Clube Naval de Cascais 80 years

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Karl-Christian Agerup

Karl-Christian Agerup

Commodore
Royal Norwegian Yacht Club

Karl-Christian is now serving his 2nd year as Commodore, having spent 6 years on the board of the Royal Norwegian Yacht Club. He was previously Junior Captain and had a number of other responsibilities in the club.

Currently he is CEO of Oslotech, an innovation and growth hub at the University of Oslo. Prior to that he was a co-founder of Northzone Ventures and worked with several start ups in the internet / tech space. He is a Board member of DnB, a leading Nordic Bank. In his earlier professional life he was a project manager with McKinsey & Co, with degrees from Copenhagen Business School and MIT Sloan School.

He is a co-owner of VEMA III, a 1933 12mR by Johan Anker. Karl-Christian also enjoys cruises and still races an X40. Sailing is an important part of the family and he is the father of Olympic 49erFX sailors Ragna and Maia, now both College sailors in the US.

Juan Besalduch

Juan Besalduch

Commodore
Real Clube Náutico de Palma

Juan Besalduch has been a member of the RCNP since 1968. Has served in the “Junta Directiva”, members boarding committee since 2011 and became Commodore in 2015. The nautical activities include the participation in offshore regattas mainly in the Mediterranean Sea, cruising between Australia and Indonesia, in the Caribbean and the Cantabric Sea.

Juan was educated in Palma. Studied Medicine in the University of Valencia (Spain) MD 1974. He is a specialist in Hematology. He is the author and co-author of more than 130 papers published in international journals with high impact factor. He was Associate Professor at the University of Balearic Islands during the scholar year 1988-1989 and Head of Hematology at the Son Espases University Hospital in Palma de Mallorca until his retirement of the public Medicine in 2015.

Now he works for private Medicine in Palma de Mallorca. Living in Palma, married, with two daughters and three grandchildren.

Gero Brugmann

Gero Brugmann

Past ICOYC Vice President – Europe & Past Commodore
Norddeutscher Regatta Verein

Gero was Rear Commodore of Offshore Sailing at Norddeutscher Regatta Verein (Hamburg) and Vice Commodore until 2011. He served as a member of the General Committee of the RORC from 2010 to 2012 and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation. In the ICOYC, Gero is one of the three founding directors and served as the Council’s Vice President-Europe until 2018.

In his active offshore racing days, Gero skippered various youth training campaigns and crossed the Atlantic under sail four times racing and delivering racing yachts. He is pro-bono managing director for the marketing of Germany's largest annual offshore race week, Nordseewoche/North Sea Week.

In his professional life, Gero is a legal counsellor in the international motion picture industry and a real estate developer. He is married to Christine, an emergency surgeon, and they have two sons, born in 2011 and 2014.

Tony Castro

Tony Castro

Speaker & Observer
Tony Castro Design

Born in Lisbon, Portugal, Tony Castro has been designing sailing and motor yachts for 40 years, with about 10,000 boats launched to date that include a wide array of vessels from renowned brands, one-design production models and custom-made superyachts. Acknowledged amongst the top racing-yacht designers in the world, the quest for performance is core to Tony Castro.  

Tony’s racing boats portfolio stretches back many years and his passion for sailing goes back even further as a multiple class champion for Portugal in Sharpie 12, Vouga, Snipe and 420.
As a former dinghy sailor, his interest in racing sailboats led to him becoming interested in bigger boats, and his designs have won no less than 5 world championships, one of them winning all 6 races something unmatched to this day since 1896, later leading to the design of Superyachts. A multi award winning designer, Sail and Power, having just been awarded the “Most innovative powerboat of 2018” at Cannes Boat Show 2018.

Tony’s design firm, Tony Castro Design, is based in Hamble-le-Rice, England.

Sebastião Osório de Castro

Sebastião Osório de Castro

Sports Director & Observer
Clube Naval de Cascais.

Sebastião has been the Sports Director of Clube Naval de Cascais since earlier this year. In addition, he has been a National Judge, National Race Officer and National Umpire since 2013. He has attended several events as a race official for example the Trofeo Princesa Sofia (2016) - Palma de Maiorca, Spain; 52 Super Series (2015, 2016)– Cascais, Portugal, Optimist World Championchip 2016 – Vilamoura, Portugal, RC44 Cascais Cup (2014, 2015, 2016) – Cascais, Portugal, ISAF Youth Worlds 2014 – Tavira, Portugal

Earlier in his career he was sailing coach from 2011 to 2013 and has coached at and elementary and intermediate level the Optimist and Laser Class.

Andreas Christiansen

Andreas Christiansen

Commodore
Norddeutscher Regatta Verein

Born 1948 and being a member in the NRV since 1998, Andreas S. Christiansen was elected as elected as Commodore, in 2010. His largest project since then for the NRV was the construction of a new clubhouse at Hamburg’s Lake Alster.

