International Council of Yacht Clubs Commodores’ Forum

October 30, 2013

Yachting Journal

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.

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