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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 Monday, August 06, 2018

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

President Andy Anderson's
Welcoming Message
 European Regional Conference

12-13 October 2018
Club Naval de Cascais
Cascais, Portugal

Reservations Open

Details on Regional Conferences/Europe 
Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
50th Annual Cruise
12-18 April 201

The RSYS invites members of ICOYC clubs to join them in their 50th Annual Cruise in the waters of the Broken Bay area.

More details in On the Water/ICOYC Cruises
 Eastern Yacht Club
ICOYC Invitational Regatta
02-06 September 2019
Updated Information (June 2018)

 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.  

  Asia/Pacific Regional Conference

xx November 2018

 Officers and Board of Directors
Newly elected officials of ICOYC on About ICOYC/Officers and Directors  

  Americas Regional Conference

12-13 April 2019
Eastern Yacht Club
Marblehead, MA, USA

 2018 Forum Photos
Photos of the San Francisco Forum 2018 can be viewed in Photo Gallery

 2018 Forum Presentations
Presentations from the 2018 Forum can be viewed in Forums/Past World Forums

 ICOYC Newsletter November 2017
Read it in Library/Newsletters

 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
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




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.

Video on the Rolex TP 52 Cascais World Championship
Posted 10Aug2018
Club Naval de Cascais hosted the Rolex TP 52 World Championship. Watch this 25 minute video. https://edition.cnn.com/videos/sports/2018/08/08/tp52-world-championship-super-series-monohull-yacht-racing-americas-cup-mainsail-spt-intl.cnn 
The Fun Race to Hawaii
Posted 30Jul2018
The Fun Race to Hawaii. Follow the fun race (cruise?) from San Francisco to Hawaii. Relive the 20th edition of the 2,070 nm Pacific Cup Race from San Francisco to Kaneohe Bay, Oahu. Sixty-one entrants prepared for the 2018 edition that divided the fleet with staggered starts on July 9, 11, 12, and 13. Click on the article title to view the video and additional web links. 
HELGA CUP 2019 - Ladies only Fleet Race Regatta at NRV Hamburg, June 14th to 16th, 2019
Posted 23Jun2018
Please be advised that after this year’s fantastic success with 62 participating ladies teams the NRV – Norddeutscher Regatta Verein in Hamburg / GERMANY will again organize and host the “Ladies Only” HELGA CUP REGATTA event next year from June 14th to 16th, 2019. Click on the downloads for the full description. 
An Olympic Launch at FAST in San Francisco
Posted 7Jun2018
At the recent Forum, we heard about this extraordinary youth development program in San Francisco. Now the dream described by Past Commodore Stoneberg has begun to take form. What does it mean to have an Olympic Development Program running this week through Saturday at San Francisco's Facility for Advanced Sailing and Technology? It means this is real - the first Olympic-related event at FAST, the new US Olympic Sailing headquarters. US Olympic Sailing Chief Malcolm Page is now in residence, and Paige Railey, Caleb Paine and Charlie Buckingham are among the Olympic veterans mixing it up with and setting the bar high for young Olympic Development Program hopefuls. Read more HERE and watch ABC7's news story about FAST. Click the article title to get a link to the video.