His team initiated the German Sailing League which became an international big success for all sailing clubs. Also, the expansion of top-level support for sailing talents by the NRV Olympic team is one of the core engagements, which is overseen by Christiansen’s team.

Finally, Commodore Christiansen is intensively involved in the planning and implementation of this year's 150th anniversary. which included the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta AAR.

Commodore Christiansen is a merchant in foreign affairs with cocoa and cocoa products. He is married or 43 years and has 3 children and 7 grandchildren. He actively races a 5.5 IC Evolution, a wooden Pedersen & Thuesen Dragon and a wooden Nordic Folkboat (Lind )

Gavin Deane

Gavin Deane

General Manager and Club Member
Royal Cork Yacht Club

Gavin assumed the position of General Manager at the Royal Cork Yacht Club in early 2011 and prior to this had accumulated 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry in both Ireland and the UK. Prior to his arrival at the Royal Cork, Gavin was as Deputy General Manager/Director of Operations at the Five Star Fota Island Resort in East Cork.

Gavin’s goals are to encourage participation in both sailing and motor boating, to support the world class racing for which the Royal Cork is renowned and to constantly strive to improve the club facilities, communication and service to members. In recent years the Royal Cork became the first Yacht Club in Ireland to attain the maximum 5 Gold Anchor award for excellence from The Yacht Harbour Association.

Gavin has lived in Crosshaven for the majority of his life and his family have a long association with the Royal Cork. Gavin is a member of the Royal Cork Yacht Club and is married to Aoife with whom he has young two daughters.

Hans Drakenberg

Hans Drakenberg

Past Vice Commodore & Observer
Royal Swedish Yacht Club

 Hans has been a past vice Commodore of the Royal Swedish Yacht Club (KSSS). He is also an Honourable member of the NAS (North American Station of the Royal Scandinavian Yacht Clubs and Nyländska Jaktklubben) and member of the Nyländska Jaktklubben, Finland.

Hans has been a keen offshore racer with among other races, many victories in the Round Gotland Race and has participated twice in the Fastnet Race with one victory in the Classic Class and second in class A.

Hans has also organized many international cruises in the Scandinavian waters.

Gonçalo Esteves

Gonçalo Esteves

President
Clube Naval de Cascais

Gonçalo Esteves is a third-generation member of Clube Naval de Cascais serving as vice-president from 2008 to 2014 and President of Clube Naval since then. He started his sailing at the young age of 8 in an Optimist, and later moved to Lasers and then 470s. In 2007 his boat Quebramar/Chrysler won the Copa Del Rey in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, and a year later won it again with Terry Hutchison on the helm. In 2003 Gonçalo co-founded the “Reto Spanish Challenger to the 32Th America's Cup, (eventually renamed Desafio Espanol) with Iberdrola as the primary sponsor.

In the 10 years that Gonçalo Esteves has been on the Clube Naval de Cascais Board, the club has brought a number of major events to Cascais such as the Dragons, SB20, RC44 and TP52 Worlds and Europeans. In 2018 CNC hosted the Worlds for the RC44 and the Rolex TP52 classes.

Pat Farnan

Pat Farnan

Admiral
Royal Cork Yacht Club

Pat grew up in Cobh (Cove)on the shores of Cork Harbour and began sailing on board a “CorkHarbour One Design” at an early age. Cobh is very much a maritime town and like many others Pat embarked on a seagoing career until he came ashore in 1980 having served as Master on deep sea vessels.

A new shore-based career began with the Port of Cork Company’s where he served as Harbour Master and Port Operations Manager until retirement in 2013.

Sailing has always played a major part in his life, enjoying the competitive side early on but in recent years sailing at a more leisurely pace on board his Moody 346.

He was active on the Club’s marina committee for many years and was elected Admiral for two years in January of this year. It’s an exciting time for the Club as it approaches the 300th anniversary of its founding any many events are planned to commemorate this historic occasion.

Edith Frilet

Edith Frilet

International Relations Delegate
Société Nautique de Marseille

At the Société Nautique de Marseille Edith has been on the executive committee from 2007 to 2009 and since 2016, as the International Relation Delegate.

Edith also belongs to the UNCL (Union Nationale de la Course au Large), and has been active in introducing the IRC racing rule in the Med. She is a former press officer of the Paris Boat Show and participates to several events including Race Committee for the TP 52 in Marseilles and executive committee of Porquerolles Yacht Club.

Edith and husband Marc own a 38 feet Jeanneau which they raced across the Atlantic in 1987. They are both very interested in historical boats and own a 1920 typical Mediterranean fishing boat. They also rebuilt a replica of an 1871 regatta Mediterranean sailing boat, of her great-grand father, founding member of the SNM 1887, and they are restoring a 17th Century fort

In January 2018 she received prestigious Maritime Merit Award in recognition to her role in sailing development and sailing career.

