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8th ICOYC Commodores’ Forum - Featuring a week of activities

by RHKYC Media on 30 Oct 2013
8th ICOYC Commodores’ Forum. © RHKYC/Guy Nowell http://www.guynowell.com/
Last hosted by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in 2006, the forthcoming eighth ICOYC Commodores’ Forum will feature a week of activities packed with six business sessions and socials events as well as a partner programme.

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 and 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
(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

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