ICOYC European Conference 2021

2021 7–9 October
Real Club Náutico de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain



All times are Central Europe Time (CET / UTC +1)

Thursday, 7th October 2021

10.00 – 13.00
Check in and Get together (optional)
13.00 – 14.00
Lunch at Real Club Náutico de Barcelona (Partners Welcome)
14.00 – 14.30
Welcome and Introductions
ICOYC, International Relations Officer, Real Club Náutico de Barcelona
14.30 – 15.15
New Members – Introducing New Clubs
Yacht Clube Punta del Este
Coral Reef Yacht Club
Royal Gothenburg Yacht Club
Royal Thames Yacht Club
15.15 – 16.15
Covid 19 Open Panel, Before and After
16.15 – 16.30
Coffee Break
16.30 – 17.10
Keeping Sponsors During a Pandemic, How to Redress
CNC, Royal Cork and RCNB (J. Puig)
17.10 – 18.20
Strategic Plans for Yacht Clubs and Planning for the Next 5 Years
Debate CHICAGO and RCNB (Marc Antonio)
Wrap-up of the day
18.30 – 19.30
ICOYC Board meeting
Happy Hour at Real Club Náutico de Barcelona including Wine Tasting
Hotel Dinner – “Romantic Dinner


Friday, 8th October 2021

09.00 – 0940
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club – Navigating in an Unpredictable World
0950 – 1100
How to Keep Youth in the Clubs
11.00 – 12.00
How to Keep Racing Venues Attractive Over the Years
1200 – 1600

SAGRADA FAMILIA – The Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Familia, known simply as the Sagrada Familia, is a Catholic basilica in Barcelona (Spain), designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí. Begun in 1882, it is still under construction. It is Gaudí’s masterpiece, and the greatest exponent of Catalan modernist architecture. It is one of the most visited monuments in Spain, together with the Prado Museum and the Alhambra in Granada, 1 and it is the most visited church in Europe after the Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican. 2 When it is completed it will be the most visited Christian church high of the world

Comida Casa Martinez.

Communication, New Website, Social Media at ICOYC Europe
Sustainability Open Session
Barcelona Introduction
1730– 1820
ICOYC in the Sailing World
And the Future of the Olympic ClassesCoffee Break
1840 – 1920
Why Yacht Clubs are Important to Tourism in Barcelona
President Turisme de Barcelona
Wrap-up of the day
19.30 – 20.15
Wine Tasting at Real Club Náutico de Barcelona
Dinner— at Typical Spanish restaurant


Saturday, 9th October 2021

09.00 – 09.40
Women in Sailing
Panel of Different Perspectives
10.00 – 10.30
Virtual Sailing
10.30 – 11.10
Disabled Person Sailing/Inclusive Racing
CNC 15 years’ experience, NRV (bringing disabled sailing to race), RCY Bayona (Guest Club) different perspective of disabled sailing
11.15 – 11.40
Coffee break
11.40 – 12.20
Management and Budgeting of Youth Sailing Club Teams Abroad
12.30 – 13.00
TP52 presentation SUPER SERIES
Rob Weiland
13.00 – 13.30
Final Wrap-up of the Forum
14.00 – 15.00
Lunch at Real Club Náutico de Barcelona
21.00 Dinner
Restaurant RCNB
Dress code: Jacket and Club Tie

Useful Things to Know

Please find below some useful information for your Conference. All time are Central Europe Summer Time.

Taxi to and from the Airport
There is a taxi rank outside the terminal which will cost about 40€, depending on the amount of luggage and number of passengers

The Conference starts at 14.00 on Friday 7th October with an Opening Ceremony and you (partner included) are invited to a light lunch from 13.00 to 14.00 at the Club.

Registration for delegates and partners will be open from 10.00 On Friday 7th October at the Club.

The Club has a good WiFi service available throughout the Clubhouse.

Network: RCNB_5G
Password: nauticwifi

Useful Addresses

Real Club Náutico de Barcelona
Moll d’Espanya, s/n
08039 Barcelona
Club phone: +34
Email: regatas@rcnb.com


Hotel Duquesa de Cardona
Passeig de Colon 12
Contact: Marta Gisbert
Phone: +34 932 689 090
Email: receptionmanager@hduquesadecardona.com

Dress Code

The dress code in the Clubhouse is casual. On the first floor, it is compulsory to wear long trousers. For the dinner on Friday the dress code is “smart casual”. On Saturday night for the dinner we would ask gentlemen to wear Jackets and their Club tie.


Félix Escalas Llimona

Real Club Náutico de Barcelona

Conference Organiser

Toni Guiu Badia

Real Club Náutico de Barcelona

Event Coordinator

Pere Sarquella Ventura

Real Club Náutico de Barcelona

Visiting Barcelona

To reserve a room at the Hotel Duquesa de Cardona

Email receptionmanager@hduquesadecardona.com with your name and credit card details (card number, name on the card and expiry date), the number of nights required and the quote reference “ICOYC-RCN Barcelona”. There is no requirement to provide you card’s 3 digit (CVV/CSC) number.


Contact Marta Gisbert, Reception Department, Hotel Duquesa de Cardona at +34 932 689 090 and reference “ICOYC-RCN Barcelona”.

The delegate room rates are Standard Interior 170€, Standard Exterior 190€ and De Luxe 200€ (including breakfast for 2 persons) per night for a double room (Taxes IVA included, tourist tax not included).

A few rooms have also been reserved for Tuesday night 5th October for delegates who are arriving the day before the Conference starts (different room rates may apply).

Please note that the rooms reserved at the Hotel Duquesa de Cardona for the nights of 6, 7 , 8 & 9 October can only be booked by e mail or phone and are not available on any “on line booking” system.

Please contact the hotel before the 15 September to reserve a room at these rates.

Cancellation policy: You can cancel the accommodation reservation up to 48 hours before without charge


More Information

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any additional information:

Pere Sarquella
Event Administrator
Moll d’Espanya, s/n
08039 Barcelona
Phone: +34 93 221 65 21


Additional Links

About Barcelona (Tourist Information)