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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 Friday, February 22, 2019




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

President Andy Anderson's
Welcoming Message
  
     
 
ICOYC Newsletter, December 2018
  

  Americas Regional Conference

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

Details, Agenda, and Registration forms are available on Regional Conferences/Americas 
under 2019-Marblehead
Agenda, 21 Feb 2019



 2019 World Forum
Royal Cork Yacht Club
25-28 September 2019


The Royal Cork Yacht Club will be celebrating its 300th Anniversary in 2020 and is hosting the ICOYC World Forum in September 2019.

Online registration for the conference is now available. 

Details in 
Forums/Upcoming World Forum.

Pacific Keelboat Regatta
22-24 March 2019
Auckland, New Zealand


Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron invites ICOYC members to take part in the 2019 Pacific Keelboat Regatta
See details at
 On the Water/ICOYC Regattas.

Helga Cup
Women-only Fleet Race
 14-16 June 2019
Hamburg, Germany

Norddeutscher Regatta Verein invites ICOYC members to take part in the Helga Cup Regatta. See details at  
On the Water/ICOYC Regattas

 
 
Hong Kong Race Week
12-17 February 2019
Hong Kong


Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club invites ICOYC members to take part in the ASAF Youth Cup Series Regatta. See details at On the Water/ICOYC Regattas.


     

 

 


 

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.




Annapolis Yacht Club's Inaugural Race Officials Symposium a Success
Posted 6Mar2019
Annapolis Yacht Club’s inaugural Race Officials Symposium was a rousing success with a large contingent of visitors enjoying a weekend filled with interesting lectures by special guest speakers, informative presentations provided by experts on specific topics, panel discussions, and more. More than 100 sailors, race committee volunteers, judges, and umpires from as far away as California and Massachusetts gathered for the two-day seminar held at the sparkling new Annapolis Yacht Club Sailing Center. Attendees from dozens of yacht clubs and sailing associations were treated to four overall sessions and 27 individual breakout sessions. With an ability to create multiple separate “classrooms” and reception areas, all with a spectacular view of the Annapolis waterfront, the Sailing Center proved ideal for hosting such a wide-ranging symposium. Click on the article title to download the report and view a photo of US Sailing president Cory Sertl. Photo credit: Wilbur Keyworth.  
Fatality report on Chicago Mackinac Race
Posted 26Feb2019
Past ICOYC President John McNeill writes "This article and the report from Chicago Yacht Club should be in the hands of every Race Director and Regatta Chair in the world. The safety recommendations contained within could well save a life in the event of a Crew Overboard incident, an event not unknown to regular racers. We present this material here for the benefit of all clubs, and particularly our friends in ICOYC. Please pass this on as appropriate. Let's make sure that all may sail another day." Click on the article title to see the downloaded full article.  
Innovation in Annapolis Yacht Club Signature Regattas
Posted 20Feb2019
The Annapolis Yacht Club Sailing Committee is in constant communication with its constituency. Whether on-site during regattas or through surveys submitted afterward, the club is always seeking feedback from participants about how to improve its sailboat racing offerings. That process has produced one slight change to the AYC Racing Schedule for the 2019 season with the format for both the Annual Regatta and Fall Series being altered. Annapolis Yacht Club has announced that a distance racing component will be added to those two regattas for the larger one-design classes and handicap divisions. “We want to make racing for the larger one-designs and the handicap classes a little more user-friendly than the typical short windward-leeward courses,” AYC Sailing Committee Chairman John White said. Please find the press release attached. Kate Edwards, Communications Manager, Annapolis Yacht Club (click on the article title to see the download link)  
Building Participation on the Water - Improve the Comfort Level for Participants
Posted 7Feb2019
The key to increasing participation is to increase the comfort level for possible entrants, and when the greatest group of prospects are those with lower performance boats, that means taking a close look at their needs. Read the f;ull story by clicking on the article title. 
A club-owned one-design fleet can spark a revolution - More is More
Posted 30Jan2019
Kimball Livingston, Staff Commodore, St Francis YC And ICOYC Alternate, writes about the benefits of a one-design fleet to the members of St Francis and discusses the history of coming up with the plans for the fleet. Click on the article to get a download of the full story.  
Chicago YC Named as Top Yacht Club in the USA
Posted 28Dec2018
Chicago Yacht Club Named to Top Five Clubs in the Country by Platinum Clubs of America On November 7, 2018, the Club Leaders Forum and its Advisory Board released their rankings for the 2019-2020 Platinum Clubs of America, including the Top 30 Yacht Clubs in America. Chicago Yacht Club, located in Chicago, Illinois, on picturesque Lake Michigan, ranked number five in the nation, having moved up two spots from number seven in the 2016-2018 results. The next-highest ranking clubs were #1 St. Francis Yacht Club (San Francisco), #2 San Diego Yacht Club (San Diego, CA), #3 Grosse Point Yacht Club (Grosse Point, MI), and #4 Annapolis Yacht Club (Annapolis, MD). Click on the article title to download the full article.  
Long Beach Yacht Club Enters the 36th Americas Cup
Posted 12Dec2018
Long Beach Yacht Club, an ICOYC member, throws its spinnaker into the Americas Cup. The announcement says, "The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) has officially accepted Long Beach Yacht Club’s (LBYC) challenge in partnership with Team USA 21 to create Stars & Stripes USA. The group is the fifth challenger of the 36th America's Cup presented by Prada. Read the full article by clicking on the article's title. 
Royal Malta Yacht Club Enters the 36th Americas Cup
Posted 8Dec2018
Royal Malta Yacht Club,. a member of ICOYC, announces that it is entering a challenger to the upcoming Americas Cup being organized by Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, another member of ICOYC. Click on the article title to download the full announcement. 
2019 World Forum in Cork, Ireland Announced
Posted 27Aug2018
In September 2019, the Royal Cork Yacht Club will be on the cusp of celebrating the tricentenary of its establishment and is proud to hold the title of the oldest yacht club in the world. The Club has maintained a strong sailing tradition over the centuries and is still as strong and active today as it was when it was founded almost three hundred years ago. The Flag Officers and members are honoured and privileged to host the ICOYC World Commodores’ Forum which will be held from Tuesday 24th to Friday 27th September, 2019 in Cork and all delegates can be assured of a warm welcome. The venue for accommodation for the Forum is due to be finalised within the next month and we will inform all member clubs as soon as this has been confirmed. Cork Harbour, where the Club is located, is considered to be the second largest natural harbour in the world after Sydney and is steeped in maritime tradition. Many physical connections to the era when the Royal Cork Yacht Club was founded in 1720 still exist to this day and both the Forum and social programs alike will afford delegates and their partner’s opportunity to visit some of the iconic symbols of our heritage and immerse themselves in what has become known as Cork – Ireland’s maritime paradise. We look forward to welcoming ICOYC delegates, and their partners / families from across the globe in September 2019 where we will endeavour to ensure that your visit to Cork will be a memorable one!  
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.