Marc Frilet

Marc Frilet

Delegate
Société Nautique de Marseille

Born in Marseille, Marc grew up racing in the 470 class. He and Edith have owned several boats and raced across the Atlantic. Now they cruise on their much loved 38 footer, Sunshine.

After challenging studies in France and Canada, Marc became a lawyer in Paris specialized in project development in infrastructure and mining, mostly in low income countries and he is the managing partner of an international law firm. He has defended cases regarding race committees and clubs, and has also advised the French Sailing Federation, Yacht Clubs, the America’s Cup challenges and the refit of prestigious classic yachts.

Marc participated in the development of the Jules Verne Trophy, and the Juris’ Cup. He is currently a member of the Ethic and Prospective Committee of SNM.

Roger Garlick

Roger Garlick

Commodore / Guest
Royal Lymington Yacht Club

Roger started sailing about 60 years ago in dinghies and joined the Royal Lymington Yacht Club when he bought his first yacht 25 years ago together with his wife. They have owned three yachts which they have raced and cruised around the English Channel and now have a 11.5m motor cruiser. He also races In a Lymington River Scow and, as a qualified RYA Dinghy Instructor, teaches sailing at a community sailing project run by R.Lym.Y.C.

He is a retired Chartered Accountant and served as Rear Commodore Finance at the R.Lym.Y.C from 2014-2017 and became Commodore in February 2018. In the past he has served as Chairman of the Thames Valley Region of the Royal Yachting Association and served on their Council.

His wife Jenny sailed with her family as a child. She and Roger have 3 sons and 8 grandchildren who they are pleased to say all enjoy being on the water as well, in a variety of boats. Jenny is a retired District Nursing Sister. In the last year she has taken up the sport of stand-up paddle boarding and enjoys doing this around the quiet creeks near their house.

Simon Gregory

Simon Gregory

Commodore
Royal Motor Club

Simon Gregory has been a Member of the Royal Motor Yacht Club since 1973. Has served on two sub-committees and the General Committee on two occasions since 1984, totalling 18 years of service. Is currently in the final three months of his term as Commodore. Simon was given his first dinghy at the age of six and has been addicted to boats and the sea ever since, owning a selection of sailing and motor boats. Currently owns a 9 metre sports cruiser and is very much looking forward to more time to enjoy it!

Simon was born and bred in Poole, but was educated away, finishing in London, before qualifying as a Chartered Building Surveyor. He retired at the end of last year, after 43 years in private practice, with 34 years as joint senior partner of his own business. Apart from boating, his main interests are music, reading and snorkelling over as main coral reefs as possible!

Still living in Poole, Simon is married to Jackie and has two children and four grandchildren.

Jackie Gregory

Jackie Gregory

Partner
Royal Yacht Club: Royal Motor Yacht Club

Jackie Gregory has been a member of the Royal Motor Yacht Club since 1979.

She has served on two sub-committees on three occasions and has thoroughly enjoyed supporting her husband Simon throughout his term of Commodoreship. She has always loved being near the sea and is especially fond of all types of boating as well as snorkelling and swimming.

She was lucky enough to live abroad for much of her early life before continuing her education in and around London. She worked for 25 years lecturing on biology, care and teacher training in further education in Poole and Bournemouth and retired 3 years ago. This has given her more time to make jewellery and indulge in her passion for paper crafting. Four grandchildren also keep her busy and luckily enjoy arts and crafts too!

Toni Guiu

Toni Guiu

Member General Committee
Real Club Náutico de Barcelona

Toni Guiu is a member of the General Committee at the Real Club Nautico de Barcelona. He inherited his love of sailing from his father, Joan Guiu and completed his first major solo race Mare Nostrum at 17 followed by his first Atlantic. He was the youngest crew member in the 1981-82 Whitbread and the youngest skipper (23) in the 1985-86 Whitbread (where he ended up 6th). He raced the Spanish Championships of Solitaires (2009) and five of the nine Mare Nostrum races he entered. He was president of the Association of Solitary Navigators (1994-99 and 2008-12), and founder of the Barcelona World Race regatta.  Today, Toni races his TP52.

 

Professionally Toni is CEO of group of companies linked with sailing, racing yachts, regattas, equipment and systems, including modern regatta tracking systems for inshore and offshore regattas. He is recognized as a pioneer in the Spanish nautical business world and is proud to have made a life of sailing.

Nicole Haman

Nicole Haman

Partner
Clube Naval de Cascais

For over 18 years Nicole has been active in the advertising and communication industry. Her experience began in Dentsu Aegis a global media group that specialises in Media, Digital and Creative Communications services. From there she was recruited to Google where she spent 5 years working on the local and global level, driving advertising and sales at Google/YouTube.

Five years ago, Nicole co-founded and is the chief commercial officer at an online video company, United Screens, that was acquired by Bertelsmann/RTL Group in December 2018. United Screens is an online video platform that works with all open digital platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter but also live, AR, VR, 360, etc.

Nicole’s hobbies are history and travelling.

