether it be racing, race management, cruising, motor boating, Splash, Academy, the sub-committees and the good work of our Ladies Committee. Our special thanks go to the Ladies Committee for all their hard work raising money for their chosen charities and for the funds they have raised for the Club. I will do my best to support you all."
 Posted On Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Pacific Keel Boat Challenge 2017 
Please find attached invitation to share with your sailing office and club members. We would love to see you in Auckland for this event that ties into the 2017 Auckland Regatta. If you need any further information cc’d is MRX Yachting. Hopefully we will see some of you there! regards Hayden Porter | General Manager | Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron 181 Westhaven Drive, Westhaven Marina, Auckland | PO Box 46182, Herne Bay, Auckland 1147 T: +64 9 360 6800 | F: +64 9 360 6802 | M: +64 27 2222556 | W: www.rnzys.org.nz
 Posted On Monday, October 17, 2016
Planning for the Future 
This year, the US J/22 Class Association awarded its first annual scholarship boat to Patrick Shanahan of the Brown University Sailing Team, which earned his team a fully outfitted J/22 and trailer. The team of six members competed on the J/22 circuit this summer which led up to J/22 Worlds in Kingston, Ontario in late August. Here’s an update with Patrick published in the international class newsletter…(click on the article title to see the link)
 Posted On Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Hamble Classics raises the bar for classic yacht regattas 
The inaugural Hamble Classics Regatta got off to a glorious start over the weekend of 24-25 September with a big entry, big parties, and big weather to match. A total of 65 boats ranging from two tiny Herreshoff gaffers to the mighty Swan 65 Desperado put on show the most inclusive range of classics of recent Solent-based regattas. Click on the title to read the full release.
Volvo China Coast Race Week 
Volvo China Coast Regatta - Saturday 22 to Monday 24 October : Volvo Hong Kong to Hainan Race starts 3 November. Click on the title and read the full release.
 Posted On Thursday, September 22, 2016
Canada’s Hollandia wins the 24th Canada’s Cup Championship 
-- Canada has triumphantly defended the Canada's Cup -- Toronto Ontario (September 14, 2016) – Hollandia, of RCYC (Toronto), wins the 24th Canada’s Cup after five races. The Championship was a “best of seven” series; the first boat to win four races wins the Championship! Hollandia won the first three races putting USA’s Yquem 1 into a sudden death position for the remainder of the competition. *** Read the full article by clicking on the article title