Royal Cork Yacht Club
Hosts the
2019 ICOYC World Forum


25-28 September 2019

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Pre-Registration Announcement and Hotel Reservations
07 Feb 2019

07 February 2019

Make Your Plans for the Cork Forum
What, When, Where, Who

What - Royal Cork Yacht Club are delighted to announce that the schedule for the 2019 ICOYC World Forum in Cork is almost finalised. 

When - We  hope that you are planning to attend the Forum which will be held from Wednesday 25th to Saturday 28th September 2019, with arrival scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, 24 September 2019, and departures on Sunday, 29th September. 

On-line registration opens on Monday 18th February 2019, at a discounted rate of €800 per delegate and €525 per partner (subject to change) which will be given to the ‘early birds’ who subscribe before Wednesday 1st May 2019, with the rate increasing to €900/€600 after this date. 

Stay tuned for the announcement of the opening of the forum registration site. 

Where - Accommodation rates have been agreed at the five-star Fota Island Resort where the Forum will take place, along with a number of events at the Royal Cork Clubhouse in Crosshaven and other historic locations around the Cork Harbour. Accommodation rates for the forum:

  • Single room in Hotel - €140 per room per night, single occupancy, including full Irish breakfast.
  • Double or Twin Room in Hotel  - €155 per room per night, double occupancy, including full Irish breakfast.  
  • Double, Twin or Single rooms in a Lodge - €126 per bedroom per night on a room-only basis - each lodge is available based on a minimum of 2 bedrooms being booked. Breakfast available in the Hotel at €16.50 per person. This may ideal for a group from a club that would prefer to stay together in a lodge on the grounds and are set up for self-catering.

When making reservations with the Fota Island Resort, inform the reservations team that you are attending the ICOYC World Forum 2019 to avail of the discounted rate. You must make the reservations by phone 353 21 488 3700 or by email at

Who - Finally, we are asking Commodores to emphasize the importance of their junior flag officers of attending the World Forum, as well as key committee members and the club's General Manager.

Mise i seoltóireacht 
(Yours in sailing),

Pat Farnan


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Your questions can be answered by Gavin Deane, General Manager

General Announcement - October 2018

Admiral Pat Farnan of the Royal Cork Yacht Club announces:

"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 Wedsday 25th to Saturday 28th 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!"


Last updated Sunday, February 10, 2019



  • Pre-registration and Hotel Announcement - 07 Feb 2019,  PDF
  • Announcement presentation made to the 2018 European Regional Meeting, 13 Oct 2018, PDF
  • Video prepared by Cork Convention Bureau, MP4, 202 MB

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