2016 Copenhagen, Denmark
19-23 SEPTEMBER 2016
360 Views of the First Dinner
Director Ambrose Lo is showing his new Ricoh Theta S camera that takes 360º views. Details on how to view them and other photos of the Forum and its corresponding activities can be found on the Photo Gallery page. Read the information on the Photo Gallery page before clicking on the links to the photos themselves.
Members Only Information
All of the session content is restricted to members of ICOYC clubs and is marked by a (members only) note. This material is not to be distributed outside of the ICOYC member clubs. Most of the presentations have an Adobe PDF format file, as well as a Microsoft PowerPoint version or Microsoft Word format. Movies are generally supplied in MP4 format and are downloaded from a Dropbox site. The audio sessions are in WAV format also reside on Dropbox. Note that the full session files may reach 1GB in size, while the individual speaker's presentation is shorter. The PowerPoint and PDF files reside on a secured ICOYC system.
Note for ICOYC Members: To review the material from the Forum, you must be logged in by using the MEMBER LOGIN section of this website or responding to the initial login prompt when doing your first download. If you do not remember your ICOYC login/password, send a message to email@example.com.
Delegate's Book, Delegates Programme, Partners Programme
- Delegate photos and their bios can be downloaded HERE (15.5 MB) (members only).
- Delegate Programme - detailed schedule of sessions - PDF
- Partners' Programme - detailed schedule of events - PDF
Conference Theme - "How do we reinvent our clubs and the sport we are representing?"
Session 1 - "How do we attract more and longer lasting sponsors?"
This topic will be initiated by two presenters – one from the sponsors side and one from the yacht club side – what can we offer, what is asked for by a sponsor – and how do we make it long-lasting.
From sponsor’s side, Stig Anderson, CEO of Karlund Denmark, the Rolex representative in Denmark discussed "How do we evaluate the value of a sponsorship: A match between our values, brands, and possible activation". PDF PowerPoint Audio (members only).
From the club side, Steen Leth Jørgensen of UFA Sports has worked within sponsoring organizations for several years. Audio (members only).
- Cindy Schoenrich, General Manager, Gstaad Yacht Club, "Sponsors, Partners, or Donators" PDF PowerPoint Audio (members only).
- Mark Bovaird, General Manager, Hong Kong Yacht Club, "What Are Our Sponsors Key Business Objectives?", PDF PowerPoint Notes Audio (members only).
- David Mead. Past Commodore, Royal Southern Yacht Club, "Guidelines for Acquisitions and Management of Sponsors", PDF MS Word Notes Audio (members only).
Open discussions with suggestions and ideas. Panel Audio (members only)
Bjørn Westergaard to moderate the session.
Full Audio Session 1 - part 1 , part 2 (members only)
Session 2 - "Strategic thinking in how we develop our clubs!"
All planning takes it outset from the world we are living in – so what is happening around yacht clubs and other sport clubs – what should we plan for – a presentation from an outsider.
Anders Bogason – a keen sailor and also partner at one of the leading Danish strategic consulting companies.
"Increasing our chances of strategy realization -- the dilemmas of separating strategy development from execution.", PDF PowerPoint Movie MP4 Audio (members only).
Mads Kolte Olsen, CEO Danish Sailing Association talks about the changing conditions for getting a part of people's leisure time and presents the results of a recent survey of Danish sailing clubs - "Conditions to Attract People to Water Activities," PDF PowerPoint Audio (members only).
Inge Strompf-Jepsen, Past Commodore, Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, "Best strategic plans made, are made not to last!", Hong Kong's cityscape encroached upon the RHKYC faster than anticipated! How did we cope? PDF PowerPoint Audio (members only).
Andy Anderson, Past Commodore, Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, "Strategic thinking in how we develop our clubs. What can 10,000 hours achieve?", PDF PowerPoint (194 MB) Audio (members only).
Bill Torgerson, Annapolis Yacht Club, "Strategic Thinking - the Role of Cultural Self-Examination", PDF PowerPoint Audio (members only).
Mike Newbury, Royal Canadian Yacht Club, presented the preliminary results of a survey of ICOYC clubs and their characteristics, "ICOYC Data Base Analysis", PDF PowerPoint Audio (members only).
Open discussions with suggestions and ideas.
Lars Ive to moderate the session.
Full Audio Session 2 - Part 1 , part 2
Session 3 - "Volunteer management, how do we develop our volunteers?"
How do others organizations plan structurally to attract, keep and develop their volunteers – and how are the demographic changes supporting the activities.
Professor Bjarne Ibsen is manager for Center for Sports and Biomechanics at the Southern Denmark University and has spearheaded major research into volunteer work.
Presentation "How do we develop sports organizations based upon a volunteer's work." PDF PowerPoint Audio (members only).
- Gilles Forest, Vice President, Societe Nautique de Marseille, "Volunteer Management: A Challenge for the Future", PDF PowerPoint Audio (members only).
- Stuart Walton, Royal Perth Yacht Club, "The use of technology to reduce the burden on volunteers", an automated system to manage race flags and horns. - The Rosser Starting System", PDF PowerPoint Movie (MP4, 741 Mb) Audio (members only).
