The International Council of Yacht Clubs (ICOYC) is an international body and RSYS has been a member since 2003.

The Council’s mission is to foster closer relations at Flag Officer and General Management level between leading yacht clubs around the world in order to improve the quality of the yachting and other services they provide to their members. The Council also promotes a proper awareness of the environment and responsibility towards it.

When travelling, RSYS Members are welcome to visit ICOYC clubs and make use of their facilities. Typically this would include clubhouse access and the ability to book accommodation where available. Prior to your visiting any of these clubs, a letter of introduction from RSYS stating the period of your visit will be required. To arrange this letter, please contact Reception at front@rsys.com.au or Tel: +61 2 9955 7171.

The ICOYC have recently refreshed their website and it is now much easier to navigate and understand their purpose. Find out more at www.icoyc.org

Members of ICOYC clubs are welcome at RSYS.


Cruise of the Chesapeake, Annapolis, Maryland, USA
29 September – 6 October 2023

A week-long Cruise of the Chesapeake Bay that guarantees great times and lasting memories on beautiful Chesapeake Bay.

Hosted by the Annapolis Yacht Club, it will begin and end in Annapolis, Maryland, arguably the Sailing Capital of the World. This cruise will balance fascinating tours of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and historic St. Michaels, with quiet anchorages among pristine shorelines. You’ll visit historic towns, as you step back in time, and learn how each played a part in the American Story. Witness restoration projects designed to return the Bay to its roots of abundance and home to many species of wildlife. World famous Chesapeake Bay crabs and marvellous local cuisine will also be among the many highlights.

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We anticipate sending a RSYS contingent of 18 and chartering three 50ft yachts.
Please submit an Expression of Interest

Cruising the Sunshine Coast of Canada with the ICOYC

By Richard Lawson

As we all know, September each year heralds the beginning of the Sailing Season down under. However 2018 was different for 13 Squadron Members who embarked on the ICOYC cruise out of Royal Vancouver Yacht Club (RVYC), British Columbia.

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A scenic berth
An idyllic location
Garden Bay, Pender Harbour adjacent to RVYC out station
Malibu Rapids at slack water, entry to Princess Louisa Inlet
Rafted up in the National Park, Princess Louisa Inlet
Salmon Bake at Snug Harbour
The crew of Corus Sarah and David Salt, Richard and Sandy Lawson, Pamela Hennessey and Peter Hemery
A grand procession
Commodores' Forum participants
Official proceedings
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Cmdr Richard and Rene Chapman
The Tricentenary

ICOYC Cork Forum

By Commodore Richard Chapman

In September 2019 I travelled to Cork, Ireland to attend the 12th ICOYC ‘World Commodores’ Forum’, hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club. The Forum also coincided with the launch of RCYC’s Tricentenary celebrations that were to be celebrated during 2020 – an amazing accomplishment. I encourage Squadron  Members to visit their website at www.royalcork.com to read the fascinating history of what is arguably the oldest yacht club in the world.

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