Our Club

About the club

Nomen est omen. The Vienna International Sailing Club unites people who are enthusiastic about sailing, with international background, in Vienna and the surrounding. The outcome is our motto: Sailing with friends.

  • Objectives
  • Reports
  • Statutes

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 cooperation with the local sailing school, Hofbauer powered by Boats2Sail, 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 Vienna International Sailing Club is approved and adheres to the guidelines set by the Vienna International Centre Recreation Committee (VICREC). The annual report and financial statement are submitted to the VICREC. The financial statement is subject to audit. The financial statement relating to the period from September 2017 to August 2018 is attached below together with the annual report.

VISC-Annual-Report 2018VISC-FS 2017-2018

The club statues as amended at the AGM on 28 November 2019 are pending approval by VICREC:

VISC-Statutes

Connect with our team

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Anna Tsisina

COMMODORe
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Peter McNeill

VICE COMMODORE
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Christophe Xerri

QUARTER MASTER
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Andreas Wippel

LOGKEEPER
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Michele Sedda

Rear Commodore (Training)
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John Plumb

Rear Commodore (Programme)
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Dario Ogliaroso

Rear Commodore (Liason)
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Frank Honan

Member-at-large
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David Webb

Member-at-large
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Melanie Smith

Member-at-large
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Valerie McNeill

Member-at-large
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Helmut Seifert

Auditor
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Bret Grimshaw

Auditor

Our favourite locations in or close to Vienna

Meet us in Vienna

Alte Donau

An der Oberen Alten Donau 191, 1220 Vienna
This part is subject to change in 2020 as Segelschule Hofbauer is now Segelschule Hofbauer powered by Boats2Sail.

To be reviewed: The VISC has a close association with the Segelschule Hofbauer. The Thursday evening sailing sessions are held there and they also organize the training in English, both theory and practice, for the Austrian A-Schein qualification.

VISC members are entitled to a 10% discount at Hofbauer Segelschule for renting sail boats at any time.

Meet us in Burgenland

Neusiedler See

The VISC also has a close association with Boats2Sail in Rust. Some of our regattas are organised by them and among others they offer training, lectures and a boat renting service.

VISC members are entitled to a 10% discount at Boats2Sail.

Membership

Join the club

Membership is open to all staff of the VIC and of other international organisations who hold a VIC grounds pass, retirees, members of missions and embassies and their dependants. Others may join as affiliate members if sponsored by a full or associate member and are accepted by the committee.

Complete the membership2020 form, sign the waiver and send it to the Logkeeper along with a receipt for payment of the membership fee.

Club fees

The annual membership fee 2020

€ 20 (including dependants), the club offers a € 5 discount if the the fee is paid at the Annual General Meeting.

VISC Account

The fees should be paid into the VISC’s account Bank: BAWAG/PSK
IBAN: AT85 6000 0102 1028 7200
BIC: BAWAATWW

You can also pay in cash at a Thursday-evening or at the Annual General Meeting!

Be sure to put you name in the “Purpose of Payment” (Verwendungszweck) field if you pay on-line or at the bank (Zahlschein) so that your payment may be associated with your application.

Disclaimer: Non-members who wish to participate in events open to non-members (i.e. Thursday sailing and Bart’s Bash) must provide the committee with a signed waiver form. Waiver forms are available during the registration at the events.

Membership Application

The Winners

Champions
& Trophies

The club awards trophies for the winners of several regattas and for the overall club champion at the end of the season.

The rules for deciding the prize-winners

Open to all members

The VISC Club Championship is open to all members who sail in any club race, helms, crews, skippers and mates alike.

Club events

Each club event counts towards the Club Championship. Members need to participate in at least two different events.

Points for positions in each event

The points awarded to each competitor are the position of the boat in each event counted.

Low Points System

The Racing Rules of Sailing Appendix A ‘Low Points System’ is used

Ties

Ties are not broken unsell a prize is involved

Three prize categories

Prizes are awarded to the Overall winner, the highest placed Lady and the highest placed Junior (under 21). These three prizes are intended to be perpetual, i.e. returned and re-awarded each year.

Donations

Other prizes may be awarded in future if members donate them.

Champions table
Here are in the last years!
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013

Club Trophy*: Anya Tsitsina

Bob Pitt Memorial Trophy*: Dario Ogliaroso

AYC Target Regatta: no longer a club event

Spring Regatta: Rebecca Adeline & David Berry

Summer Regatta: Dario Ogliaroso & Anya Tsitsina

Autumn Regatta: Dario Ogliaroso & Anya Tsitsina

Thursday Series: Frank Honan

Lady’s Trophy*: Anya Tsitsina

Best Newcomer**/ Junior Trophy*: not awarded

 

*Perpetual trophies

**Best Newcomer from 2019

Club Trophy*: Peter McNeill

Bob Pitt Memorial Trophy*: Jools Brooks

AYC Target Regatta: not awarded

Spring Regatta: Dario Ogliaroso

Summer Regatta: Peter McNeill

Autumn Regatta: John Plumb

Thursday Series: Peter McNeill

Lady’s Trophy*: Lisa Plumb

Best Newcomer**/ Junior Trophy*: not awarded

 

*Perpetual trophies

**Best Newcomer from 2019

Club Trophy*: Peter McNeill

Bob Pitt Memorial Trophy*: Tim Morianz

AYC Target Regatta: Graeme Hood

Spring Regatta: -

Summer Regatta: Jools Brooks 

Autumn Regatta: Anna Hempl

Thursday Series: Peter McNeill

Lady’s Trophy*: Valerie Clementson

Best Newcomer**/ Junior Trophy*: Alexej Tarkovskij

 

*Perpetual trophies

**Best Newcomer from 2019

Club Trophy*: Bob Pitt

Bob Pitt Memorial Trophy*: John Blump

AYC Target Regatta: Graeme Hood

Spring Regatta: -

Summer Regatta: Frank Honan 

Autumn Regatta: Frank Honan & Bob Pitt

Thursday Series: -

Lady’s Trophy*: Helen Pitt

Best Newcomer**/ Junior Trophy*: Not awarded

*Perpetual trophies

**Best Newcomer from 2019

Club Trophy*: Jools Brooks

Bob Pitt Memorial Trophy*: John Blump

AYC Target Regatta: Joep Winkels

Spring Regatta: -

Summer Regatta:

Autumn Regatta: John Kinney & Frank Honan

Thursday Series: -

Lady’s Trophy*: Antje Reepmeyer

Best Newcomer**/ Junior Trophy*: Martin Wiedermann

*Perpetual trophies

**Best Newcomer from 2019

Club Trophy*: -

Bob Pitt Memorial Trophy*: -

AYC Target Regatta: -

Spring Regatta: -

Summer Regatta: Linda Lai 

Autumn Regatta: Helen Pitt

Thursday Series: -

Lady’s Trophy*: -

Best Newcomer**/ Junior Trophy*: -

*Perpetual trophies

**Best Newcomer from 2019

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