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 Posted On Thursday, February 07, 2019
Building Participation on the Water - Improve the Comfort Level for Participants 
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.
 Posted On Monday, January 07, 2019
Sailing Illustrated - a new web-based sailing forum 
Yacht Racing News, Views and Notables….. and Conversation! By John McNeill In April of 2017, Tom Ehman, a long standing supporter of ICOYC and representative for Gstaad Yacht Club in Switzerland, launched a web based journal intended to make news and opinions of our sport much more available and up to date for sailors. His long career in the sport and worldwide connections provided a fascinating perspective on affairs and events, leading to the success of Sailing Illustrated. A year later, Tom volunteered his services and skills to helping us videotape and record most of the Forum Sessions in San Francisco, and a week later spoke of his impressions to his audience. That talk is in the first ten minutes of this video: https://youtu.be/R-5jHaUxFSA Just last week, as I was watching the show which featured our first female Commodore at St. Francis YC reviewing her year and impressions, I was struck by the many viewers online who were part of ICOYC Clubs around the world, and were offering comments on the discussion. One club actually had most of their general committee watching. That caused me to realize that, if these fellow Council members found the programs without prompting, it might be good to introduce all the Council. I strongly recommend that you take a few moments to look at the website https://www.sailingillustrated.com/ and consider what value may be there for you and your club members. All the past programs (hundreds!) and articles are archived there for viewing, which helps deal with time zone issues. You will find some of the material very relevant to the very same topics we discuss in Forums and Conferences, and others that are simply entertaining. A directory of the video sessions is found at https://www.facebook.com/pg/SailingIllustratedBlog/videos/?ref=page_internal Try it!! You’ll find much to entertain and inform. Click on the article title to see this notice in a nicely formatted form and with active web links.
 Posted On Sunday, January 06, 2019
Chicago Yacht Club Announces New Commodore and Club Officers 
The Chicago Yacht Club announced today that its membership has elected the club’s officers and Board of Directors. The 2019 club officers are Lou Sandoval, Commodore; Nicholas Berberian, Vice Commodore; Dwain Lutzow, Rear Commodore; Louis Rosenthal, Treasurer; and Rick Lillie, Secretary. All five officers began their tenure on January 1, 2019. Click on the article title and download the full story.
 Posted On Friday, December 28, 2018
Chicago YC Named as Top Yacht Club in the USA 
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.
 Posted On Saturday, December 08, 2018
Royal Malta Yacht Club Enters the 36th Americas Cup 
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.
 Posted On Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Do the Right Thing 
Observations by the St. Francis Yacht Club Sailing Coach, that might be of some value too all club's programs. Certainly a message we all believe in and nicely stated. Click on the article title to download the PDF.
 Posted On Friday, September 28, 2018
USA Olympic Training Shifts to San Francisco 
ICOYC Past President John McNeill recommends reading the linked article from Sailing World., "This model could be duplicated in many venues around the world, with similar partnerships of a leading club, local resource and governing body. While focused on development at the highest level, it will also produce a whole generation of excellent sailors, building the sport and its image." https://www.sailingworld.com/olympic-training-shifts-to-san-francisco
 Posted On Saturday, September 15, 2018
Eye candy for sailors  
Eye candy for sailors here, as the Rolex Big Boat Series begins in perfect conditions in San Francisco Bay run from the St Francis Yacht Club https://rolexbigboatseries.com/
 Posted On Wednesday, August 29, 2018
2018 Volvo Ocean Race Video - 50 minutes 
Published on Aug 28, 2018 45,000 miles, 7 teams, 1 trophy: watch all the highs and lows from sport's toughest test of a team in the official film of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. https://youtu.be/IyG7tyHCvgk
 Posted On Friday, August 10, 2018
Video on the Rolex TP 52 Cascais World Championship 
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
 Posted On Monday, July 30, 2018
The Fun Race to Hawaii 
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.
 Posted On Saturday, June 23, 2018
HELGA CUP 2019 - Ladies only Fleet Race Regatta at NRV Hamburg, June 14th to 16th, 2019  
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.
 Posted On Thursday, June 07, 2018
An Olympic Launch at FAST in San Francisco 
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.
 Posted On Monday, March 05, 2018
Brenda Bowskill: Rolex Sailor of the Year - Royal Canadian Yacht Club 
Toronto, Ontario (March 2, 2018) – Brenda Bowskill of Royal Canadian Yacht Club was honored as the 2017 Rolex Sailor of the Year, the most prestigious sailing award of the year in Canada. Click on the title to view the full article.
 Posted On Friday, February 16, 2018
2018 Hong Kong Race Week 20 to 25 February 2018 Part of the ASAF Youth Cup 
A constituent of the ASAF Youth World Cup, HKRW continues to grow as the premiere dinghy regatta in all of Asia, fielding over 221 entries from 10 nations including China, Indonesia, India, Italy, Macau, Qatar, Singapore, Taipei, USA and Hong Kong. Racers from 10 classes including both sailors and windsurfers will race up to 12 racers over 4 days from where the winners of each class will be crowned. Click on the article title to download the full announcement.
 Posted On Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Sint Maarten Yacht Club, hit by Hurricane Irma 
Sint Maarten, part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, is a country on the southern part of a Caribbean island shared with Saint Martin, a French overseas collectivity. The island was struck hard by Hurricane Irma and the General Manager of Sint Maarten Yacht Club wrote to ICOYC President Andy Anderson asking that ICOYC help spread the word of SMYC's efforts to rebuild its teaching fleet. Click on the article title to read the full message from SMYC's GM.
 Posted On Tuesday, January 09, 2018
2018 Zhik Hong Kong 29er World Championship 
New Zealand takes top places for Zhik 29er Worlds. Click on the article title to download the full article and photos.
 Posted On Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Jack London discovers the joy of sailing as a 12-year old boy (in 1912) 
Noted American author Jack London (1876-1916) writes about his discovery of sailing in San Francisco Bay when he was 12 years old. Click on the article title to download the full story.
 Posted On Thursday, November 30, 2017
John Rousmaniere at St Francis Yacht Club on the History of American Yachting 
StFYC: John Rousmaniere's presentation is a must-watch for American (and British) yachting history buffs Thursday, November 30, 2017 - by TOM EHMAN SAN FRANCISCO – John Rousmaniere (New York, NYYC, CCA), esteemed yachting historian, author and sailor, longtime friend, was the guest speaker at yesterday's St Francis Yacht Club Wednesday Yachting Luncheon. John's presentation on the history of American yachting was fascinating, especially for those interested in the development of our sport since 1840. Click on the title for the video link.
 Posted On Thursday, November 16, 2017
Report from the One Ocean Forum in Milan, October 2017  
Notes from Norddeutcher Regatta Verein and St Francis Yacht Club attendees are provided here, following their attendance at this event in Milan last month.