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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.  
  



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What's New at ICOYC???
  

Updated Wednesday, November 29, 2017




Scroll down to the  CURRENTS section below for late breaking news in the yachting world.

President Andy Anderson's
Welcoming Message
  
     
     
   ICOYC Newsletter November 2017
Read it in Library/Newsletters
 
     
     
 Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
Asia-Pacific Regional Conference
28-30 September
 Chicago Yacht Club
Americas Regional Conference
20-22 October 2017
  Société Nautique de Marseille
European Regional Conference
13-15 October 2017
 Conference proceeding and downloads are posted on Regional Conferences/Asia-Pacific.  Some areas require Member Login.  Conference proceeding and photos are posted on Regional Conferences/Americas  Some areas require Member Login.   Conference proceeding and photos are posted on Regional Conferences/Europe soon. Some areas require Member Login.
     

 
Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
Tahiti Yacht Rally 2018
15-29 September 2018
  NJK - NyländskaJaktklubben
 ICOYC Cruise in Finland
29 July - 06 August 2016

Eastern Yacht Club
ICOYC Invitational Regatta
02-06 September 2019
Join Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron and charter a yacht in Tahiti. Live your dream of sailing Tahiti on this adventure through Bora Bora, Huahine, Raiatea and Tahaa. 
Cruise Report by Maggie Widdop of Royal Southern Yacht Club 
The first-ever Eastern Yacht Club ICOYC Invitational Regatta will be held in waters off Marblehead, Mass., USA, to bring together ICOYC clubs from around the world for four days of world class Corinthian Fleet racing in matched J/70 boats.
  
Youth Exchange Program
On The Water/ICOYC Youth Exchange

2018 ICOYC Sunshine Coast Cruise
03-13 September 2018
Absolute Cut-off Date is
30 November 2017

ICOYC Regattas Page Launched
On the Water/ICOYC Regattas
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.
Royal Vancouver YC and Seattle YC are 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. Read the Cruise Overview, the route, the costs, and open the 60+ page Skippers’ Handbook. Take a look at the new ICOYC Regattas page under On The Water. This page has three components: a section announcing the first ICOYC Invitational Regatta starting in September 2019, a section showing fun on the water in the Commodores' Cup fun-filled regattas after the ICOYC World Forums, and a section labeled Club Eventsin which member clubs announce sailing events open to other ICOYC member clubs. The first two include NRV's AAR and YCI's Millevele discussed above.
 


   

Register Now!
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!!!
        





 

CURRENTS - News in the Yachting Scene  

 

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 webeditor@icoyc.orgfor 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 webeditor@icoyc.org





Jack London discovers the joy of sailing as a 12-year old boy (in 1912)
Posted 12Dec2017
Noted American author Jack London (1876-1916) writes about his discovery of sailing in San Francisco Bay when he was 12 years old. Click on the article title to download the full story. 
John Rousmaniere at St Francis Yacht Club on the History of American Yachting
Posted 30Nov2017
StFYC: John Rousmaniere's presentation is a must-watch for American (and British) yachting history buffs Thursday, November 30, 2017 - by TOM EHMAN SAN FRANCISCO – John Rousmaniere (New York, NYYC, CCA), esteemed yachting historian, author and sailor, longtime friend, was the guest speaker at yesterday's St Francis Yacht Club Wednesday Yachting Luncheon. John's presentation on the history of American yachting was fascinating, especially for those interested in the development of our sport since 1840. Click on the title for the video link. 
Former World Sailing President follows in the footsteps of his father - Yacht Club Italiano
Posted 9Nov2017
The Beppe Croce Trophy has been presented to distinguished sailors, rules gurus and designers who have all dedicated an outstanding amount of time to the sport sailing. The full article on YCI's Beppe can be downloaded from http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2017/11/08/croce-honey-honored-world-sailing-awards/  
2017 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championships - Final Report
Posted 2Oct2017
132 entries from 16 countries battled it out over Five days of racing this week in Hong Kong. Six qualifying races for the Yellow and Blue fleets were sailed on Monday and Tuesday, followed by the 2017 Asia & Oceanian Team Racing Championships where Team China prevailed. The first two championship races were sailed yesterday where Singapore’s Muhammad Daniel Kei Bin Muhammad Yazid, moved up from 4th to first overall after coming 1st and 2nd in his races. With a total of 28 points, he was 15 points ahead of his nearest competitor Demir Dirk from Turkey with China’s Xilun Lin following in 3rd overall. Download the full story by clicking on the article title.  
ICOYC Teams Dominate Fifth NYYC Invitational Cup
Posted 1Oct2017
The fifth Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup was held in Newport, Rhode Island from September 13 through 17. Fourteen teams from nine countries were invited to compete in evenly matched Swan 42s. Southern Yacht Club, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Eastern Yacht Club, Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Royal Cork Yacht Club and Royal Swedish Yacht Cub were the ICOYC members who sailed in the event. Click on the article's title to view the download link for the full story and photos. 
2018 Hong Kong Race Week - 20-25 Feb 2018 - part of the ASAF Youth Cub
Posted 22Sep2017
Under the auspices of the Hong Kong Sailing Federation and organised in conjunction with the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Hong Kong Race Week 2018 is now open for entry! A constituent of the ASAF Youth World Cup, HKRW continues to grow as the premiere dinghy regatta in all of Asia. Fielding over 270 participants from 12 nations and sailed in different 12 classes, HKRW serves as a significant regatta for promising Asian sailors to hone their skills to compete at international level around the world. Click on the article title to download the full announcement and registration links.  
RHKYC Announces the 29er Hong Kong Open
Posted 18Aug2017
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in conjunction with the 29er Association of Hong Kong announced the release today of the 29er Hong Kong Open, Notice of Race. 2018 29er World Championship Organising Committee Chairman, Peter Backe, said “The 29er Hong Kong Open will be a great opportunity for overseas sailors to become familiar with the Hong Kong race track and its challenges. Conditions will be very similar to the World Championships, which will give an advantage for those taking part. Official race website: http://2018.29erworlds.org/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/29erworldshk/ Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/29erWorlds/ Download a MS Word document of this announcement by clicking on the article title