ICC - International Certificate of Competence (Sail)

The ICC is the most widely recognised certificate of competence, for those who wish to charter outside the UK.

The International Certificate of Competence (ICC) is the qualification you will need If you are planning to sail or cruise within Europe and the Mediterranean.

Currently we are offering the ICC assessment over  a 2 day weekend, with a maximum of 4 students onboard. 


- 17th  & 18th April 2021

- 1st  & 2nd May

- 22nd  & 23rd May

- 12th  & 13th June


The assessment is a mix of theoretical and practical elements. Before you join us; you should be familiar with basic collision regulations, safety onboard, weather forecasting, basic chart work and pilotage. On the practical side we will work through manoeuvres under power, man overboard situations, picking up a mooring buoy and sailing a triangular course.

If you are rusty or you have little previous navigation experience, we would recommend that you take the RYA Day Skipper shorebased course prior to attending an ICC weekend. This will give you the necessary chart work  and planning skills.

For holders of the RYA Day Skipper practical course completion certificate, the Coastal Skipper practical course completion certificate, or the RYA/ MCA Yachtmaster Coastal/ Yachtmaster Offshore certificate of competence - no further assessment is required. These certificates are of a higher level to the ICC. If you hold any of the certificates listed above, you can apply directly to the RYA for an ICC, by submitting a copy of the ICC application form along with a copy of your certificate. This is free for RYA members and £45 for non members.

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).

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ICC Assessment Application Form

Details of what you will be assessed on is shown on the ICC application form.You'll need to complete pg 1 and bring it along with you.


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