Royal Malta Yacht Club to host annual ICOYC European Regional Conference

Thursday, January 28, 2016, 20:22

Gavin Muscat

The Royal Malta Yacht Club will be hosting the annual European Regional Conference of the International Council of Yacht Clubs’ (ICOYC).

The ICOYC fosters close relations between Yacht Clubs from around the world in order to improve the quality of yachting and other services they provide to their members.  The objective of this Council is to bring together Clubs and work towards creating effective platforms for ideas exchange, synergy building and encourage participation at joint events.

The European Regional Conference will be welcoming delegates from the United Kingdom, Italy, Norway, Germany, Sweden, Belgium and Denmark. More countries are expected to register.  Delegates will be participating in a full programme which will include discussions and presentations on inter club exchanges, youth development and engagement as well as encouraging more participation in Club events.  Speakers will include a mix of local and foreign speakers all of whom have built strong expertise in their field.

A social programme for both delegates and spouses will also be included enabling foreign delegates to enjoy a bit of our islands during their short stay.

“The ICOYC brings together some of the world’s leading yacht clubs, to share experiences and expertise and work on building synergy with other member clubs. ”, said Godwin Zammit, Commodore, Royal Malta Yacht Club. “It is an honour for the Royal Malta Yacht Club to host such a Conference and we are confident that this networking event will enable us to develop our sport further and improve on the way we manage our Club’s offerings”.

The European Regional Conference of the International Council of Yacht Clubs’ (ICOYC) will be held at the Royal Malta Yacht Club between the 15th and 17th January 2016.

This event is being supported by Yachting Malta.  The programme of events can be viewed on


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