Fernanda Hoffmann

Fernanda Hoffmann

Observer & Sailing School & Team Coordinator
Clube Naval de Cascais

Fernanda has been Sailing School & Team Coordinator of the Clube Naval de Cascais, since 2017.

She Graduated in Physical Education, specialized in team qualification, development of projects, coach sailing, organization of sailing events and Sailing as educational sport. She was Service Manager of Sailing at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016 as well as sports coordinator for 09 years of the Instituto Rumo Náutico – Projeto Grael, Social Project of the Olympic medalist Toben Grael that aims to use boats as an instrument for education.

She is a proactive person who is very fond of challenges and always looking for new opportunities, with experience in project management and team training and committed to multiplying knowledge and well-connected multidisciplinary team with positive personal relationship and good communication across all areas.

Eva Holmsten

Eva Holmsten

International Committee
Royal Swedish Yacht Club (KSSS)

Eva has been the chairman of the Swedish Offshore Racers Organisation and a member of the Oceanic and Offshore Committee in World Sailing (formerly ISAF). Currently she is a member of the Classes and Events Committee and the Race Management Committee in the ORC and a member of the International and Information Committees in the Royal Swedish Yacht Club.

Eva has also been a race director of a number of races in Sweden and has assisted other clubs both in and outside of Sweden with different races.

Jan Hörhammer

Jan Hörhammer

Vice Commodore; Cruising Section Chair
Nylandska Jaktklubben

Jan started sailing as a child in 1970, he and his mother purchased a 38 foot cruising yacht, Galatea. The family still sails Galatea in the Gulf of Finland, the Baltic Sea and the west coast of Sweden. In a typical summer they cruise six to nine weeks over 1,300 – 1,800 nautical miles

Jan has been a member of the NJK since 1960s and his involvement has been broad. Half-ton offshore racing, cruise master for club cruises, Vice Commodore, and volunteer for the ten NJK island harbour outstations. He is also responsible for the Blekholmen Marina in the centre of Helsinki

Jan and his wife Anne have three grown children and 3 grandchildren. Sailing is a family affair and they have all cruised on Galatea for decades. Jan’s mother was sailing on Galatea until the age of 93.

Jan’s professional background is in telecommunications engineering for Vaisala Oyj a supplier of instrumentation, systems and applications for weather observations

Mark Inkster

Mark Inkster

Vice Chairman ICOYC Europe & Past Commodore
Royal Southern Yacht Club

Mark Inkster became Commodore of the Royal Southern Yacht Club in November 2010. The Royal Southern was founded in 1837 and celebrated its 175th Anniversary in 2012 on Marks watch. Having hosted the 2012 ICOYC World Forum in Hamble, Mark retired as Commodore and went on to manage the building of the Prince Philip Yacht Haven in front of the Club.

Having served on the Board of ICOYC he became VP Europe in 2018.

Mark is the third generation in family businesses of Timber Importers and Merchants, farming and leisure. He holds an MBA from Henley Management College and has carried out research in family businesses, issues of succession and strengths.

Originally from Essex and London he now lives in Hampshire where he has sailed since childhood as well as in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

Lars Ive & Kirsten Ive

Lars Ive & Kirsten Ive

Commodore
Royal Danish Yacht Club

Lars started sailing Optimists in the late 50ties in Hellerup Sailing Club. He was Danish Champion in the KDY15m2 and raced for years in the 505, Flying Junior, Soling and Tempest. He was the substitute helmsman for the Soling and Tempest at the Montreal Olympics. Lars won a couple of World Championships, did 4 Admiral’s Cups and every time swore not to do one more Fastnet – which he did 3 times

After he met Kristen the couple transferred to more comfortable boats like ½, ¾ and 1 tonners. Eventually Kirsten decided that being on the water was OK but life on a boat in the harbor was great especially with children and grandchildren around.

Lars now races his XP38 . He became Commodore of the Royal Danish in 2014 and was re-elected in 2017 and will end his term in 2018. Kirsten is looking forward to that.

Ragnar Klevaas

Ragnar Klevaas

Past Vice President Europe - ICOYC & Past Commodore
Royal Norwegian Yacht Club.

Ragnar is a member of the Nomination Committee for the ICOYC. As a sailor he was active in racing H-boats (27 feet) but today he mainly uses his 35 feet Nimbus power boat together with his wife Siri.

He had a short career as naval officer as well as a time in the Ministry of Defence. His business education and much of his working life has been in the aluminium industry. His later career has been in the in the finance business.

Although old enough to be retired, he is still active in his own private investment company.

Anders Kristensen

Anders Kristensen

Secretary General
Royal Norwegian Yacht Club

Originally from Denmark, he worked 8 years in Danish Sailing Association including being team leader during the 2008 Olympics and being CEO Royal Danish Yacht Club 2010-2014. He moved to Norway for the job as Secretary General in Royal Norwegian Yacht Club.

He has a Master in Sports Science from Copenhagen University.

