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 Posted On Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Stop being environmentally selfish 
It has been a significant initiative of World Sailing to heighten the awareness of sustainability, a topic we were reminded of at the 2019 World Sailing Annual Conference. Their leadership of the organization in this area has been recognized at the highest level of international sport, and given the importance of the ocean to both our sport and the planet, this involvement is a no-brainer. See the whole article clicking on the title and then the weblink.
ICOYC Clubs score well in the list of the top 50 Platinum Yacht Clubs 
Platinum Clubs of the World 2020-21 Yacht Clubs have been recognized in the Platinum Clubs of America elections for more than 20 years. This year, with the approval of the Club Leaders Forum Advisory Board, the esteemed Panel were asked to cast their votes for the Top 50 Platinum Yacht Clubs of the World. The Clubs are listed alphabetically and confirm that Yachting is a global activity and lifestyle. ICOYC clubs made up 18 of the top 50 clubs in this ranking and six more ICOYC clubs made Honorable Mention. See details at https://clubleadersforum.com/pcow/platinum-clubs-2020-yacht/
 Posted On Monday, October 28, 2019
ICOYC club Newport Harbor wins Lipton Cup challenge 
San Diego, CA (October 27, 2019) – The team from Newport Harbor Yacht Club won the 2019 Sir Thomas Lipton Cup Regatta today. Eleven participating yacht club teams returned from last year, many of them being skippered by the same men and women at the helm. Shane Young and his Long Beach Yacht Club team were one team that really came back ready for a rematch. Click on the article title to view the download for the full article.
 Posted On Thursday, October 24, 2019
Hong Kong Race Week - Invitation to ICOYC Clubs 
The Hong Kong Sailing Federation in conjunction with co-organisers the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, are hosting Hong Kong Race Week 2020 on the 4th to 9th of February 2020, Leg #2 of the ASAF Youth Cup Series 2019-20. This highly regarded event returns for the 7th edition, having now firmly cemented itself on the ASAF Youth Cup Circuit. Raced in 10 classes over 4 race courses, we are pleased to invite all the sailors from our associated ICOYC clubs to join the regatta and compete on Hong Kong’s renowned World Class race tracks - host of the 29er World Championship 2018, Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 # Leg 4 Stopover, Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championship 2017 and the Etchells World Championship 2015. Racing will be conducted from the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s Middle Island complex. The event anticipates hosting 260+ of the top youth sailors from around the Asia - Pacific region, including sailors from as far afield as Australia, New Zealand and the USA. Please find attached our invitation to share with all your ICOYC members to join this prestigious regatta. I would be pleased if you would publish this invitation under the CLUB ACTIVITIES on the ICOYC website and in your next newsletter. I have also attached a press release with image links for the event. The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club looks forward to hosting teams from our fellow ICOYC’s at Hong Kong Race Week 2020, for the best racing in Asia! Kind regards, Nikki Claringbold Assistant Manager - Regattas & Events Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Kellett Island | Causeway Bay | Hong Kong +852 2239 0363 (tel) | +852 2239 0364 (fax) Nikki.Claringbold@rhkyc.org.hk| www.rhkyc.org.hk www.facebook.com/RHKYC | www.twitter.com/RHKYC Click on the article title to view the downloads.
 Posted On Thursday, September 12, 2019
AYC 3-2-1 Invitational Brings Unique Format to new National Trend 
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
 Posted On Friday, September 06, 2019
The ROLEX Big Boat Series Goes GREEN! 
Partnership brings the GREEN wave to this regatta
 Posted On Thursday, September 05, 2019
How volunteerism energized a club - Royal Canadian YC 
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.
 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 Friday, August 02, 2019
All About Sailing at St Francis Yacht Club 
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.
 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
Open International Championship - Sailability Hong Kong  
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.
 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.