The Interpol Coppers' Cup was an international sailing regatta for members of law enforcement agencies. Since its existence 13 sailing races were successfully organized. The IJsselmeer in the Netherlands was always the venue for the regatta.
In 1988 a small group of participants in a Dutch national sailing regatta discussed the idea of organizing international sailing races. Among those sailors were colleagues of the Dutch National Crime Intelligence Service, also acting as the national Central Bureau Interpol, the municipal police of Hoorn and the waterpolice of Enkhuizen. The outcome of the discussions was the organization of the first Interpol Coppers' Cup in 1989.
The ICC organized sailing races every other year on the Ijsselmeer in the Netherlands. Teams were consisting of 4-5 persons. The last few years the field of more than 25 boats was dived in a Silver and a Gold Class. In total the ICC Foundation organized 13 regatta’s. After the one in 2013, the Foundation was put to a stop.
The objectives of the ICC Foundation were:
- to organize international sailing races for members of law enforcement agencies;
- to promote the contacts between all persons involved with the ICC;
- to promote sailing and sailing-races in general.
Angélique van Campen