He started sailing in Optimist at the age of 7 and has been an elite sailor in various classes and he has been coaching as well on top level. He is still active in regatta sailing, however on much lower level. Cruising with Signe and their three kids in an old Contrast 36 in Scandinavia is of course mandatory every year. 

Miguel Magalhães

Miguel Magalhães

International Relations Officer
Clube Naval de Cascais

Miguel school starting at the age of 10 in Optimists ant he CNC and became part of the first Portuguese team in an Optimist World Championship in 1977. He was 4 times the National Champion in 470’s and representing Portugal in several European and World Championships. He was the helm of the Laser II Portuguese team in the 1980 World Youth Championship.

Afterwards became an intermittent crew in yacht racing in Portugal and the Mediterranean season, competing several times in the Copa del Rey - Palma de Majorca and also the Swan Europeans in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. For the last 20 years has been an active Dragon skipper being being the President of the Portuguese Dragon Association from 2012 to 2015.

A member of the CNC since the early youth and an officer from the mid 1990’s. Became President of the Executive Committee in 1999 and elected President of the Club in 2002 until 2007. It was during his mandate that the CNC expanded its premises, built the new clubhouse and consolidated its international reputation with numerous accomplishments as the bid for the organization of the 32nd America´s Cup and the hosting of the 2007 ISAF Worlds.

Vivi Mainemare

Vivi Mainemare

Sports Co-ordinator
Real Clube Náutico de Palma

Viviane Mainemare has been working for the RCNP for the past 12 years in the coordination of the regattas and specially in the International Regattas held yearly at the yacht club such as the H.R.H. Princess Sofia Trophy, PalmaVela, Copa del Rey, Trofeo Ciutat de Palma and the Europeans and Worlds organized occasionally (the Nations Trophy, The Dragon Gold Cup, X-35 Europeans, M32 Worlds, etc.)

Viviane began her sailing in Fuengirola, Malaga then moved to Barcelona to initiate two Pre-Olympic campaigns in 470. Afterwards she moved on to match racing, cruising regattas and began to work in regatta organization. In 1986 she arrived in Palma de Mallorca, worked in sailing schools and in the organization of sailing events and concerts. (Olympic sailing classes Worlds at Cadiz, Olympic Games of Barcelona, Mediterranean Olympic Games, World of Music and Arts, etc.)

She is now working and living in Palma de Mallorca. Single and no children. Parents, sister and brother all involved with sailing (sailors, race committee, jury, club members, etc.) since 1978.

José Sotto Mayor Matoso

José Sotto Mayor Matoso

Past President & Vice President
Clube Naval de Cascais

José was President of Clube Naval de Cascais 2008 - 2014; Vice President 2014 – 2018.

A member of CN Cascais since 1972, he has sailed since the age of 7, first in his father´s 52ft ketch, then in Snipes and finally actively racing in Finns and ORC yachts till his late 20´s.

Then came a long period primarily dedicated to building a family and working in banking and private equity in four countries while still managing to do some racing and mostly cruise in his own 47ft yacht.

In 2008 he started actively Dragon racing and competing on the international circuit. Having reached some measure of success, he lead the 2012 International Ranking helmsmen list of the Dragon class, he was the 2013 European Champion and a Vice Chairman of the IDA – International Dragon Class from 2014 to 2017.

He is Portuguese, born 1953 and married with three sons.

John McNeill

John McNeill

Past Commodore & ICOYC President
St Francis Yacht Club

A fourth generation San Franciscan, John learned to sail in a Moth at age eleven, began rebuilding eight-foot prams and racing them, then progressed to keel boats of varying sizes. John retired in 2008 from a long career in marketing and international business.

John is a Staff (past) Commodore of StFYC, serving as Commodore in 2009. The McNeill family includes wife, best friend and CFO, Connie, a grown son and daughter, and two granddaughters.

His sailing interests include a 17’ planing dinghy and 52’ 1906 Gaff Schooner, John remains active at St. Francis on several committees, and for the Council founded and chaired the ICOYC Communications Committee and Forum Advisory Committee, served as the VP Americas, and as ICOYC President for the 2013-16 term.

Connie McNeil

Connie McNeil

Partner
St Francis Yacht Club

On marrying John in the 1960s, Connie gave up a career in technology to raise two children and support John’s wandering career. Once family rearing was done, Connie resumed a career, “for entertainment”, and became again involved in Information Technology with a large national banking and mortgage firm headquartered locally in Sonoma County, California. Having proven her mettle through acquisitions, a public offering, and software development, she retired in 2001.

As Chair of the StFYC Women’s Committee in 2009, Connie inaugurated the Women’s Weekend event exclusively for women. Her sailing activity is now limited to local cruising and day sails on their schooner Yankee, and occasional charters during their travels, with Southern France, Italy and New Zealand their favoured destinations.

David Mead

David Mead

Past Commodore
Royal Southern Yacht Club

David Mead has been a Member of the Royal Southern Yacht Club since 1994.

