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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 Saturday, April 14, 2018

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

President Andy Anderson's
Welcoming Message
 Real Club Náutico de Barcelona
New Member Page
ICOYC Welcomes its Newest Member. Read more about RCNB in Member Clubs/Real Club Náutico de Barcelona
Real Club Náutico de Palma
New Member Page - Coming Soon
ICOYC Welcomes its Newest Member. Read more about RCNP in Member Clubs/Real Club Náutico de Palma
 Royal Motor Yacht Club
New Member Page
ICOYC Welcomes its Newest Member. Read more about RMYC in Member Clubs/Royal Motor Yacht Club
Gstaad Yacht Club
Updated Member Page
ICOYC Welcomes its Newest Member. Read more about GYC in Member Clubs/Gstaad Yacht Club
 ICOYC Newsletter November 2017
Read it in Library/Newsletters
Eastern Yacht Club
ICOYC Invitational Regatta
02-06 September 2019
 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. 
 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.


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

Brenda Bowskill: Rolex Sailor of the Year - Royal Canadian Yacht Club
Posted 5Mar2018
Toronto, Ontario (March 2, 2018) – Brenda Bowskill of Royal Canadian Yacht Club was honored as the 2017 Rolex Sailor of the Year, the most prestigious sailing award of the year in Canada. Click on the title to view the full article. 
2018 Hong Kong Race Week 20 to 25 February 2018 Part of the ASAF Youth Cup
Posted 16Feb2018
A constituent of the ASAF Youth World Cup, HKRW continues to grow as the premiere dinghy regatta in all of Asia, fielding over 221 entries from 10 nations including China, Indonesia, India, Italy, Macau, Qatar, Singapore, Taipei, USA and Hong Kong. Racers from 10 classes including both sailors and windsurfers will race up to 12 racers over 4 days from where the winners of each class will be crowned. Click on the article title to download the full announcement.