About us


The club was established in 1998 to promote sailing amongst the staff of the international organizations and missions. Membership is open to all staff of the VIC and other international organisations who hold a VIC grounds pass, members of missions and embassies, their dependants and invited guests.

The club arranges training in dinghy sailing (in English) in conjunction with the local sailing school Hofbauer leading to the Austrian BFA (A-Schein) certificate, recognized throughout Austria for the hiring of sailing dinghies. The club also assists members to obtain other qualifications, such as the RYA Day or Coastal Skipper, that enable the holder to obtain an International Certificate of Competence (ICC) recognized worldwide for chartering boats.

The club holds weekly sailing sessions on the Alte Donau at the Hofbauer Sailing School and arranges other sailing events in Austria and on the sea at various locations according to members’ demands (see the Programme).


The committee is elected each year at the Annual General Meeting for a period of one year. The committee members elected on 22 February 2018 are as follows:

Commodore Peter McNeill
Vice Commodore Rebecca Adeline
Quartermaster Christophe Xerri
Logkeeper Joep Winkels
Rear Commodore (Training) Anna Tsitsina
Rear Commodore (Programme) John Plumb
Member-at-large Frank Honan
Member-at-large John Brooks
Auditor John Kinney
Auditor Emil Farkas


The statutes of the VISC were last updated on 21 February 2013 and were approved by VICREC on 25 April 2013.

See the proposed VISC_Statutes_2018_draft