He has served on the Motor Boat Committee as Chairman, Rear Commodore Sailing, Vice Commodore and Commodore from 2012 - 2014. David’s activities include ten years Offshore Powerboat Racing, One Ton Cup Racing in the 60’s/70’s, cruising and dingy sailing as a child.

David started working in Brewery Engineering Industry and now runs his own business acting as a consultant to the UK Beverage and Promotional Industries. He was appointed as a director of the ICOYC in April 2016 and chairs the Nominations Committee. He is a Director of Wetwheels Hamble CIC which operates a specially designed twin engined motor boat from the RSrnYc to take out disabled (many in wheelchairs) and the disadvantaged.

Living in Hampshire, UK married to Annette with one step-son and three grandchildren.

Vitor Medina

Vitor Medina

Commodore & Guest
Royal Cape Yacht Club, Cape Town

Born in Maputo, Mozambique, his family immigrated to South Africa in the early 1970’s.

He started sailing dinghies at 14 and soon acquired a Windsurfer One design and took part in two World Championships, namely Clearwater Beach, Florida and Sardinia.

His next step was Keelboats and racing his 31 foot Miura called Far Med going on to win various regattas and realised a dream by participating in the 1996 Cape to Rio Yacht Race.

He did another TransAtlantic race in 2006, this time to Salvador, Bahia on a more comfortable 56ft Cat. His passion is still round the cans Club Racing and the occasional offshore race.

Developing Youth Sailing, especially for previously disadvantaged kids, is a priority for RCYC and they currently boast an Academy of over 100 students from all walks of life. RCYC, also known as the “Tavern of the Seas”, is well equipped and ready to host and organise any International Sailing Event.

Robert J. (Bob) Miller

Robert J. (Bob) Miller

ICOYC Web Master
Seattle Yacht Club

Bob Miller and his wife, Jean, have boated in the Pacific Northwest since 1995. They used to routinely cruise the waters of Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, and the Canadian Gulf Islands.

Retired since 1998, the Millers live in Anacortes, WA. Not knowing anything about boating when they bought their first boat, a 40 foot Hatteras, Bob and Jean immediately joined the local chapter of the United States Power Squadrons.

They joined Seattle Yacht Club in 2005, where Bob is longest termed member of the Information Technology Committee and was the club’s webmaster for nearly 10 years. Bob also is a member of ICOYC's Communications Committee where he helps manage the ICOYC website.

Bob's focus on computer-based technology comes from his 36 year carreer in the computer software and hardware and data networking industries. Jean is active in the Pacific Northwest science fiction writers’ community and is finishing her first nove

Colin Morehead

Colin Morehead

Vice Admiral
Royal Cork Yacht Club

A life-long member of the Royal Cork Yacht Club, Colin is currently Vice Admiral of the club and Chairman of Cork 300, a series of events both on and off the water to mark the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Cork- the oldest yacht club in the world.

Colin is also a board member of the Irish Cruiser Racing Authority who are responsible for yacht racing in Ireland as delegated by Irish Sailing the national governing body for sailing, powerboating and windsurfing in Ireland. He is a member of the Clubs and Participation policy group of Irish Sailing.

In his spare time, Colin enjoys sailing with family and friends along the South Coast of Ireland.

Angus Newton

Angus Newton

Partner & Chairman Wine Committee
Royal Southern Yacht Club

Angus has been a keen and active sailor since his teens and, with his wife Annette, has owned Kuutar, a Swan 38, for the past 37 years. He skippers the yacht in many of the Club’s events, occasional racing in the Solent and offshore, cruising the English Channel and south Brittany, and helping as race officer for the Club’s own races and in Cowes Week.

He has chaired the Club’s Wine Committee for quite some years.

His profession was as a film editor and he spent 24 years in the BBC and a similar time as a freelance drama editor. His life now concentrates on sailing and working in his garden and fields; with Annette they particularly enjoy growing vegetables and fruit.

Annette Newton

Annette Newton

Past Commodore
Royal Southern Yacht club

Annette joined the Royal Southern following marriage to Angus in 1971. They enjoy the Club’s mix of social activities and sailing with friends on their Swan 38, Kuutar - cruising, racing, and race management.

Annette was involved in the Club’s committees from 1998, culminating as Commodore in 2006-2008. She was involved in setting up the Club’s Charitable Trust and chaired the Board of Trustees for its first 4 years.

She accepted membership of the ICOYC for the Club in 2008 and has been to each of the Forums since then (except the last) European Conference and all the Commodores’ Cruises.

Her professional life was spent at the Ministry of Defence, firstly as a research chemist, then in research management and finally in procurement.

James Pride

James Pride

Vice Commodore
Royal Motor Club

James has been a member of the RMYC for nearly 30 years and became involved in the management of the club after joining their Haven and Yard Committee in 2002. He recently held the position of Honorary Treasurer and was part of the team that extended the clubs’s marina in 2014. Since then he has served as a Rear-Commodore and Vice Commodore.

