International Certificate of Competence – ICC

International Certificate of Competence – ICC

Any British Citizen or British Resident sailing or Powerboating outside of the UK should have an International Certificate of Competence (ICC) - it is a pre-requisite for chartering any form of boat abroad.

The ICC is issued by the RYA after a practical and oral examination covering basic navigation, seamanship, and handling. It is very useful for skippers cruising in foreign waters and in particular if you are skippering a foreign-flagged vessel. Port Police particulary in Eastern Europe expect to see your ICC and it is probably not worth arguing over the ins and outs of possessing it.

Own boat ICC is from £195 and takes a day – We can also provide our own training boat if required at extra cost

The ICC assesment criteria can be found on the RYA website here: http://www.rya.org.uk/SiteCollectionDocuments/cruising/Web%20Documents/Boating%20Abroad/ICC%20Form.pdf