- Gerry Cullen, Vice Commodore, Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, "Numerous outstations, recruiting, organizing and managing “work parties” at each of the stations in both spring and fall- the challenge of managing a gang of 'Alphas". pending Audio (members only).
- Mads Ehrhardt, Royal Danish Yacht Club, "Why we name a volunteer of the day", PDF PowerPoint Audio (members only).
Open discussions with suggestions and ideas Audio (members only).
Dan Ibsen to moderate the session.
Full Audio Session 3 - Part 1 , Part 2 (members only)
Session 4 - "Creating Value in Membership - Understanding our 'Customers' "
What is value for members?
Reinventing the clubs – a different but effective approach to get back energy into our club life.
Chicago Yacht Club will present its program and results of re-vitalizing its club by focusing on values to its various types of members.
"Can you use offshore racing principles and strategies to revitalize your yacht club? YES!" PDF PowerPoint (members only).
Club Reinvention Audio (members only).
Implementation Audio (members only).
Women on the Water Audio (members only).
Womens Events Audio (members only).
Takeaways & General Discussion Audio (members only).
Carlo Thierry, Yacht Club Italiano, "The potential of ICOYC in international relations - How to make that a value to members", PDF Word Audio (members only).
Open discussions with suggestions and ideas for reinventing sailing clubs
Chicago Yacht Club to moderate the session.
Full Session 4 audio - Part 1, Part 2 (members only)
Session 5 - "Are we getting full use of social media?"
Mads Ehrhardt, Board of KDY, works with social media in his professional job.
"Social Interaction Between People Enabled by Digital Media", Audio (members only).
Mathilde Hegelund who is a great sailor and has a Master in social media, "Key issues what is done now, what could be done and what will the future bring?" PDF Audio (members only).
Mads and Mathilde discuss 'The Next Big Thing' Audio (members only).
- Robert Stoneley, Hong Kong Yacht Club, "Are we getting full use of social media? ", PDF PowerPoint Audio (members only).
- Malcolm Levy, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, "Are We Too Late for the Future - How did we prepare and developed our social media future? PDF PowerPoint Audio (members only).
Open discussions with suggestions and ideas. Mads Ehrhardt to moderate the session.
Interactive discussion re Corporate Membership Audio (members only).
Full Audio Session 5 - Part 1, Part 2
Session 6 - "New types of sailing – both racing and cruising – adapting to competition and changed lifestyle"
New racing formats – Sailing Champions League and the M32 World Match Series. What can we do to reinvent Cruising? And are there other racing formats in the pipe line?
Kim Andersen, Head of ISAF Technical Committee, "World Sailing’s views on where sailing is heading and what the role of clubs should be", PDF (members only)
New Competition Equipment Audio (members only).
Lifestyle Changes Audio (members only).
Christian Lerche, International Race Officer, Chair - Danish Sealing League Organization, "Speed Fleet Racing and League Sailing", PDF PowerPoint Audio (members only)
Anders Kristensen, Royal Norwegian Yacht Club, "SUP - is it a new way of recruiting young sailors?" PDF PowerPoint Audio (members only)
Jack Lloyd - Adapting Sailing and the Volvo Revolution Audio (members only)..
Full Audio Session 6 - Part 1, Part 2 (members only)..
Announcement of the Next Forum – by the hosting Club
April 2018, San Francisco, USA, co-sponsored by San Francisco Yacht Club and St Francis Yacht Club.
Details in Forums/Next Commodores Forum.
These presentations were not part of the scripted sessions, but are of general interest.
Atlantic Anniversary Regatta - 2017/2018
Norddeutscher Regatta Verein has released a Save the Date message and a Presentation describing this Trans-Atlantic regatta in 2017 and with the fleet returning to Europe in 2018.
NRV is preparing to celebrate the its 150th Anniversary in 2018 and will do so by hosting a Transatlantic Race. Incidentally Yacht Club Costa Smeralda –www.yccs.it– of Porto Cervo / SARDINIA – one of NRV's Reciprocal Clubs – will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2017. Therefore, both Clubs have decided to join hands in organizing two outstanding Trans-Atlantic Races in 2017 and 2018. In November 2017 the YCCS will host the westbound regatta from the Canary Islands to Virgin Gorda, BVI, with the finish line in front of their Caribbean Clubhouse. In July 2018 – supported by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in Hamilton – www.rbyc.bm– another one of NRV's Reciprocal Clubs – the NRV will host the eastbound regatta from Bermuda to Hamburg / GERMANY. Go to Member Clubs/Norddeutscher Regatta Verein for details.
Rosser Starting System
Royal Perth Yacht Club presented a MOVIE (MP4, 741 Mb) which demonstrates an automatic race start flagging system using off-the shelf hardware and custom programmed software. The system can be licensed from the developer, contact Royal Perth directly, mentioning "Rosser Starting System."
The table below presents several links to downloading files or other web pages relating to the 10th Commodores' Forum.
Last Updated Friday, January 04, 2019