His late father was very fond of Powerboats, but James has a share of a 36ft Sailing Sloop and races with the Flying 15 fleet. He is keen on youth training and the development of “sporting activity” in the club.

He was Chartered Accountant and ran a software and consultancy business for many years before retiring.

He lives in Poole UK with his wife Frankie who is an Anaesthetist working part time locally and has two sons, one a Chiropractor and the other a film maker.

Heinz Rautenberg

Heinz Rautenberg

Founding President ICOYC/ Past Commodore RVYC
Royal Hong Kong YC, Royal Vancouver YC,
Norddeutscher Regatta Verein

Heinz was the founding President of the ICOYC. During his yachting career he was part of the Executive Committee Royal Vancouver from 2000 - 2006 and the Board of Directors of the ICOYC from 2006 – 2014. His main racing activity has been in Solings in Germany and Dragons in Hong Kong and Canada.

His business life has spanned many continents, being self-employed in the textile industry he worked in Europe, Asia and Hong Kong before retiring to Canada. In 2011 he moved from Canada to Switzerland

He is married to Angela.

Ludovica "Ludo" Reggio

Ludovica "Ludo" Reggio

Member, International Relationships
Yacht Club Italiano

Ludovica "Ludo" Reggio, 28, is a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer, working at “San Giorgio del Porto” shipyard in Genoa. Member of Yacht Club Italiano since 2001, she is very active in the Young Members Group, coordinating social activities and participation to club events by junior members.

Alternate YCI at ICOYC since 2014. Sailing is in her DNA as daughter of an America’s Cup sailor and grand-daughter of Olympic champions.

Proud co-owner of the dinghies “Pierino” (built in 1929) and “Ludi” (built in 1946) her passion for sailing was transmitted by her father Nicolò, President of Yacht Club Italiano.

Giampaolo Rocca

Giampaolo Rocca

Member
Yacht Club Italiano

Giampaolo is a shipbroker, specialised in Dry-Cargo Vessels and Far East Markets.

He has lived in Genoa, Monaco and London.

A member of Yacht Club Italiano since his teenage years, he has raced dinghies then crewed on IOR/IMS/IRC boats including helming his own IOR Class-4 “ARTICOLOQUINTO” (a Sangermani one-off) and IMS Class-2 “HAPPY GOOSE” (a Frers-designed Grand Soleil 42) before joining “ATALANTA SECONDA” (a Farr-70 MiniMaxi) as navigator.

Now splitting his time between Genoa and London, he sails a RS Aero dinghy over week ends and helps YCI’s Management representing the club with ICOYC.

Paul Rosenlund

Paul Rosenlund

Commodore
San Francisco Yacht Club

Paul is Commodore of The San Francisco Yacht Club. He has been an active sailor most of his life, and he continues to participate in local club racing, but he recently moved to the “dark side” with his acquisition of a Grand Banks 36, which he and his family plan to cruise on the San Francisco Bay, Delta and coast.

Paul has been involved in many of the SFYC’s committees, and most recently has been involved in comparative studies of the Club’s governance structure and communications strategies, as well as the ongoing redevelopment of the club’s facilities on San Francisco Bay.

Outside of the yacht club, Paul is a partner in the international law firm of Duane Morris LLP, and a member of the Recreational Boating Committee of the Maritime Law Association of the United States.

Patrik Salén

Patrik Salén

Commodore
Royal Swedish Yacht Club (KSSS)

Patrik has been Commodore of the Royal Swedish Yacht Club since March 2018. Previously he served on the board for 5 years and was the Chairman of Inshore Racing. Previous engagements outside RSYC includes Chairman of the Swedish Dragon Association and board member of Gamla Stans Yacht Club.

He has been racing since an early age, from dinghies onto keelboats like J24, Express and now the Dragon since 2004. In addition, he has done various forms of big boat racing, including Classic racing.

Professionally he works as an investor in Private Equity mainly in the Nordic market.

Pierre Sathal

Pierre Sathal

President / Commodore
Société Nautique de Marseille

Pierre has been a member of the Société Nautique de Marseille for over 36 years. At the Club he has held many positions, with two periods as a Member of the Steering Committee starting in 2001. In 2006 he became Vice President for 2 years followed by a time as General Secretary and then a again a Member of the Steering Committee. In April 2017 he became President / Commodore

He grew up on the Mediterranean shores in Marseille where he has always lived. His sailing career started at a young age. Today he is 75 and still actively sailing.

In his professional career he was a realtor and has passed the company onto his son. He is married to Claudine and together they have 3 children, 4 grandchildren and a great granddaughter.

Amélie Sayers

Amélie Sayers

Foreign Clubs Manager / Guest
Yacht Club de Monaco

Amélie has been part of the Yacht Club de Monaco for ten years and she has been the main contact for all foreign clubs matters, be they social or sailing projects and collaborations.

She is also project manager for the Monaco Optimist Team Race reaching its 10th edition next January.

