International Council of Yacht Clubs Commodores’ Forum
Last hosted by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in 2006, the forthcoming 8th ICOYC Commodores’ Forum will features a week of activities packed with six business sessions and socials events as well as a partner program.
As John McNeill, President of the ICOYC describes, “These forums are an opportunity to engage in discussions with peer clubs on issues and opportunities of mutual interest and discover how others may deal with the same challenges from time to time. ”
“The importance of this event cannot be underestimated and the Club is very proud to again be playing host.” adds RHKYC Commodore, Joachim Isler.
To date, over 70 visitors from 29 yacht clubs and 16 countries have confirmed their attendance.
Each discussion topic will include insightful presentations, a Q&A session, and breakout group discussions - all carefully designed to ensure each person gets the maximum benefit out of each topic.
The topics are (1) Ways to Recruit, Develop and Retain Young Members and Top Sailors, (2) Sponsorship and Long Term Finance, (3) Club Management, (4) Ways to Develop and Sustain Race Support - Effective Race Management, (5) Dealings with Community and Government and (6) Succession Planning and Leadership Training.
Attending clubs to date are:
- (Club Country)
Aberdeen Boat Club Hong Kong
Annapolis Yacht Club USA
Bruxelles Royal Yacht Club Belgium
Eastern Yacht Club USA
Hebe Haven Yacht Club Hong Kong
Manila Yacht Club Philippines
Norddeutscher Regatta Verein Germany
Nylandska Jaktklubben Finland
Republic of Singapore Yacht Club Singapore
Royal Danish Yacht Club Denmark
Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club Australia
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Hong Kong
Royal Malta Yacht Club Malta
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron New Zealand
Royal Norwegian Yacht Club Norway
Royal Perth Yacht Club Australia
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Australia
Royal Southern Yacht Club United Kingdom
Royal Swedish Yacht Club Sweden
Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron Australia
Royal Vancouver Yacht Club Canada
Royal Varuna Yacht Club Thailand
San Diego Yacht Club USA
San Francisco Yacht Club USA
Sandringham Yacht Club Australia
Seattle Yacht Club USA
St. Francis Yacht Club USA
Subic Bay Yacht Club Philippines
Verein Seglerhaus am Wannsee Germany
The last ICOYC Commodores’ Forum was hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble, United Kingdom in 2012 and the next Forum is scheduled to be hosted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in 2015.