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 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, 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 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
 Posted On Thursday, September 15, 2016
US Teams Selected for Red Bull Foiling Generation 
Fifteen talented youth teams from across the country have been chosen to participate in the first ever US Qualifier for the Red Bull Foiling Generation sailing competition. The US Qualifier will be held October 15 and 16 at the Sail Newport Sailing Center in Newport, Rhode Island. Red Bull Foiling Generation US Qualifier competitors, aged 16 to 20, were chosen through a world-final application process that was launched earlier this year. Industry experts in partnership with US Sailing were recruited to evaluate possible competitors based on their sharp sailing skills, athleticism and smart decision-making. These skills are needed to handle the 18-foot Flying Phantom catamarans designed with hydrofoil technology, a smaller but similar version to what is used in the world’s most famous sailing competition – America’s Cup. “This event is a wonderful opportunity to give some of our best young athletes their first taste of racing on foils, which are quickly becoming a huge part of the high-performance side of our sport around the world,” said Leandro Spina, US Sailing’s Olympic development director. Arriving early in the week, all pre-selected teams will be trained on how to effectively and safely operate these unique and fascinating sailboats by the event’s founders, two-time Olympic gold medalists Austrians Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher. The winning team will stay in Newport to race in the Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final on October 22 and 23, joining top youth competitors from 14 countries – Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Russia, Sweden, Italy, Turkey, France, Denmark, Netherlands, Great Britain, New Zealand, Japan and Belgium – that have qualified for this first ever world-wide competition. Click on the article title to get a weblink to the source article.
RED BULL FOILING GENERATION -US Qualifier and World Finals - October 2016 
Red Bull Foiling Generation is about providing talented young sailors, ages 16 - 20 with the opportunity to advance their careers through top-notch hydrofoil racing. The competitions serve as training waters for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, which caters to competitors ages 19-25. Both competitions train youth sailors from all over the globe on smaller versions of catamaran racers with foils, like those used in one of the world’s most famous sailing competition – America’s Cup. The Sail Newport Sailing Center at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island will host both the Red Bull Foiling Generation US Qualifier on October 15 and 16 and the World Finals for the world to see on October 22 and 23. The seaside location is home to many sailing events and regattas because of its natural amphitheater on Narragansett Bay and legendary sailing waters. More info on http://foilinggeneration.redbull.com/
 Posted On Friday, August 05, 2016
Royal Southern YC Hosting the Hamble Classics Regatta 
Hamble Classics: New S&S Nautor Swan Class Announced For Hamble Classics Regatta The Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble is hosting and managing the racing for the inaugural Hamble Classics Regatta on 24-25th September 2016. Yachts already confirmed for this event include: Bob Kat II, Breeze, Charm of Rhu, Cockleshell, Destina, Evensong, Finola, Ivy Green, Nancy, Sioma, Spinaway X, Strega, Thalia and White Heather; Folkboats Mahjong and YSA and XODs Calypso, Elicia, Mischief, Pepper and Sox. In addition to Classic Yachts of pre-1971 design, the International Metre classes, Classic Racers and Cruisers, Spirit of Tradition yachts plus Old Gaffers and Dayboats, organisers are delighted to announce a class for all Sparkman and Stephens-designed Nautor Swans. The Swan 36 Finola and Swan 38 White Heather are already entered. Other invited production yachts include Folkboats, Twisters, SCODs, Contessa 26 and Contessa 32s, Nicholson 32s, 35s & 36s, the Cal 40, plus Tofinou and Monotype 7.5 sportsboats. Owners of other classic- style GRP yachts are requested to make contact with the Club. See NOR 3.1 - 3.4 on the event website for eligibility details. The Hamble Classics will feature IRC class racing for yachts not in one-design or level racing classes (e.g. XOD and 6-Metres), or gaff rigged yachts sailing under OGA system handicaps (with thanks to Sue Pennison of the Solent OGA who will be processing the handicaps). For those yachts currently without an IRC certificate, a low cost Single Event Rating (SER) is available from the RORC Rating Office. You can apply for an IRC SER rating as early as you like but the rating will only be issued a maximum of one month before the event, so don't delay as it can take 28 days to be processed. The discount rate for early entries ends on August 1st so please enter soon. Notice of Race and online entry: www.royal-southern.co.uk Click on the title to get a list of weblinks.
 Posted On Friday, July 29, 2016
Royal Vancouver YC's David Sutcliffe Keeps the Vic-Maui Race Going While Promoting Safety at Sea 
From Jim Burns, ICOYC VP for the Americas, "The resurgence of the Vic Maui Race is almost entirely due to the tireless efforts of David Sutcliffe. He virtually singlehandedly got the offshore "Safety at Sea Seminars" going in Vancouver and it is one of the very few programs of its kind in North America. Truly an unsung hero, he has steadfastly refused our entreaties to run for the Executive, preferring instead to focus on offshore racing and Vic Maui in particular." Read more by clicking on the article's title.