A keen sailor, she likes to enjoy outings on her Hobbie Cat as well as the family Pointu, together with her husband Charles and their three children.

Anne Smith

Anne Smith

Partner
Eastern Yacht Club

Ann has lived in Massachusetts her entire life, but loves to travel which she does as often as possible with her husband Phil.  She is a social worker specializing in end-of-life issues.  Ann has been involved with the Hospice movement for many years as volunteer, staff, and Board member.  She chaired the Board of Hospice North Shore and was co-chair of their successful campaign to expand the HNS residential hospice house. 

Ann belongs to several book clubs, and two dinner groups, one of which, Les Aubergines, is an eggplant loving group that meets seasonally.  She enjoys gardening, being on the water, skiing, and spending time with friends and family. She loves sailing and is an excellent first mate especially on tough passages.  

Phil Smith

Phil Smith

Past Commodore of the Eastern Yacht Club
Eastern Yacht Club

Phil, who lives in Marblehead Massachusetts, has been a member of both Eastern and New York Yacht Clubs since the early 70’s.  In addition to serving as an officer, director and Past Commodore of the Eastern Yacht Club, he has served as President and director of a number of youth organizations, including the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras.

Phil was a 35 year partner at Boston law firm, Ropes & Gray, where he specialized in complex financings, private equity transactions and designing unique governance structures for businesses.  He has served as counsel to a number of charitable organizations and is familiar with the laws relating to the tax treatment of contributions to yachting related charitable organizations.

For many years, Phil crewed in both one-design and offshore regattas nationally and internationally.  The Commodore’s Forum in Auckland resulted in the purchase of a SeaLegs Amphibious RIB named Wheelie Fast which he uses to take photographs of sailing regattas.

Toni Tió

Toni Tió

Board Member
Real Club Náutico Barcelona

Toni Tió, executive president of the Barcelona Nautical Cluster was born in Barcelona, in 1949. He studied at the School of Engineers of Barcelona and then worked at Cheret Voiles, La Rochelle and North Sails, Munich. In 1978, he returned to Spain to fund his own sail loft, Toni Tió Velas, which he directed until 2010. From 2010 to 2013 he was commercial technical advisor of North Sails Spain in Barcelona.

In May 2013, he was named executive president of the Barcelona Nautical Cluster. He is also a member of the Organizing Committee of the Barcelona International Boat Show since 1979 and, since 2005, member of the board of the Real Club Náutico de Barcelona. He has been 13 years in the Organizing Committee of the Copa del Rey de vela, organized by the Real Club Náutico Barcelona.

As a sailor he has won some of the most important regattas on the national and international scene, such as the Swan Cup, the Conde de Godó Trophy, the Zegna Trophy and the Copa del Rey. In addition, as a manufacturer of sails boards, nine Olympic medals.

Real Club Náutico Barcelona

Wolfgang Weber

Wolfgang Weber

Delegate – International Affairs
Norddeutscher Regatta Verein

Wolfgang has been the NRV Delegate for international Affairs and the ICOYC since 2008 and speaks German English, some Spanish and a little French. He joined the NRV in 1967 sailing centre board dinghies, Dragons keel boats, crewed in offshore yachts, long year of experience in race committee work on Alster Lake, Hamburg, as well as in Kiel and Travemunde Weeks.

In his international career in business he spent time all over the world, mainly in senior management positions.

From 1976 he managed various projects in marketing and sales for different product groups all over the world in different functions as Senior Group Product Manager and International Marketing and Sales Manager in Europe, Near and Middle East, South Asia as well as Far East and Australia / Pacific regions with substantial travelling activities over the years. He also has experience in PR as well as Press and Media work. He finally retired in 2009. He is married to Gretel and has 2 children and 4 grandchildren

Andrew Webster

Andrew Webster

Royal Southern Yacht Club
Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Executive & Finance Committees

In the Royal Southern Yacht club based on the Hamble, Andrew has been active for a number of years across many disciplines, including Finance.  Currently he is the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors there.

 

Andrew has been sailing for more than 50 years in everything, from dinghies, to keelboats, to ocean racers. Nowadays, he still manages to sail the Laser when his knees allow. Andrew also deeply enjoys racing a 1931 Olin Stephens 6mR and spending the occasional time cruising with Fay, his wife, when time permits. 

 

He is founder and CEO of Mercator Media, a small UK based international B2B media company that publishes magazines, produces conferences and exhibitions in the commercial marine sector. He lives in Bursledon, Hampshire with his wife Fay who is also attending the conference.

Giorgio Girola

Giorgio Girola

Marina Director & Board Member
Yacht Club Italiano

Giorgio “Gigio” Girola is a Naval Architect and Marine engineer working in Fincantieri in the Military Division. Sailing since a young age with his parents on board of family boat “Ideafissa” and on Olympic classes 470 and Tornado.

Since 2017, Marina Director at Yacht Club Italiano

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