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International Certificate of Competence

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Whether your experience is with Sail, Power or Motor an ICC Licence will allow you to legally operate vessels worldwide (see paragraph “using your ICC licence" below). 

 

The ICC licence is achieved by demonstrating the competencies that are equal to an experienced and knowledgeable sailor. 

Student at the helm of the Motor boat during a night sail

Ways to Qualify

Ways to Qualify 

There are two ways to qualify for an ICC licence:

  • Convert a Day Skipper licence into an ICC licence, by applying for it via the RYA:

    • Go to www.rya.org

    • Create an RYA account

    • In the search bar, enter ICC

    • You will be directed to the page to apply/renew ICC

  • Completing an ICC assessment at Sail & Power Academy

Pre-Assessment Requirements

You should already have knowledge of:

  • Basic collision regulations

  • Safety onboard

  • Weather forecasting

  • Basic chart work

  • Pilotage

Student smiling at the helm of the Catamaran
Student and Instructor laughing at the helm of the Powerboat

What to Expect

You should already have knowledge of:​​

  • Basic collision regulations

  • Safety onboard

  • Weather forecasting

  • Basic chart work

  • Pilotage

Upon Completion

Following completion of the course, you will be presented with a signed assessment certificate, indicating that you have successfully demonstrated the skills required for your discipline.  

 

This document should be submitted by the candidate to the RYA, who will process your ICC licence and issue you the licence by post.

Students smiling at the helm of the Catamaran
Student and Instructor sat at the helm of the powerboat

Using your ICC

The ICC should be automatically accepted in countries which have adopted Resolution No. 40, however any country on the list can change its decision so it is suggested that you visit here to check eligibility before booking.

Summary Course Details

The practical assessment is carried out over 2 days (1 day orientation of the boat/refresher and the 2nd day is the assessment). 

 

We meet in the office at 9:30am where introductions and expectations for the assessment will be agreed.

Student steering at the helm of the Catamaran on a windy day
Selfie of students smiling onboard the catamaran

Two Day Assessment Price

  • POWER UP TO 10M LOA = €515

  • POWER WITHOUT RESTRICTION = €995

  • SAIL = €695

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Should you feel additional time is needed for orientation, we would be happy to look at accommodating this with you.

Please note, the above price excludes VHF and Essential Seamanship & Navigation.  However, should you need the theory and VHF, they can be purchased from Sail and Power at the following cost:

  • Essential Seamanship & Navigation is approximately 3 hours online @ €150 (this includes a student pack of charts etc.)

  • VHF is approximately 5 hours online with an exam in the classroom @ €95.

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