Royal Vancouver YC is Overall Winner of Vic-Maui 2016 
With most of the competitors now finished, it is clear that Kinetic V, a TP-52 owned by David Sutcliffe and sailing for co-host Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, will be the Overall Winner of Vic-Maui 2016. David a 6 time Vic-Maui veteran previously won the Overall prize in Vic-Maui in 2010 in Kinetic II. Kinetic V completed the course in 8d 14h 16 m and corrected out 2h 30m ahead of Valkyrie at 8d 3h 57m. - See more at: http://www.vicmaui.org/index.php?articleid=682#sthash.8gFMdhGq.dpuf
 Posted On Sunday, July 24, 2016
San Diego and Royal Freshwater take the Governor's Cup 
Host Balboa Yacht Club places third, following ICOYC members San Diego Yacht Club and Royal Freshwater Yacht Clubs.
 Posted On Wednesday, June 22, 2016
What a Grown-up Can Learn at an Opti Regatta 
A first-time regatta chair reflects on lessons learned at a recent Opti Heavy Weather regatta.
 Posted On Monday, June 20, 2016
USA Dominates Invitational Team Racing Challenge - Newport Harbor YC and Eastern YC from ICOYC 
The second edition of the Invitational Team Racing Challenge regatta in Porto Cervo concluded with a resounding victory for California’s Newport Harbor Yacht Club. Over the course of three day’s racing (June 16-18), organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, the participating teams completed a total of 62 matches in varied sea and wind conditions. Click on the article title to reaad the full article.
 Posted On Friday, May 20, 2016
Annapolis Yacht Club Re-Tunes Annual Regatta to Increase Participation 
If Annapolis Yacht Club is right, other clubs will need to sit up and take notice. What they’ve done with their Annual Regatta next month is to look beyond the advanced racing teams and re-tune the event to be more inclusive to the casual racers. At its peak in the 1990s, the AYC Annual Regatta predominantly featured handicap racing. Over the past decade or so, one-design competition has become more popular and those classes have come to dominate the regatta. Participating in PHRF classes has decreased to the point the handicap component of the event has not been held for five years. Click on the article title to see the link to the full story.
 Posted On Saturday, May 14, 2016
Royal Southern Launches Motorboat Built for Mobility-challenged Boaters 
Wetwheels Hamble, a custom-made 10-metre twin-hulled motorboat, has been officially named by Dame Mary Fagan DCVO, JP, on Saturday 14th May, at a packed ceremony with over 100 invited guests at the Royal Southern Yacht Club (RSrnYC) in Hamble, where the boat is berthed and managed. This boat is designed to carry boaters who need the use of wheelchairs. Read the full article by clicking in the article title and then the HERE link.
 Posted On Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Racing in Copenhagen - M32 Scandinavian Series 
Canfield Lays Down A Marker Defending champion, Taylor Canfield and his US One team stamped their authority on the M32 Scandinavian Series, decisively winning the season's opening event in Copenhagen. The Danish capital laid on July-like conditions for the three day competition, with racing held on Tuborg Havn, just off the clubhouse of the Kongelig Dansk Yachtklub (Royal Danish Yacht Club), the event's hosts. The breeze filled in from the southeast and built to 12 knots, more than adequate to get the lightweight speed machines flying their hulls. Once again there was a strong turn-out ashore by Danish fans keen to witness the spectacle, the near capsizes and the tight finishes between the seven international teams. As to the competition compared to 2015, Canfield says it is a lot higher: "People have been putting the time in on the boats and some catamaran guys have come in and are pushing hard, but that is only pushing us to get better." A final mention must be made of Mans Holmberg, the 19-year-old son of Swedish match racing legend and America's Cup helmsman, Magnus. This was only his second regatta and his first time fleet racing it. And yet he came close to winning today's third race. This young sailor has earned himself great respect throughout the class this week and hopes to compete in the remainder of the M32 Scandinavian Series, which resumes in Gothenberg, Sweden over 16-18th June. Results - Copenhagen Leaderboard 1. US One (USA) - Taylor Canfield - 51 pts 2. Trifork (DEN) - Jes Gram Hansen - 78 pts 3. Spindrift (FRA) - Yann Guichard - 82 pts 4. Essiq Racing Team (DEN) - Nicolai Sehested - 91 pts 5. GAC Pindar (GBR) - Ian Williams - 97 pts 6. Flux (SWE) - Johnie Berntsson - 118 pts 7. TyphoonX Racing (SWE) - Mans Holmberg - 130 pts m32series.com/series/scandinavian-series/
 Posted On Thursday, May 05, 2016
ICOYC Commends Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in its Clean Waters Initiative 
President of the International Council of Yacht Clubs John McNeill also congratulated the Club; “For the ICOYC, it is rewarding to see our Member Clubs taking leading action toward assuring the health of the very waters we are blessed with. Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, as a founding member, leads again with this positive action toward securing the future, and showing the way for others in all corners of the world.” Read the full article by clicking on the title.
 Posted On Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Royal Hong Kong YC Helps Clean the Oceans - No plastics 
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club is pleased to announce that the Club will no longer sell beverages in single-use plastic bottles nor provide members with plastic bags or plastic straws. This initiative will take effect from 8 June 2016, an auspicious date being the internationally celebrated World Oceans Day, a United Nations recognised day of celebration and action for the ocean held every 8 June.