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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, October 07, 2019

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

President Andy Anderson's
Welcoming Message

2021 World Forum Announced
28 February-03 March 2021

Sandringham Yacht Club is hosting the 2021 World Forum near sunny Melbourne, Australia.
Watch the VIDEO

Details in 
Forums/Upcoming World Forums 

Photos are Coming In!
See them in 
Photo Gallery

Did you attend? If so, contribute your photos for the public sharing. Find out how in Photo Gallery

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

Presentations will be posted by 15 Oct 2019.

Details in 
Forums/Past World Forums

Helga Cup 2020
11-14 June 2020
Norddeutscher Regatta Verein
Hamburg, Germany

Details On The Water/ICOYC Regattas
under Helga Cup June 2020

Grundig Ski-Yachting 2020
Royal Norwegian Yacht Club invites ICOYC members to participate in this novel skiing/yachting event.

Details in On the Water/Club Events

ICOYC Cruise 2020
Solent & Poole Harbour

Organized by the
Royal Southern Yacht Club

31 August - 12 September 2020

Details in
On the Water/Cruises
 Americas Regional Conference

Save the Date

17-19 April 2020
Southern Yacht Club
New Orleans, LA, USA

Conference details will be available on Regional Conferences/Americas 
under "2020 - New Orleans

ICOYC Newsletter,
December 2018




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.

AYC 3-2-1 Invitational Brings Unique Format to new National Trend
Posted 12Sep2019
A new trend is rapidly spreading through the sailboat racing world. Yacht clubs across the country are purchasing their own fleet of boats and utilizing them by conducting invitational events. Annapolis Yacht Club has created its own regatta that will be different from anything currently out there. Commodore Jim Ellis is proud to announce the inaugural AYC 3-2-1 Invitational will be held this coming weekend with a total of seven teams participating. What separates the AYC 3-2-1 Invitational from those previously mentioned and others is the format and types of boats being used. Competitors participating in next weekend’s regatta must race three-on-three, two-on-two, and one-on-one – hence the name of the regatta. Please find the press release attached by clicking on the article title 
How volunteerism energized a club - Royal Canadian YC
Posted 5Sep2019
What you are doing,” Dave Perry said to me after a spring rules seminar, “Is really hard!” I gulped since I never thought about how challenging moving from a paid staff Race Management structure to a volunteer program would be and said, “Well, hard has never deterred me before. I will let you know how it goes.” For the past 15 to 20 years, the race management for Royal Canadian Yacht Club (Toronto, ON) was primarily constructed with paid staff. This was done initially to give a group of Development Team and National Team sailors a flexible job so they could train and earn money towards their campaigns. But as that group moved on, there was a gap in the number of sailors at this level and it became more and more difficult to fill all the skilled roles required for Race Committee. Click on the article title to download the full story. 
All About Sailing at St Francis Yacht Club
Posted 2Aug2019
The August 2019 issue of St Francis Yacht Club's web-based magazine, Mainsheet, is focused on sailing at St Francis YC, including racing and social cruising. Click on the article title to see the download link. 
Open International Championship - Sailability Hong Kong
Posted 17Apr2019
Sailability Hong Kong and the Hebe Haven YC present the first ever Open International Championship, 2-8 December 2019. Click the article title to see the brochure and download the full event description.