International Council of Yacht Clubs (ICOYC)

The ICOYC was formed in 2006 and the members now include many of the world’s leading yacht clubs.

RVYC is proud to be a founding member of ICOYC. We work together, sharing our experience, for the benefit of all our individual club members. In the words of John McNeill, ICOYC president, "Although the Council is made up of well established clubs with a basis of history and traditions, you’ll find that as a network of organizations we are focused on the future of our clubs and the sport, and are sensitive to how we must evolve to meet the needs of our individual clubs and memberships. Council Member Clubs share an active passion for the sport, similar business models in size and complexity, and a mutual trust that allows us to openly explore our thoughts and experiences, both good and bad, in a persistent effort toward improvement."

For newsletters, events, and more information, please visit the ICOYC website. For a list of ICOYC member clubs, please click here: ICOYC Member Clubs

The annual Commodores’ Forum, open to the flag officers and general managers of Council clubs, is a highlight of our calendar, but we are involved in many more inter-club activities, as the ICOYC website shows. Any of the officers will be happy to talk in more detail about the Council, so get in touch if you would like additional information.

ICOYC Invitational Regatta - postponed until 2020 or 2021

The first ever ICOYC Invitational Regatta - imagine it: clubs from all over the world sending teams to beautiful Marblehead, MA to race at host club Eastern Yacht Club in the super fun J/70 class. 

Sailing Events at ICOYC Member Clubs - RVYC members welcome

Click the links below for more information on this events to which members of RVYC have been invited.

1. Ski and Sail Racing 4 - 7 June 2020  Royal Norwegian Yacht Club (Kongelig Norsk Seilforening) (Oslo Norway)
2. ICOYC Cruise 31 Aug – 12 September 2020 Royal Southern Yacht Club (England)
3. Helga Cup (Women's Regatta) 11 - 14 June 2020 Norddeutscher Regatta Verein (Hamburg Germany)
4. ICOYC Americas Forum  17 – 19 April 2020, Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans
5. ICOYC World Forum - 28 Feb to 3 Mar 2021 Sandringham Yacht Club (Melbourne Australia) followed by Auckland New Zealand for the Americas Cup
6. Youth America's Cup - 2020 - 2021 - China and New Zealand. 

  The Youth America’s Cup is a joint initiative between The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS), the China Sports Industry Group (CSIG), and Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ).  The multi-leg event will begin with a fleet racing seeding event in China in November 2020 and then a match racing event in Auckland from February 18th- 23rd 2021 with the finals held between March 8th- 12th 2021 right outside the RNZYS in the shadow of Auckland’s iconic Harbour Bridge.  

An initial entry period for yacht clubs and youth crews is open from December 12th through to 29th February 2020.  The entry protocol is intentionally very similar to the America’s Cup Challenger series and match and an entry memorandum can be found here. A notice of race can be found here.  Expressions of interest can be sent to emailed to Fleet Captain Cedric Burgers, 

More Youth America’s Cup information can be found online at The cost of registration for a team is NZ $115,000 (C$98,900) and would be borne by the participating team.

Contact the ICOYC by email.

Or write to the administration centre:
International Council of Yacht Clubs
3811 Point Grey Road
Vancouver, BC V6R 1B3

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