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 Posted On Friday, September 06, 2019
The ROLEX Big Boat Series Goes GREEN! 
Partnership brings the GREEN wave to this regatta
 Posted On Thursday, August 08, 2019
Annapolis YC Long Distance Double-handed Race 
Racing sailboats across a long distance has inspired generations of sailors. The Annapolis Yacht Club announces a new 24-hour race for double-handed crews to start on Saturday, September 28, 2019 off the entrance to the Severn River. In response to the announcement by World Sailing, the international governing body of the sport, that the Olympic Games will host a mixed double-handed, long-distance competition beginning with the 2024 Paris Games, the Annapolis Yacht Club is among the first sailing organizations to create this new event. Please find the press release by Gary Jobson by clicking on the article title and download the release. We hope that you will share this news with your audience and thank you for your support of the Annapolis Yacht Club. Thank you, Kate Edwards Communications Manager 510 Severn Avenue Annapolis, Maryland 21403 410-263-9147 x.104 kedwards@annapolisyc.org
 Posted On Wednesday, July 31, 2019
World Sailing Presidential Update - July 2019 
Report by the President of World Sailing on his meeting with International Olympic Committee, "Change or be Changed". Click on the article title to see the download link.
 Posted On Monday, June 17, 2019
Annapolis YC - 37th Biennial Annapolis-to-Newport Race — One for the Books 
The 2019 Annapolis-to-Newport race was one for the books with a dismasting, two boats with minor electrical fires, multiple entries dropping out due to seasickness, a double-handed entry winning its start against fully crewed boats, and a new location for the awards party and trophy presentation. Attached photo shows Gallant bowman Zachary Krause (left) and Varsity Offshore Team Director Jahn Tihansky (left) with the Chip Thayer Perpetual Trophy. Photo by Bill Wagner. We hope that you will share this news with your audience and thank you for your support of the Annapolis-to-Newport race. Click on the article title to see the downloads. Kate Edwards Communications Manager 510 Severn Avenue Annapolis, Maryland 21403 410-263-9147 x.104 kedwards@annapolisyc.org
 Posted On Thursday, May 30, 2019
Ten Provocative Articles by Gary Jobson 
Gary Jobson has long been a solid supporter of the essential role of yacht clubs to the sport. Here he has provided a series of ten articles that present provocative thoughts on club governance, strategies, leadership, committees and youth development.. These articles should be of value to every ICOYC Member Club. We hope that you enjoy them. They are located in the Member Library, under 'Issues and Events'. Click the title above for a quick link to the articles.
 Posted On Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Producing future leaders through sailing 
In 1945, at age 17, Malin Burnham became the youngest ever to win the Star World Championship. It was his springboard toward great accomplishments in sailing and business, which led to his induction in the National Sailing Hall of Fame. Malin remains committed to the sport as a means to develop future leaders, and shares his sentiment on that topic. Read the full article by clicking on the article title and downloading the PDF
 Posted On Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Annapolis Yacht Club's Inaugural Race Officials Symposium a Success 
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.
 Posted On Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Fatality report on Chicago Mackinac Race 
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.
 Posted On Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Innovation in Annapolis Yacht Club Signature Regattas 
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)
 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 Wednesday, January 30, 2019
A club-owned one-design fleet can spark a revolution - More is More 
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.
 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 Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Long Beach Yacht Club Enters the 36th Americas Cup 
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.
 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