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International Certificate of Competence ICC - Sail

The ICC is a requirement for those who wish to charter outside the UK. If you are planning to sail or cruise within Europe and the Mediterranean the RYA recommends skippers to hold the International Certificate of Competence (ICC).

ICC assessment weekends are run throughout the year and holders of the RYA Day Skipper practical course certificate can apply to the RYA for and ICC without further assessment.

Day Skipper teaches the basic practical skippering techniques to enable you to to undertake short coastal passages by day, in both tidal and non-tidal waters. You will need some sailing experience and a basic knowledge of navigation up to RYA Day Skipper shore based level. Completion of a RYA Day Skipper shore based course beforehand will greatly enhance the value of this practical course, although it is possible to study the syllabus at home if you wish.

If you are intending to take a boat through the European Inland Waterways system, i.e. canals, rivers, lakes etc. applicants must have passed a test called the CEVNI (European Inland Waterways Regulations). CEVNI

"I recently came along on a weekend to take my ICC and have to say that Robert is a really top instructor and a credit to your company. He taught us so much more than just what we needed to pass the test. Great value! Marc - Cobham, Surrey

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